LARNED — Larned High School selected its September Spotlight Students — Katelyn Baker, Academics; Marley Palmer, Leadership/Service; Jennifer Applequist, Fine Arts; and Landon Erway, Athletics.
Katelyn Baker, So.
Katelyn is seriously focused on succeeding in the classroom, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average the last two years. Whether a core class or an elective, she intends to reach academic excellence at the end of the term.
Katelyn believes that she is responsible for her own learning and does what it takes in order to reach her goals. Katelyn is involved in many activities, competing as a member of the Lady Indian volleyball team. She understands that her academics come first and stays on top of her work even when she misses school.
Because Katelyn is committed to her academic goals, she is an outstanding choice for the September spotlight in Academics.
Landon Erway, So.
Landon is quickly becoming a leader both on-and-off the field at Larned High School.
Being a three-sport athlete, Landon looks for ways to help make his team better. Never backing down from a challenge, Landon encourages other athletes to reach their potential by being a prime example of what hard work, coachability, and leadership will produce.
His work ethic has not only landed Landon a varsity starter spot in football and baseball, but it has also been the motivating factor for him to succeed in the classroom as well. Whether it’s working hard in the weight room or on the field or even on the drama stage, Landon is an outstanding choice for the September spotlight in Athletics.
Marley Palmer, Jr.
When something needs done, Marley steps up to the plate without hesitation. No matter the number of hours needed to complete the task, Marley is willing to sacrifice personal time in order to accomplish the goal.
Whether it’s on the softball field, on the stage, or in the classroom, Marley often spends her time looking after others to make sure that they reach their goals as well. Always searching for ways in which to make a positive impact, Marley has stepped up to be a class officer and as a co-chair for the two National Honor Society blood drives which will be held at LHS this year.
Marley is an obvious choice for the September spotlight in Leadership/Service.
Jennifer Applequist, So.
In order for anyone to achieve success as a musician, a person must be dedicated to long hours of lessons and practice. Jennifer is a member of the Band of Indians and plays the oboe, one of the most difficult instruments in the band.
As a freshman, Jennifer made the Southwest District Honor Band and received a one rating on her oboe solo. She brings a smile to class and works extremely hard.
Jennifer is also a member of the show choir, Beginnings, was a member of the Middle Level State Honor Choir, and has received one ratings in voice in both the regional and state music competitions.
Her dedication to music at Larned High School is a perfect reason why Jennifer is the September spotlight in Fine Arts.