Larned students earn April Spotlight honors
LARNED — Larned High students Alex Lessard, Athletics; Jacey Bishop, Fine Arts; Brittany Butler, Leadership/ Service; Reagan Quick, Academics; were honored recently as April Spotlight Students.
Alex Lessard, Sr.
Being on a successful athletic team requires not only a good team effort but also individuals who are willing to improve their game. Alex definitely fits this description.
“Alex excels at her own game and sets attainable goals for herself,” her nomination read. “She work hard to improve the skills needed to become better and is willing to help her teammates with a specific skill or with an encouraging word.
“She maintains a positive attitude at practices and never complains about the task at hand. Alex been a member of the tennis team which were league champs again this year and represents Larned High School on both the cross country and track teams. She is a perfect choice for the April Spotlight in athletics.”
Jacey Bishop, Sr.
Jacey is a talented singer, securing one ratings at many regional and state competitions. While enjoying her gift as a singer, Jacey also loves to act on stage.
Jacey has gone from playing small roles to one who has the ability and the desire to play a variety of characters.
From a grumpy, old theater owner to a caring, yet somewhat confused psychiatrist, Jacey has become an integral part of the drama department at LHS. She will represent her school at the state forensics festival this spring.
Because of her talent on the stage and for the numerous awards she has received for her singing, Jacey is a unanimous choice for the April Spotlight in Fine Arts.
Brittany Butler, So.
Brittany is a leader in a variety of ways at Larned High School.
“Brittany has served as a director in both plays and musicals and has taken responsibility for planned activities to organizing and implementing the sophomore basketball tournament fundraiser,” her nomination read. “Brittany encourages classmates to get involved and willingly does the dirty work that needs to be done in order to see success.
“No matter what the organization, Brittany works hard at including others for the job at hand. Brittany serves as the sophomore class president, cheers for the LHS varsity football and basketball teams, and plays piano for the LHS jazz band.
“Both her ability to lead and her desire to serve make Brittany an excellent choice for the April Spotlight in leadership/ service.”
Reagan Quick, Sr.
Reagan’s nomination said she demonstrates an outstanding work ethic in the classroom and takes challenging classes with the expectation of achieving academic excellence.
“Reagan sets an academic goal and then does whatever it takes to attain it,” the nomination read. “This may mean spending countless hours outside of class with an instructor or diligently working on her own to understand a difficult concept.
“Reagan’s membership in the National Honor Society, being named as a Kansas Honor Scholar, and just recently receiving the honor as a Governor’s Scholar speaks to her commitment to maintain excellence in the classroom and achieving her goals.
“Reagan is a positive role model for all students and is deserving of the April Spotlight in academics.”