LARNED — Larned High School named its March Spotlight Students — Jorghialyn Kimble, Academics; Danni Chilcott, Fine Arts; Easton Palmer, Leadership/Service; and Jessica Johnson, Athletics.
Jorghialyn Kimble, So.
Good students are not only measured by their grade point average.
Good students strive for excellence in the classroom while pushing themselves in a rigorous academic curriculum.
Jorgi is a perfect example of wanting to achieve and to challenge herself in the classroom. While the grade is important to Jorgi, understanding the concept and becoming more skilled in academic areas that will help her succeed in future academic endeavors is also very important.
Jorgi’s serious approach to her studies and the perseverance to plow through difficult academic situations make her a perfect choice for the March Spotlight in Academics.
Danni Chilcott, Sr.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a small part or a lead role in a drama production,
Danni welcomes the challenge of stretching her acting abilities in order to reach her potential on the stage. Danni loves to act and respects the fact that only through hard work and growth can she achieve her goals.
In the past four years, Danni created memorable characters in full-length plays, dinner theaters, and musicals and served as a choreographer, teaching actors everything from the can-can to dances from the 80s.
Danni, a talented singer, worked a lead role in the fall musical and has been a member of the select girls vocal ensemble, DARRKK. She has competed at the state music festival.
As a member of the Dodge City Diamond All-Star cheerleading team, Danni has placed second and third at the NCA National Competition. She has signed a letter of intent to cheer at Wichita State University.
Her willingness to take any role that will make the production successful, and her meticulous eye for detail, make Danni an integral part of the drama department at LHS and an ideal choice for the March Spotlight in Fine Arts.
Easton Palmer, Sr.
Good leaders develop through a process of self-study, education, training and experience.
Good leaders exhibit a desire to inspire others into high levels of teamwork and are continually working to improve their leadership skills.
Easton fits the bill of a person who wishes to influence others, by encouragement and by example to accomplish a common goal.
Easton has donated his time to both LHS and the Larned community by working as a member of National Honor Society the past two years.
Easton has loaded vans for recycling, pulled weeds from the courtyard, stepped into a drama role, reffed recreation basketball and led the Indian football team to the Class 4A state playoffs.
Easton recognizes the value in serving others and is very deserving of the March Spotlight in Leadership/Service.
Jessica Johnson, Sr.
Jessi was a starter on the Larned High School basketball team. She has competed at the state level in tennis the last three years, all the while maintaining a positive attitude on the court. She has exhibited a desire to perform her best and has served as a good teammate by staying positive.
Jessi placed third in the Class 4A state powerlifting meet and finished seventh in the Class 4A state tennis tournament. Jessi was named to the Central Kansas All-League second team in basketball. She has signed to play tennis at Fort Hays State University next fall.
Jessi deserves the March Spotlight in Athletics.