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Larned High honors August Spotlight students
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Larned High School honored its August Spotlight students front row, Alice Hitz, Leadership-Service; and Maci Perez, Academics; and back row, Mycheal Harrelson, Fine Arts; and Colton Massey, Athletics. - photo by Janet Fleske Special to the Tribune

Alice Hitz, Sr.
Service and leadership come in many forms.
Alice is a positive leader in many ways at Larned High School. She’s a  member of the flag team, and works hard in the classroom.
Alice’s real service to her school is the genuine concern and compassion that she holds for every student at LHS.
She enjoys welcoming new students to school, helps freshmen develop confidence and may comfort a student who is hurting. Alice is constantly thinking of other people.
Her genuine concern for others and the unselfish desire to make her school better make Alice a perfect choice for the August spotlight in Leadership/Service.

Maci Perez, Sr.
Maci possesses the dogged determination it takes to become a truly outstanding student.
While the grade is important to Maci, actually understanding the concept and grasping the true meaning of a text is even more important. She does what it takes to achieve these goals by doing daily assignments, preparing for tests, participating in class discussions, taking leadership roles in group activities, getting make-up work done in a timely manner, and spending extra time with teachers when help is needed.
Because she is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve success in the classroom, Maci has earned a place in National Honor Society. She has earned the title as the August spotlight in Academics. !

Fine Arts
Mycheal Harrelson, Sr.
A successful musician not only works on improving oneself but does all he or she can do to help improve the whole group as well.
Mycheal is always looking for ways to help a fellow musician in a kind, compassionate, and positive way by asking that the group continue to rehearse the problem part until it is fixed, never openly criticizing a particular fellow musician.
According to Mrs. Sperry, the LHS band director, “Mycheal has been a great asset to the Larned Band of Indians the past two years and has worked very closely with the underclassmen trumpet players to help them learn their festival and spring concert music.”
Because of his elevated playing skills and his positive attitude in the classroom or on the field in marching band, Mycheal is an excellent choice for the August spotlight in Fine Arts.

Colton Massey, So.
Successful athletes always strive to improve their individual skills and are willing to put in the extra time to achieve this goal, whether it means staying after practice to work on a weak area or investing time during the off season.
Colton puts in the extra work and serves as a positive role model for his teammates. He also helps his team to become successful during competition.
Colton is a dedicated and quiet leader who always strives to play to his best ability and takes personal responsibility during competition.
Colton’s willingness to give 100 percent reveals itself on the Indian football team. His love for the game helped him secure an appearance on the 2014 state golf team. He competed as one of the youngest golfers at the Kansas Amateur Golf Championship this summer. Colton has earned the August spotlight in Athletics.