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Renaissance Students of the Week

 

2016-2017 Renaissance Students of the Week
   
   
Week 36  
Christmann Kaiden Christmann is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Outside of school, Kaiden participates in Miller's Shotkan Karate, Central Baptist Church and EXCEL at The City. He has also helped at the capitol building mentoring young children and attending church every Sunday where he follows Jesus. Kaiden says he likes going to school at Lakewood and his favorite subject is math because he is really good at it. After graduating from high school, Kaiden plans on attending college to become a first grade teacher. Kaiden says his family is quite unique. He has 5 brothers and 1 sister. In his spare time, Kaiden likes to explore new cultures. He says EXCEL gives him the ability to try new things and keeps him motivated to do better.
Son of Teresa and Jaime Aguilar
   
Rahman Kylie Rahman is a junior at Salina Central High School. Kylie participates in school activities by being involved in orchestra. She is hoping to be involved in cross country her senior year. Outside of school, Kylie works in the kids' gym at the YMCA and enjoys working with kids. She also participates in 5K runs at charity events. Kylie says she really enjoys her history class because its easier than her other classes and she is enjoying learning about the Vietnam War. She would like to say thank you to all the paras that have helped her in her classes. After graduating from high school, Kylie would like to attend KU and someday become a pediatrician.
Daughter of Troy Rahman, Carrie Rahman, Cari Harpster and Doug Harpster
   
Gaston Shy Gaston is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. Shy participates in school activities by being a member of the Peppers Dance - holiday team. Outside of school, Shy participates in Prom for Kids with disabilities (Night to Shine) and Salina Liberty football. Shy says her favorite class at South Middle is her gym class. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and riding horses.
Daughter of Corinne Dible
   
Streit Luke Streit is a junior at Salina South High School. Luke participates in school activities by being the junior class president, being a member of STUCO, and a member of the baseball, football and basketball team. Outside of school, Luke is the co-captain of a Relay for Life team. Luke says his favorite part of school is working in the woodshop because it teaches him valuable life skills and allows him to create projects that last a lifetime. In his spare time, Luke says he has built up his lawn mowing business over the last 4 years and is looking to expanding his list this summer.
Son of Jill and Perry Streit
   
Week 35  
Rodriguez Danna Rodriguez is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Danna says her favorite subjects at Lakewood Middle are math and science because they are fun and they get to learn new things every day. She also likes that everyone at Lakewood treat each other as equals. After graduating from high school, Danna would like to attend college or get a job. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball and tennis.
Daughter of Guadalupe Carrora and Alberto Rodriguez
   
Newton Garrett Newton is a senior at Salina Central High School with a 3.95 GPA. Garrett participates in school activities by being a member of the cross country track team and Fort Hays math relay team. Garrett is also a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, he volunteers at First United Methodist Church. Garrett says his favorite part about school is participating in cross country/track. He also enjoys going to his engineering class because it is his favorite subject and he plans on studying it at K-State next year. Garrett would like to do a shout-out to his dog, Rudy, for always being a good boy.
Son of Dan and Debbie Newton
   
Escalante Ariel Escalante is a sixth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Ariel doesn't participate in any school activities this year but next year she will be a South Middle School cheerleader. Ariel says she likes all of her teachers at South Middle. In her spare time, Ariel participates in cheerleading. She says she has 2 huskies and a big family.
Daughter of Jose and Eunice Escalante
   
Garcia Monica Garcia is a senior at Salina South High School. Monica participates in school activities by being the manager for girls swimming at South High and a member of the Link Crew. Monica says her favorite subjects at South High are social studies with Mr. Harris and 3D art with Mr. Wolf. Monica says she would like to give a shout-out to her dog, Loki.
Daughter of Francisco Garcia and Elva Espinoza
   
Week 34  
Moore Micah Moore is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Micah participates in school activities by being a member of the football and basketball team at Lakewood Middle. Outside of school, Micah attends St. John's Missionary Baptist Church and also participates in the Xcel program through The City. His favorite subject at Lakewood is math because he says he's good with numbers. After graduating from high school, Micah would like to play basketball or football for Texas Tech. Micah has two sisters, Nicole and  Ebony.
Son of Lowell and Kayla Moore
   
Guardado Jennifer Guardado is a senior at Salina Central High School. Jennifer participates in school activities by being a member of the Link Leaders, National Honor Society, Stuco, Medical Internship and Seal of Biliteracy. Outside of school, Jennifer is the captain of the Relay for Life committee and she volunteers at Sacred Heart Cathedral where is is a member. Jennifer says the best part about school is seeing her awesome friends and teachers. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her BFF Erica Miller.
Daughter of Soledad and Gilberto Guardado
   
Temple Noah Temple is a seventh grade student at South Middle School. Noah participates in school activities by being a member of the orchestra and FCA at South Middle. Outside of school he participates by helping out at the Salvation Army and the Food Bank where he is charge of placing tags on items in all the grocery stores. His favorite part about South Middle is how organized and up-to-date the school is. He says he enjoys math, guitar and Mr. Gerry. In his spare time, Noah loves music, specifically playing it and he also loves his family.
Son of Brad and Debbie Temple
   
Reeves Kameron Reeves is a junior at Salina South High School. Kameron participates in school activities by being a member of the wrestling team and a part of the after school program, Excel, at South High. His favorite class at South High is conditioning because it makes him happy and he gets stronger during the year. Outside of school, Kameron works at Perkins and the YMCA. In his spare time, he likes to play sports video games.
Son of Alicia Robinson
   
Week 33  
Palomera Daisy Palomera is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Daisy participates in school activities by being a member of the Stang Gang which is a select choir for 8th graders only. Daisy says her favorite part about school at Lakewood Middle are the teachers because she has built a special relationship with them. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend college to become a teacher.
Daughter of Lourdes FaJardo
   
Pickrell Jolie Pickrell is a freshman at Salina Central High School. Jolie participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball team and band. Jolie says her favorite subjects at Central High are math and Spanish. Her favorite teachers are Mrs. Rohleder and Mr. Finch. After graduating from high school, Jolie plans to attend college and get a job in the medical field, hopefully to become an anesthesiologist. In her spare time, Jolie enjoys taking her dogs to the dog park and spending time with her family and friends.
Daughter of James and Marisa Pickrell
   
Lawson Hadley Lawson is an eighth grade student at South Middle School with a 4.0 GPA. Hadley participates in school activities by being a member of the cheerleading team at South Middle. She says her favorite subject at South Middle is English because she enjoys writing and can express her creativity. After graduating from high school, Hadley plans on attending college and would like to work in the technology field.
Daughter of Jennifer Gross
   
Kerwin

Grace Kerwin is a sophomore at Salina South High School. Grace participates in school activities by being a football manager for the Salina South Cougar football team. Grace says her favorite subject at South High is chemistry. Grace says one of the reasons she likes chemistry so much is because of her teacher, Mrs. Chamberlain, whom she says is an amazing teacher. In her spare time, Grace loves photography and playing with her two Great Danes, Winston and Lloyd.
Daughter of Nikki and Joe Kerwin

   
Week 32  
Aguilar Zurisaday Aguilar is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Zurisaday participates in school activities by being a member of the orchestra. Outside of school, Zurisaday has helped with the Oakdale Elementary afterschool program by serving snacks. Zurisaday says her favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is orchestra and her favorite teacher is Mrs. LeSage because she always helps her. After graduating from high school, Zurisaday would like to attend K-State to become a registered nurse or counselor. Zurisaday comes from a family of six. Christian, Trust in God-Go to Iglesia Cristiana Nuova Esperanza - Emmanuel Four Square.
Daughter of Hociel and Leihdy Aguilar
   
Davis Madison Davis is a junior at Salina Central High School. Madison says her favorite part about attending Central High is seeing her friends. Her favorite subject is A&P Anatomy because she likes learning about the human body. Madison says her favorite teachers at Central High are Mrs. Paradis, Mrs. Ecksktrom and Mr. Holmquist because they are easy to relate to and funny plus they teach well.
Daughter of Kelly McCall
   
Bounyareth Tyson Bounyareth is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. Tyson participates in school activities by being a member of the orchestra at South Middle. He says his favorite subjects at South Middle are social studies because he likes to learn about history, math because it's challenging and reading because you learn so much. Tyson has three dogs named Yoda, Bingo and Tank.
Son of Shannon Bounyareth and Phavana Bounyareth
   
Keomanivong Maximus Keomanivong is a junior at South High School. Maximus says the best part about attending South High is having a place to learn new things. He says he doesn't really have a favorite subject at South High. In his spare time, Maximus enjoys playing basketball, fishing, playing video games, training, working, sleeping and listening to music. Maximus says he's just an average guy who just studies.

   
Week 31  
Richardson Brooks Richardson is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Brooks participates in school activities by being a member of the football, basketball and tennis team. He also participates in band. Outside of school, Brooks attends First Covenant Church where he participates in youth and life groups. Brooks says he enjoys all of his classes and teachers at Lakewood Middle. With his current schedule, he says math and technical education are the classes he enjoys the most. After graduating from high school, he is undecided about his plans but would like to play baseball if given the opportunity. In his spare time, he plays baseball for the Kansas Outlaws and enjoys conditioning at Sharp Performance. Brooks is the youngest of three children in his family.
Son of Brian and Julie Richardson
   
Heizman

Charles Montgomery Heizman is a freshman at Salina Central High School where he has a 3.88 GPA. Charles participates in school activities by being a member of the boys swimming team and student council secretary of the freshman class. Charles says his favorite subject at Central High is history but he enjoys all of his classes. In his spare time, Charles enjoys playing playstation. He says he loves his parents and his yellow lab, Trophy.
Son of Kelly and John Heizman

   
McBride Lola McBride is a sixth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Lola participated in school activities by being an Eagle Leader at Sunset Elementary her third through fifth grade. Outside of school, Lola participates in Parks and Rec soccer, National American Miss Pageant, and placed first place in the Kansas Book Festival writing contest. Her favorite subject at South Middle is social studies. In her spare time, Lola enjoys playing soccer, playing the piano and writing. She says she has very supportive parents.
Daughter of Sean and Lacey McBride
   
Usher Bailey Usher is a junior at South High School. Bailey participates in school activities by being a member of the track team. Outside of school, she participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and she is also a role model for her little sister, Lalonny. Bailey says all her teachers at South High are friendly. Her favorite class is chemistry because she likes the experiments they do. In her spare time, Bailey likes to dance and has been in dance for 12 years.
Daughter of Preston Usher and Lisa Benson
   
Week 30  
Flores Natalia Granado-Flores is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Natalia participates in school activities by being a member of FCA. Natalia says P.E. is her favorite class at Lakewood Middle because she likes being active. She also likes social studies because she finds all of the things that have happened interesting. After graduating from high school, Natalia plans to attend college and study to become a doctor. In her spare time, she likes reading and playing basketball. Natalia says there are 5 people in her family.
Daughter of Pablo Granado and Angela Granado
   
Gilpin Zoe Gilpin is a sophomore at Salina Central High School. Zoe participates in school activities by helping run the Central Gaming Community (CGC) as the "webmaster". Zoe says what she likes best about Central High is the environment at the school. She says the energy there is incredible. In her spare time, Zoe enjoys doing anything with art and music. Zoe says she has one dog, Nala. Daughter of Joleen and Jeremy Brown
   
Tripp Amelia L. Tripp is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Amelia participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball and softball team. She is also a member of the band/alto sax, concessions volunteer, babysitter and animal parent to a guinea pig. Outside of school, Amelia participates in the March of Dimes and Salina Rescue Mission. Her favorite subject at South Middle is FACS because she learns life-long skills such as cooking, sewing and safety. She also likes volleyball and PE because they teach her team building and physical activities. Amelia loves animals and aspires to be an animal veterinarian for a career. She has two guinea pigs, five chickens and one dog.
Daughter of Amanda Ellis
   
Hultgren Bayleigh Hultgren is a senior at South High School. Bayleigh participates in school activities by being a member of the theatre, drama club and vocal department. Bayleigh says she really likes South High because of how understanding and caring the teachers are and they make you feel as though you mean something. In her spare time, she writes songs and plays the ukelele.
Daughter of Beth Obrecht and Brent Hultgren
   
Week 29  
Hernandez Dayanara Hernandez is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Dayanara says she has shown respect and self-control at Lakewood Middle. Outside of school, she participates in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. Dayanara says Mrs. Griffits is her favorite teacher because she has always been there to help her in school. After graduating from high school, she plans on attending college and then salon school. In her spare time, Dayanara loves playing volleyball and inspiring people.
Daughter of Norma Ruiz and Julio Hernandez
   
Deckert Elijah Deckert is a senior at Salina Central High School. Outside of school, Elijah participates in helping out at his church on Wednesdays with sound and graphics. His favorite part about school is getting to go to Salina Tech to study about automotive technology. Elijah says he likes working at the car wash.

   
Arnold Kylie Arnold is an eighth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Kylie participates in school activities by being a member of the basketball and cross country team. Kylie says what she likes most about South Middle is how it helps her learn what she needs to know to be successful in the future. Her favorite subject at school is P.E. because she enjoys being active and learning new sports. After graduating from high school, Kylie would like to attend college and study to become an orthodontist. Kylie says she has one sister and one dog.
Daughter of Sheri and Dennis Arnold
   
Martinez Reyna Martinez is a junior at South High School. Reyna participates in school activities by being a member of the soccer team. Outside of school, Reyna has participated in Prayer and Action for two years. Her favorite class at South High is graphic design. After graduating from high school, Reyna wants to attend Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University to study to become a radiologist. In her spare time, Reyna enjoys playing the accordion.
Daughter of Ernesto Martinez and Rosalva Arceo
   
Week 28  
Rost Faith Rost is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Faith participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball, basketball and track team. Outside of school, Faith participates at St. Elizabeth's as a church server, volunteers at pet fairs and dog washes and is captain of her soccer team two years in a row. Faith says she likes her advisory class at Lakewood Middle because they have lots of laughs and giggles. She likes all of her teachers at Lakewood Middle and all of her coaches for afterschool sports. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend K-State University and hopefully play soccer there. In  her spare time, Faith loves playing soccer with her friends and teammates and making art projects. She has two brothers, Ben and Nick and two pets, Mavis and Fern.
Daughter of Callie Rost and Chris Rost
   
Wilson Arron Wilson is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where he has a 3.6 GPA. Arron participates in school activities by being a member of the track and field and soccer team at Central High. Arron says he loves his Advanced English class because of his favorite teacher ever, Mrs. Abker. In his spare time, Arron loves playing fortnite with the boys and playing with his dog, Ginger.
Son of Stuart and Susan Wilson
   
Haase Marissa Haase is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. Marissa participates in school activities by helping out with assemblies, dances, PBIS rewards, recycling program, and stocking and setting up concession stands. Marissa says her favorite subjects are reading and science; her favorite class is Life Skills; her favorite teacher is Mrs. Barber and her favorite team is K-State. In her spare time, she loves listening to music, watching movies and doing art projects. Marissa has a dog named Rex and a horse named Splash.
Daughter of Ryan and Heather Haase
   
Brown Avery Brown is a junior at South High School. Avery participates in school activities by being a member of the varsity basketball team and HOSA Club--Health Occupations Students of America. Outside of school, he umpires children's baseball in the summer, is a volunteer for Relay for Life and volunteers at the Food Bank occasionally. His favorite part about school is being able to take away new views and ideas from his peers from personal or class discussions. Avery says he has 2 sisters, 1 brother and another sibling on the way.
Son of Miranda and Aaron Brown
   
Week 27  
Paul Kendale Paul is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Outside of school, Kendale volunteers at Access TV and participates in Boy Scouts Troop 7. His favorite subject at Lakewood is math with Ms. Lytton because he says she makes it fun. After graduating from high school, Kendale plans on attending college to get a meteorology degree. In his spare time, he enjoys studying weather. Kendale says he has two older sisters, three cats and one dog.
Son of Michael and Melinda Paul
   
Courbot Chase Courbot is a freshman at Salina Central High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. Chase participates in school activities by being a member of the tennis team and the drumline. Chase says his favorite subject at Central High is band and his favorite teacher is Mr. Rohrer.
Son of Todd and Kristina Courbot
   
Kimmi Easton Kimmi is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. Outside of school, he participates in the law enforcement band and youth group. Easton says he likes math at South Middle because he can learn that subject pretty easily.
Son of Dalton and Rachel Johnson
   
Tran Kim Tran is a senior at South High School. Kim participated in school activities by being a member of the Link Crew. Outside of school, Kim pet sits and babysits. Kim says the best part about South High is that she can be herself at school. She likes being a library aide and enjoys how she can read and study in peace. In her spare time, Kim says she could watch Netflix all day. She loves petting cats even though she is allergic to them. Kim has 4 siblings with 2 of them having graduated from South High.
Daughter of Travis Tran
   
Week 26  
Davila Mason Davila is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Outside of school, he helps pick up trash during Live from the Lot Concert held at Long McArthur. Mason's favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is social studies because he likes to learn about the past and his favorite teacher is Mrs. Miller. After graduating from high school, Mason plans on attending college and playing football at either KU or UCLA. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and football. Mason has 2 younger brothers, Makaden, 10; and Maddix, 4. He also has 4 dogs named Mya, Molly, Zoey and Peanut.
Son of Wendi Davila and Mario Davila
   
Taggart Annie Taggart is a junior at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Annie participates in school activities by being a member of Troupe 639 secretary and thespian, National Honor Society, choir, Free Spirit and class treasurer. Outside of school, she participates in the Junior Leadership. Annie says her favorite part about school is creating friendships and learning more about her classmates and teachers every day. In her spare time, Annie enjoys reading, teaching and acting at SCT and hanging out with her dog, Cash.
Daughter of Scott and Toni Taggart
   
French Alexis French is a seventh grade student at South Middle School. Alexis says she likes school because it gives her an education and she gets to see her friends. In her spare time, Alexis loves hanging out with her friends and spending time with family. She says she also loves to draw in her spare time.
Daughter of Joan Matthews
   
White Courtney White is a sophomore at South High School. Courtney participates in school activities by being a member of the New Dawn Singers. She is also involved in theatre and drama club where she is a drama club officer. Outside of school, Courtney participates in shows at the Salina Community Theatre and was part of the All-District choir. Courtney says what she likes most about school is South's amazing fine arts program. She says the amazing teachers truly maximize the potential of students. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the flute. Courtney says she also has 7 dogs.
Daughter of Jason White
   
Week 25  
Kevin   Kevin Jones is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Kevin participates in all classes and shows teamwork at Lakewood Middle. Outside of school, he participates in Excel. His favorite class at Lakewood is P.E. and he enjoys being with his friends the most. After graduating from high school, Kevin plans to attend college and be a basketball player. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Fortnite and basketball.
Son of La Torya Loud-Jones
   
England Mary England is a senior at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Mary participates in school activities by being a member of Stuco and the tennis team in her sophomore year and the volleyball team in her freshman year. Outside of school, she participates in the Relay for Life and is the Relay for Life activities chair this year. Mary says she has enjoyed making many friends at Central and being able to take classes leading into a medical pathway. She says Mrs. Dechant is the best counselor ever.
Daughter of Katy and Andy England
   
Johnson Trevor Johnson is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. Outside of school, Trevor is a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 214 where he is working toward his Eagle Rank. Trevor says his favorite subject at South Middle is Tech Ed with Mr. Duncan because he makes things interesting. He also likes hanging out with his friends. In his spare time, Trevor likes to hunt, fish and take part in Boy Scout activities. He has one brother, Zach; and one sister, Makayla.
Son of Justin and Amy Johnson
   
Losch Dylan Losch is a senior at South High School. Dylan participates in school activities by being a member of the track and field team, being the Student Council vice president and also participating in the medical internship rotation at Salina Regional Health Center. Outside of school, Dylan participates in the Relay for Life. His favorite subject at South High is science. Dylan says he also loves running track.
Son of Tanya and Rick Garrison
   
Week 24  
Vidricksen Hayden Vidricksen is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Hayden participates in school activities by being a member of the jazz band, band and participating in sports at Lakewood. Outside of school, he volunteers by helping out at his church. Hayden says he likes attending school at Lakewood Middle because the teachers are nice. After graduating from high school, he plans to attend college and maybe become a chiropractor. In his spare time, Hayden likes to play outside, hang out with his friends and play video games.
Son of Casey and Deby Vidricksen
   
Rubino Isabella Rubino is a freshman at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Isabella participates in school activities by being a member of the jazz band, band, Salina Central Pylon, Scholars Bowl and One Acts. Outside of school, she helps with childcare at her church. Isabella says one of her favorite things about Central High is participating in different subjects. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her 2 dogs, April and Raven.  
Daughter of Joe and Carol Rubino
   
Sierminski Harley Sierminski is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. Harley participates in school activities by being a member of the orchestra. Outside of school, she participates in gymnastics Gemstars Level 7 at the YMCA and is a pitcher and plays 3rd base for her softball team, Wildfire. Harley says her favorite subject at South Middle is reading. She says she likes all her teachers because they make her classes fun. In her spare time, Harley likes to hang out with her friends and family. She also likes listening to music. Harley has two sisters, Paige and Jerzie and a dog named Gizmo.
Daughter of Joe and Shana Sierminski
   
Martin America Martin is a sophomore at South High School. America participates in school activities by being a member of the track team at South High. America says she enjoys social studies at South High because one of her favorite teachers is Mr. Poland. In her spare time, America loves dogs and watching Netflix.
Daughter of Hector and Araceli Martin
   
Week 23  
Guardado Alex Guardado is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Alex participates in school activities by being a member of the football team, band and jazz band at Lakewood. Outside of school, he volunteers by helping out at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Alex says his favorite class is English because the teacher makes the class fun and enjoyable. After graduating from high school, Alex plans to attend KU and study oncology. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends and family and having a good time.
Son of Gilbert and Soledad Guardado
   
Griffin Peyton Griffin is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Peyton participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball, basketball and soccer team. Outside of school, she participates in the Relay for Life. Peyton's favorite part of school is being able to talk to her friends. Her favorite subject at Central High is biology because Mrs. Shaffer always challenges her to do the best she can do. After graduating from high school, Peyton would like to become a pediatric nurse.  
Daughter of Matt and Michelle Fry
   
Schnacker Jaeda Schnacker is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. She says her favorite teacher at South Middle is Mr. Dees. In her spare time, Jaeda likes to draw and spend time with her family.
Daughter of Sonja Schnacker
   
Gonzalez Juan Gonzalez is a senior at South High School. Juan participates in school activities by being a member of the Culinary Club. Juan says that in all of his 4 years that he has been here he loves all of the teachers that he has had.
Son of Maria Beltran Montoya
   
Week 22  
Clark Isaac Clark is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Isaac participates in school activities by being a member of the footballl team at Lakewood. Outside of school, he participates in the Xcel program. Isaac says his favorite part about school is learning new things and seeing his friends everyday. After graduating from high school, he plans to attend college to become a technical engineer.
Son of Brandie Ingermanson and Jeff Clark
   
Hough Rebecca Hough is a junior at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.1 GPA. Rebecca participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball team, Environmental Club, theatre (executive board member) and Book Club. Outside of school, she volunteers at the YMCA and is a member of the First United Methodist Church. Rebecca says she loves all of her teachers and she loves the theatre department at Central High. Rebecca would like to give a shoutout to her wonderful family, Sam, and her cats Ginger and Tiger.  
Daughter of Jill Dyck and Darald Hough
   
Cuevas Karen Cuevas is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Karen participates in school activities by being a member of the orchestra. Outside of school, Karen participates in Volunteer for Religion. Karen says she likes lunch period because she gets to eat, talk and spend time with her friends. She also likes reading because it comes naturally to her and she is a bookworm.
Daughter of Nohemi and Alvaro Cuevas
   
Fenton Cyle Fenton is a senior at South High School. Cyle participates in school activities by being involved in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challange. Cyle says his favorite subject at South High is social studies and his favorite teachers are Mrs. Kisner and Mrs. Edgerle because they both have amazing personalities and you can ask them any types of questions Cyle has one brother and a dog named Sadie.
Son of Darcie Ingram
   
Week 21  
Ireton Anna Ireton is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Anna participates in school activities by participating in vocal concerts. Outside of school, she participates in the Tamara Howe School of Dance: Rhythm Company, The Youth America Grand Prix competition and the Salina Community Theatre shows. Anna's favorite part about school is how challenging it is and the feeling of getting things right. Her favorite subjects are art and vocal because she likes artistic things. After graduating from high school, Anna would like to be accepted into the American Ballet Theatre or another good ballet company. She would then open up a dance studio. Anna would also like to be a grade school teacher. In her spare time, she loves going to concerts because she loves music. She says sometimes she goes to Ad Astra coffee shop and sings songs while her dad plays the guitar. Anna also plays the ukulele.
Daughter of Joe and Lora Ireton
   
Mattingly Samantha Mattingly is a junior at Salina Central High School. Samantha participates in school activities by participating in Central Gaming community. Samantha says her favorite subject at Central High is art. She says she has amazing teachers such as her vocal teacher, Mr. Holmquist; her ELO teacher, Mrs. Menzies; and Mrs. Jett. She also enjoys seeing her friends every day. In her spare time, Samantha loves to do art. She also sings and plays video games and she says she is an aunt-to-be. Samantha also has a dog named Bubbles.  
Daughter of Jill LeAnn Bosebrock
   
Brown Lainey Brown is an eighth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Lainey participates in school activities by being a member of the baskektball and cross country team at South Middle. Outside of school, she attends church. Lainey says her favorite class is advanced guitar because they learn lots of new things and they get to put on a concert for their parents. In her spare time, Lainey likes to play soccer, softball and basketball. She also enjoys doing art projects. She has one sister, two brothers and four dogs.
Daughter of Miranda Brown
   
Cline Leighton Cline is a junior at South High School. Leighton participates in school activities by being a member of the New Dawn singers and the Drama club. Leighton says his favorite subject at South High is math and his favorite class is rep theatre. In his spare time, Leighton enjoys all things theatre. Leighton has 6 younger siblings.
Son of Wes Burt and Kristin Burt
   
Week 20  
Nutter Mackenzie Nutter is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Mackenzie participates in school activities by being a member of the tennis, basketball and track team. She will also be participating in the Spelling Bee and is a member of Stang Gang. Outside of school, she referees for the soccer club and is a member of First United Methodist Church. Mackenzie says her favorite class at Lakewood is history because her teacher is very effective and gives amazing lectures. After graduating from high school, Mackenzie plans on attending college and studying for a job in the medical field. She is leaning towards going into optometry. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer and swimming. Mackenzie also enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Daughter of Larry and Jody Nutter
   
Johnson Olivia Johnson is a senior at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Olivia is co-editor of the yearbook at Central and is also a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, she participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Relay for Life and is a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Olivia says she loves the journalism department and her AP Literature class at Central because they teach her lessons she can apply to her life outside of school. Olivia says she loves dogs and korean food.  
Daughter of Paul and Linda Johnson
   
Martin Kaitlyn Martin is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. Kaitlyn is a student in the FLC program. She participates in assemblies, class incentive parties, PBIS rewards and taking field trips with her class. Kaitlyn says she loves her teacher at South Middle, Megan Ladenburger. In her spare time, she loves playing with her iPad. Kaitlyn lives with her mother and grandparents, Rob and Angelique Barnett and her uncle, Adam Barnett.
Daughter of Heather Barnett
   
Warren Kaylee Warren is a junior at South High School. Kaylee participates in school activities by being a member of the theatre club,  tennis team and also a drama club officer. She is also the editor of the Tripodium. Outside of school, Kaylee is the summer concession stand manager for the Optimist Club. Kaylee says her favorite teacher is Miss Lindsay because she always sees the potential in her and she never lets her settle for anything but her best. After graduating from high school, Kaylee would like to attend college and study theatre major with emphasis in stage management at K-State.
Daughter of Kim and Dee Warren
   
Week 19  
Buettgenbach Tailynn Buettgenbach is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Tailynn participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball, basketball and track team. Outside of school, she plays softball for Salina Fusion. Tailynn says her favorite thing about school is getting to see her friends during the day and after school. She also enjoys attending her sports activities. After graduating from high school, Tailynn plans on attending college. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, softball and running track.
Daughter of Tana and Steven Davis and Trapper and Leslie Buettgenbach
   
Pittenger Kylah Pittenger is a freshman at Salina Central High School.  
Daughter of Cheryl Pittenger and Justin Pittenger
   
Bernhardt Tristan Bernhardt is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. He participates in gym and science at South Middle. Outside of school, he plays basketball, is a pitcher for the Salina Rage baseball team and he bowls on two different bowling leagues. Tristan says his favorite part about school is gym class because they get to run. He also enjoys social studies because he has always loved history. In his spare time, Tristan enjoys playing baseball, spending time with his family which includes his mom, dad, and little sister, Addisyn, and his wonderful grandparents. He also loves going to K-State games with his Aunt Maggie and Uncle Darin.
Son of Derik and Nicolette Bernhardt
   
Cliffton Jadyn Cliffton is a junior at South High School. Jadyn participates in school activities by being a member of the girls swimming and diving team and is also a member of the drama club. Outside of school, Jadyn volunteers at the Schilling Library and SRL All Breed Dog Rescue. Jadyn says her favorite class at South High is Animal Science with Mrs. Petty. Jadyn says she has a great family and great friends, too. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her dog, Cricket; and cat, Blossom.
Daughter of John and Ginger Cliffton
   
Week 18  
Brown Lilianna Brown is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Lilianna participates in school activities by being the Student Council class representative. Outside of school, she is a teachers assistant at the Salina Art Center, taught English in Guatemala on a mission trip with her church and collected shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at her church. Lilianna says she likes art, English and social studies because they are interesting to her and she enjoys learning more about them. After graduating from high school, she plans on attending college but is unsure where at this time. In her spare time, Lilianna loves to draw.
Daughter of Chris and Chrissy Brown
   
Jackson Destiny Jackson is a junior at Salina Central High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the cross country and track and field team. Destiny says her favorite classes at Central High are her French class and working out in conditioning class.
Daughter of Jessie Jackson
   
Priester Blake Priester is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. He participates in school activities by being a "pawsitive" student in math in Mrs. Lumley's class. Outside of school, Blake plays Parks and Recreation basketball. His favorite subject at South Middle is social studies because he really enjoys it. In his spare time, Blake is interested in Russell Westbrook, his favorite NBA player.
Son of Daniela Priester and Joseph Priester
   
Leamer Derek Leamer is a senior at South High School. Outside of school, Derek plays with the Salina Youth Symphony. He also participates in band as a percussion section leader. Derek says his favorite subject at South High is band. His favorite teacher is Mr. Harris because Derek says his class is always interesting.
Son of Larry and Marilyn Leamer
   
Week 17  
Ohara Brynn O'Hara is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Brynn participates in school activities by being a member of the basketball team and team captain of the volleyball team. Outside of school, she participates in the Gravity-Youth Group. Brynn says she really likes school because she gets to see her friends and she likes learning. After graduating from high school, she would like to attend K-State or Vanderbilt.
Daughter of Earl and Kelsey O'Hara and Allison O'Hara
   
Hazelton Sarah Hazelton is a senior at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the Central drumline where she plays the quints and she is also the vice-president of Thespian Troupe 639. Sarah says theatre is her favorite subject at Central. She says seeing and acting with her best friends make her very happy. In her free time, Sarah likes playing with her gecko, Marcel, playing the Marimba, watching movies with her mom and going to Jalisco's with Jake Geisen.
Daughter of Julie Wilson and Ron Hazelton
   
Harris Lauren Harris is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyballl and basketball team, band, and the Scholar's Bowl. Outside of school, Lauren participates in the American Legion Junior Auxiliary. Lauren says her favorite subject at South Middle is math and that's because of her teacher, Mrs. Chrisman. In her spare time, Lauren says playing sports is her favorite hobby. She also has two younger brothers.
Daughter of Elliott and Jennifer Harris
   
Temple Molly Temple is a sophomore at South High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the bowling team and she also plays the viola in the school orchestra. Outside of school, Molly participates in the food drive for Salina Rescue Mission and volunteers at DVACK. Molly says she really loves to learn so she enjoys school in general. Her favorite subjects are math, science and English. She says she has always found these areas interesting and challenging. In her spare time, Molly plays the viola, piano, ukulele and sings. She says she absolutely loves music. Her favorite books include I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Molly says she loves her parents and little brother.
Daughter of Brad and Debbie Temple
   
Week 16  
Freeman Drake Freeman is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Outside of school, Drake participates in the Tech Club at the library. Drake says his favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is math because it is not as challenging to him. After graduating from high school, Drake plans on attending college and then working as a video games tester or a video game creator. In his spare time, he loves playing video games. Drake lives with his mother, father and 2 sisters. He also has a dog.
Son of Liz Gregg Freeman and Justin Freeman
   
North Hana Rose North is a freshman at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the orchestra (where she holds the highest chair for her grade), theatre (one-acts) and Leadership class. She is also a student ambassador for Mrs. Roets and helps in the classrooms. Outside of school, Hana participates in the Smoky Hill  River Festival, Prairie Festival/Land Institute, Salina Arts Center and the Salina Youth Symphony. Hana says she really enjoys interacting and working with her friends and classmates. She says her classes are enjoyable and unique in all ways. In her spare time, Hana is involved in the arts. She has five siblings.
Daughter of Cori and Bill North
   
Nouanlasy Neon Nouanlasy is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. Neon says he likes all of his classes and teachers and the methods they use in teaching at South Middle. After graduating from high school, Neon would like to become an electrician. In his spare time, Neon loves to play video games. He says his favorite food to eat is pizza.
Son of Phonsanith Nouanlasy
   
Einhaus Spencer Einhaus is a junior at South High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the HOSA club at South High. Outside of school, Spencer participates in the Parks and Recreation basketball program. Spencer says his favorite subject at South High is human anatomy because he likes learning about the body and how it works. He says that football is his favorite sport. Spencer says he likes school because it is a place for him to expand his knowledge with his peers. Spencer says his family pushes him to do his best and have helped him to build a solid work ethic.
Son of JoDee and Kevin Einhaus
   
Week 15  
White Jaylynn White is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the cheerleading squad and the Healthy Lifestyles Group. Outside of school, Jaylynn helps her Aunt Tracy clean Smoky Hill retirement home. She likes spending time with the residents talking, playing games and bonding with them. After graduating from high school, Jaylynn would like to attend college to become either a doctor or a nurse. In her spare time, she likes hanging out with her best friend since kindergarten, Kamryn Derrick, and her family. Jaylynn also dances at Prestige.
Daughter of Steve White and Tammy White
   
LeSage Dante LeSage is a senior at Salina Central High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the bowling team since 9th grade. He is also a member of SGA at Salina Tech. Outside of school, Dante is a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. He says the best part about school is the way his teachers treat him. He also enjoys being on the bowling team and how they show school spirit. In his spare time, Dante enjoys camping with his family in the summer, watching K-State football and Kansas City Chiefs football.
Son of Parker and Blanca LeSage
   
Kinion Dara Kinion is a sixth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being the Heusner Student Council secretary in 5th grade. Outside of school, Dara is a dancer at Vivette's Dance Studio and a member of the Starfeet competition team. Her favorite subject at South Middle is art because it lets her be creative and she says her teacher, Mrs. Morris, is really nice. In her spare time, Dara loves to dance. She has three pets, Alex is her dog and Cedric and Daisy are her guinea pigs. Dara also has a sister, Kristen, who is in the 4th grade.
Daughter of Brian and Elizabeth Kinion
   
Turner Whitney Turner is a sophomore at South High School. She participates in school activities by being an officer of Peppers dance team, Drama Club officer, New Dawn member and she is also on the costume team for the school theatre department. Outside of school, Whitney participates in Healthy Lifestyles, Kansas Thespian Society and the youth group at New Community Christian Church. Whitney says her favorite part about school is everything in the performing arts wing. She says she has a passion for theatre and singing. Whitney says Ms. Lindsay is her favorite teacher because she is such a supportive mentor and friend. In her spare time, she enjoys working on and off stage in productions for the theatre and sewing under the guidance of Mama Kay Engelland. Whitney has 2 brothers, Trey, a junior at South High and Broden, a 2nd grader at Coronado Elementary.
Daughter of Gina and TJ Turner
   
Week 14  
Harle Tianna Harle is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the band. Outside of school, Tianna participates in the Salina Parks and Recreation. Tianna says she likes band at Lakewood Middle because she loves to play the trumpet. After graduating from high school, she plans on attending college. In her spare time, Tianna says she likes crafting, dancing, singing, watching Netflix and chilling.
Daughter of Christina Barkley
   
Denning Miles Denning is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the jazz band, band, drumline and musical pit at Central High. Outside of school, Miles participates in the Salina Youth Symphony (section leader) and the First Presbyterian Church youth group. Miles says at Central he loves anything band related but his favorite core class is Advanced English with Mrs. Abker. In his spare time, Miles is a student pilot who is working on his private rating and he says he flew solo on his 16th birthday. Miles has two sisters, Ava and Elle.
Son of Heather and Dustin Denning
   
Herrera Ashli Herrera is a seventh grade student at South Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the band where she plays the flute. Ashli says the leadership roles she identifies with are to be kind and have good grades. Outside of school, she plays in the law enforcement band every Tuesday and her role is to make new friends and be respectful of others. The best part about South Middle are the teachers and her friends. She says she likes all of her subjects, her teachers are all great and she enjoys school. Ashli says she came from Guatemala five years ago. She also says she has a great family.
Daughter of Alex and Melissa Herrera
   
Wassenberg

Cole Wassenberg is a junior at South High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the South High baseball team. Outside of school, he works for Salina Parks and Recreation. Cole says his favorite subject at South High is AP U.S. History. Cole has 1 brother and 2 dogs.
Son of Rich and Ruth Wassenberg

   
Week 13  
Garcia Victoria Garcia is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Victoria says she feels that school is mainly to help students learn what they will need in the future to succeed. She says she enjoys school because it gives her the chance to learn things she didn't know so she can teach others. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend Cloud County Community College to major in graphic design. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys doing arts and crafts, sports and reading books.
Daughter of Ginger Garcia
   
Cobbs Lillian Cobbs is a junior at Salina Central High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the cheer team at Central High. Lillian says the best part about going to school is attending her art class and being creative in 2-advanced art. She says she gets to express herself and be encouraged by her favorite inspirational teacher, Mr. Cullins. In her spare time, Lillian loves applying makeup. She also has three other siblings.
Daughter of Lorenzo Cobbs
   
Dickson Kaydence Dickson is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the cheerleading squad and Sensations group at South Middle. She also participates in advanced guitar. Outside of school, Kaydence volunteers for Meals on Wheels in the summer with her grandma. Her favorite subject at South Middle is advanced guitar because she loves music. Kaydence has her mom, one brother and one dog.
Daughter of Beth Dickson
   
Lara Diana Lara is a senior at South High School. She participates in school activities by being the captain of the girls soccer team, boys soccer manager, a member of the National Honor Society and Link Crew and is also a Kansas Scholar. Outside of school, she is also involved in Relay for Life, works at McDonald's and volunteers at her church. Diana says that the best things about South High are her awesome friends and soccer because they keep her going throughout the school year. Diana says that she really likes grilled cheese sandwiches.

   
Week 12  
Akin Bradley Akin is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the Stang Gang. Outside of school, Bradley attends the Salina Heights Christian Church and enjoys community clean-up projects. Bradley says his favorite class at Lakewood Middle is P.E. because it is fun and Mrs. Nay is a nice, fun teacher. After graduating from high school, his plans are to get a job and attend college as soon as possible to get the job he wants. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer and enjoys playing with animals. He also likes to play with clay and build models.
Son of James Akin
   
Bolieu Breanna Bolieu is a sophomore at Salina Central High School. Outside of school, Breanna coaches gymnastics for the YMCA. Breanna says she looks forward to classes everyday at Central High to expand her knowledge and learn new skills. She also looks forward to seeing her friends everyday. In her spare time time, Breanna takes care of her 2 cats, Midnight and Delbert and her two dogs, Ami and Mojo. Breanna says she loves animals, her family and her nieces and nephews.
Daughter of Jason and Sheila Bolieu
   
Lira Angel Lira is a seventh grade student at South Middle School. He participates in school activities by trying out for the basketball team. Outside of school, Angel participates in after school Bible Club with Salina Heights Christian Church. His favorite subject at South Middle is P.E. Angel says he enjoys going to Maker Space in the library before school. In his spare time, Angel enjoys riding bulls at rodeos.
Son of Nadia and Jose Lira
   
Musgrave Ethan Musgrave is a sophomore at South High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the track and field team. His favorite subject at South High is biology and his favorite teachers are Mrs. Cain and Mr. Carlson. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys gaming. He says he has a favorite pet, Cassie the basset hound. Ethan says he also loves animals.
Son of Leslie Westbrook and Clyde Westbrook
   
Week 11  
Wedgewood Madison Wedgewood is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the Explorers Club. Madison says her favorite subjects at Lakewood are Tech Ed and Digital Literacy. Her favorite part about school are her teachers and her friends. After graduating from high school, she wants to attend college to become a baker and move to Colorado to live. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. Madison says she also loves dogs.
Daughter of Todd and Tamera Wedgewood
   
Taggart Cooper Taggart is a freshman at Salina Central High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the football and baseball team at Central High. He is also the Stuco class president. Outside of school, Cooper participates in Parks and Recreation basketball. Cooper says his favorite class at Central High is cabinet making. Cooper has 2 sisters, Casey Prester and Annie Taggart and a dog named Cash.
Son of Scott and Toni Taggart
   
Conner Calyn Conner is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. Outside of school, Calyn participates in the Youth Symphony Choir where she has been a member for three years. She is also in Youth Group at her church. Her favorite subject at South Middle is social studies because her teacher, Mr. Allen, makes it fun. In her spare time, Calyn enjoys cheerleading, gymnastics, singing and dancing.
Daughter of Brent and Lori Conner
   
Wilkinson Ambrosee Wilkinson is a senior at South High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the orchestra, National Honor Society, Le Club Culinaire and Medical Internship. Outside of school, Ambrosee participates in the Salina Youth Symphony Program, Medical Explorers, Senior Member, KWU orchestra, and private vocal lessons at the Lyric Academy. His favorite subjects at South High are his AP courses. He says the teachers are really nice and great at their subjects. In his spare time, Ambrosee likes to play video games, cook, and he is interested in medicine. Ambrosee has 3 dogs, Duke, Toby and Nanook.
Guardians are Sheila and Jerry Hickel
   
Week 10  
Bhakta Vidhi Bhakta is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the cheerleading team, jazz band and Scholar's Bowl. Outside of school, Vidhi volunteers at Oakdale Elementary. Vidhi says her favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is reading because she can easily get lost in the world of books. She says her favorite teacher is Mr. Montoya because he is always pushing the students to be their best and he wants to see all of us succeed. After graduating from high school, Vidhi plans to attend Howard to study to become a surgeon. In her spare time, she likes reading fiction and doing scrapbooking.  Vidhi says she has a dog named Carley.
Daughter of Angela and Roger Bhakta
   
Sorell Sydney Sorell is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where she has a 3.8 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the tennis and softball team at Central High. Outside of school, Sydney participates in Relay for Life and also volunteers at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her favorite subject at Central High is math. After graduating from high school, Sydney plans to go into the medical field. Sydney has one brother, Chance.
Daughter of Colette and David Sorell
   
Fulkerson Will Fulkerson is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the cross country and tennis team. He is also a member of the band, is a 6th grade StuCo representative and 7th grade StuCo ambassador. Outside of school, Will participates in the Salina Law Enforcement band, Salina Aquatics Club, soccer referee and is a member of the St. Mary's parish. His favorite subject at South Middle is Mr. Gerry's guitar class. He says it gives him something to look forward to during the day and it is fun. In his spare time, Will likes to tinker with electronics. He says he would also like to get a pilot's license. Will also says he likes cats.
Son of Kim and John Fulkerson
   
Steinle Keana Steinle is a senior at South High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the track and field team and conditioning. Keana's favorite class at South High is weightlifting. One of Keana's favorite things about attending South is seeing his friends. After graduating from high school, Keana plans to join the Air Force. In his spare time, he loves to play video games, create art and lift weights. Keana says his favorite color is blue and he has two dogs named Reedus and Valkyrie.
Son of Kelsi and Stephen Steinle
   
Week 9  
Eland Brielle Eland is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the cheerleading team, track and band. Outside of school, Brielle participates on the Salina Stars softball team, is a member of the First Covenant Youth Group and is also the vice-president of Sunny Valley 4-H Club. Brielle says she loves all of the great teachers and staff members at Lakewood. She says they help them become better people. After graduating from high school, Brielle wants to get a degree in business and baking, travel the world and finally settle down, have a family, and open her own bakery. In her spare time, Brielle loves playing sports, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
Daughter of Tod and Tracy Eland
   
Johnson Tyler Johnson is a senior at Salina Central High School. He participates in school activities by being a student ambassador. Outside of school, Tyler is a member of the First Covenant Church. His favorite subjects at Salina Central are AP Literature and Introduction to Teaching. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys hanging out with his girlfriend, Sofel.
Son of Jared and Leslie Johnson
   
Peterson Sydney Peterson is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the basketball and cross country team. She also participates in the Sensations group at South Middle. Outside of school, Sydney volunteers at the Rolling Hills Zoo. Sydney says she loves P.E. at South Middle and is looking forward to basketball this winter. She says she also has two brothers and two dogs.
Daughter of Kristine Peterson and Darren Peterson
   
McAfee Brady McAfee is a senior at South High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the basketball and baseball team and is also the manager of the football team at South High. Outside of school, Brady participates in the youth group at New Community Christian Church with student peer. His favorite part about school is being a special education aid for Mrs. Baker. He says he takes students around to deliver newspapers to classrooms and also help the students with anything that they are doing. Brady is the youngest of 4 children.  He has 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Son of Paul and Tammy McAfee
   
Week 8  
Dixson Makyla Dixson is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Outside of school, Makyla participates in playing softball and being a Girl Scout mentor. She also volunteers at the Art Center during the summer with her dad on Thursdays at Wow! That's Entertainment. Her favorite subjects at Lakewood Middle are art and math class. She says her favorite teacher is Mrs. Williams and she likes learning. After graduating from high school, Makyla wants to get a house or apartment, a good paying job and attend college.
Daughter of Tim and Robin Dixson
   
Counts Riley Counts is a junior at Salina Central High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the football, track and math team. Outside of school, Riley participates in the Relay for Life. Riley says the best part about school is sports whether he is playing or not because he gets to be a part of something representing his school or supporting those who represent it.
Son of Amy and Wayne Counts
   
Schafer Mya Schafer is a sixth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Mya says her favorite subjects at South Middle are math, reading and music. Her favorite teachers are Mrs. Alley and Mr. Gerry. In her spare time, Mya likes drawing and participating in gymnastics and cheer. She also loves listening to music and cats and dogs.
Daughter of Jennifer Bruhl and Ryan Schafer
   
Endreshak Noah Endreshak is a senior at South High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the boys' tennis team and theatre. Noah is also the vice-president of the Drama Club. Outside of school, Noah volunteers at the Salina Community Theatre in their shows and helps out with the children's camps and vocal and acting classes. His favorite activity at South High is listening to the constant sound of construction every single day of school from saws to metal, wood, cutting, forklifts and more. In his spare time, Noah thoroughly enjoys participating in South High's plays and musicals where he is currently in "Lend Me a Tenor."
Son of Chris and Joy Endreshak
   
Week 7   
Wright Courtney Wright is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participated in school activities last year by being a FLASH tutor at Oakdale Elementary School. Her favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is math and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Soldan. She says she is thankful for all of her teachers. Courtney says she likes school because that is where all of her friends are. Her favorite sport is Mustang football. After graduating from high school, Courtney plans on getting her own apartment or small house and attending college. Courtney lives with her dad and her brother who constantly push her to do her best. She says her dad is really supportive of her wishes and needs.
Daughter of Tone Wright
   
Houltberg Isaiah Houltberg is a freshman at Salina Central High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of band and jazz. He will also be swimming for the mens' swim team in November. Outside of school, Isaiah swims for the Salina Aquatics Club and is a member of the Boy Scout Troop 80. He is also involved in his church youth group. Isaiah says the best part about attending Central High is all the opportunities the school has to offer for students. He enjoys the variety of classes offered especially art and drafting. Isaiah says he is looking forward to the next 3 plus years to come.
Son of Sandy and Andy Houltberg
   
Howard Brady Howard is a sixth grade student at South Middle School where he has a 4.0 GPA. Outside of school, Brady plays baseball and basketball. In his spare time, he enjoys reading because Mr. Allen challenges him and makes the activities fun. He says he enjoys all his teachers, but really appreciates the way Mrs. Clark welcomes the students and makes learning easier with her teaching style. Brady has an older sister, younger twin brothers and very supportive parents and grandparents. He says he hopes someday his family gets to watch him play major league baseball.
Son of Scott and Joni Howard
   
Cox Gretchen Cox is a junior at South High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the basketball team and she is also the football manager. Outside of school, Gretchen participates in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. Her favorite subject at South High is social studies because she loves history. Gretchen says she has a car named Gurdy.
Daughter of Shawn Cox
   
Week 6  
Torres Joanna Ryan-Torres is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the track and cross country team. Outside of school, Joanna is involved in F.C.A. (prayer leader) at St. Elizabeth Church. Her favorite subjects at Lakewood Middle are social studies with Mr. Cheeks because he makes her laugh and science class with Mrs. Emme. After graduating from high school, Joanna plans to attend KU because they have an amazing medical program and offer a doctorate degree as a heart surgeon. In her spare time, she likes playing softball and writing. Joanna says she has six siblings and has a caring and loving family.
Daughter of Blanca and Parker Lesage and Deven and Jaimie Ryan
   
Tomson Emily Tomson is a senior at Salina Central High School where she has a 3.7 GPA. She participates in school activities by being involved in theatre at Central High. Emily says at school she enjoys her teachers because they are all great at teaching and working with her one-on-one to help her understand. Outside of school, Emily enjoys spending time with her family.
Daughter of Brandon and Rebecca Tomson
   
Lucero Jayson Lucero is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where he has a 4.0 GPA. Jayson says the best part about attending South Middle is his art class because it allows him to express himself in a unique way. In his spare time, Jayson likes to read, draw and play games. He likes to stay active but at his own pace. Jayson says he is a very hard worker and takes pride in his work and he is very dedicated to making good grades.
Son of Katie Baird
   
Vega Yaritza Vega is a freshman at South High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the Peppers dance team and a member of the South High orchestra where she plays the violin. Outside of school, Yaritza is a member of the Salina Symphony, plays the violin in the choir at Sacred Heart Cathedral and participates in the youth group at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Her favorite subjects at South High are orchestra, algebra and PE. Dancing with the Peppers dance team is her favorite thing to do at school. In her spare time, Yaritza is also a baton twirler. She says she loves spending time with her family and her dog.
Daughter of Elizabeth and Homero Vega
   
Week 5  
Ingram Mayci Ingram is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball team. Outside of school, Mayci participates by being a member of the Salina Pink Panthers softball team. Her favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is art because she says she can express herself in unique ways. After graduating from high school, Mayci plans on attending college but is unsure where at this time. In her spare time, she likes hanging out with her parents and her sister, Carley. Mayci also has an English mastiff named Smalls, a bull mastiff named Sarge and a cat named Zzy.
Daughter of Josh and Kristy Ingram
   
Stanford Luke Stanford is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the soccer team. Luke says he is planning on joining more activities. Since this is his first year doing activities he has had very few leadership roles. Outside of school, Luke volunteers at the hospital during the summer. Luke's favorite subject at Central High is a tie between English and math. He says he likes the teachers and career cruising at Central. After graduating from high school, Luke plans to attend KU medical school. In his spare time, he loves playing soccer #24.
Son of Stacy and Lee Stanford
   
Nguyen Jaylinn Nguyen is an eighth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Jaylinn participates in school activities by being a member of the cheerleading squad and a Student Council representative in the 6th grade. Outside of school, she dances at THSD which helps Big Brothers and Big Sisters annually. Jaylinn's favorite subjects at South Middle are math and social studies. She also enjoys cheer. In her spare time, Jaylinn likes to dance. She also has three dogs.
Daughter of Darcie Nguyen and Son Nguyen
   
Morrow Jadyn Morrow is a junior at South High School. She participates in school activities by being a library aide. Jadyn says what she likes most about school is being able to see her friends and teachers. She really likes Mrs. Carlson from her previous year. In her spare time, Jadyn likes to dance when she has the time.
Daughter of Loren and Marla Morrow
   
Week 4   
Coykendall
Alexandra Coykendall is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball team and band. Outside of school, Alexandra participates in The City dances and also plays dodgeball at the City. Her favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is social studies because she likes learning about history. After graduating from high school, Alexandra plans to attend K-State University and get a degree in zoology. In her spare time, she loves swimming, riding her bike and playing volleyball. Alexandra says she has 10 people in her family, 4 cats and one dog. Her favorite color is pink.
Daughter of Susan Gaskill and John Coykendall
   
Dao
Shayla Dao is a freshman at Salina Central High School where she has a 3.5 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the gifted program, the choir and she participated in forensic speaking. Outside of school, Shayla hopes to participate in the Relay for Life. Her favorite pasttime at Central High is watching the drum line. She says she loves to watch them because it makes her happy.
Daughter of Kim Nguyen
   
Watson
Evea Watson is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. Evea participates in school activities by being involved in assemblies and school events like dances and fun nights. She also assists with the recycling program and concessions inventory. Outside of school, Evea participates in the summer Wacky Wild Day Camp. Her favorite subject at South Middle is reading. She says it helps her learn better and Mrs. Barber is her favorite teacher. In her spare time, Evea likes to play basketball.
Daughter of Robbie and Amber Watson
   
Duke
Jade Duke is a sophomore at South High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the BPA and track team. Her favorite class at South High is Art 2d because she likes to paint and draw. In her spare time, Jade likes to play tennis, read, hang out with her friends and travel. She says she also loves dogs and cats. This is Jade's first year in Salina Public Schools.
Daughter of Karen Breault
   
   
Week 3  
Cusick Sam Cusick is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. He participates in school activities by participating in the jazz band and being a member of the cross country team. Sam says he likes all of his classes and teachers at Lakewood Middle but jazz band and Mr. Montoya are his favorites. After graduating from high school, Sam says he definitely wants to go to college and is considering the engineering field. Sam has two siblings, Rachel and Eliot and two cats, Sally and Rose.
Son of Kirk and Diane Cusick
   
Campa Concha Campa is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the Hispanic Connections and Jana's Campaign Committee. Outside of school, she participates in GDJ (Hispanic Youth Group at Sacred Heart Cathedral). Concha's favorite subject at Central High is math class with Mr. Newell. She says the class can be challenging but the teacher makes it fun.
Daughter of Maria M. Campa and Antonio Campa
Allen Kira Allen is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. Kira participated in band in the 5th grade and hopes to participate in more social school events this year. Outside of school, Kira is a SRL dog rescue volunteer and a family babysitter. In the summer, she goes to all of her church's events and camps. Kira's favorite part about school is socializing and learning. Her favorite subject is math, her favorite class is music and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Lumley. In her spare time, Kira loves to draw. She also loves meeting new people and making new friends.
Daughter of Eric Allen

Ollenberger

David Ollenberger is a sophomore at Salina South High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the football, basketball and track team. He is also a member of the Student Council, Science Olympiad, Mathletes, Model UN and sophomore class vice president. Outside of school, David participates in the Relay for Life and Medical Explorers. David says he likes Mr. Poland and his AP World History class because he always makes topics interesting and roasts people in the process. David says having red hair is okay he guesses.
Son of Melissa Mall

Week 2

Collins

 

Kris Collins is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. His favorite subjects at Lakewood Middle are math, science and reading. Kris says he likes to learn. Kris says he is not sure about his future plans after graduating from high school but he wants to do something with electronics and video gaming.
Son of Angel Fears and Keir Collins

Roush Logan Roush is a junior at Salina Central High School. He particpates in school activities by participating in the 2D and 3D advanced art classes at Central High. His favorite part about school at Central High are his art teachers and his classes because he enjoys creating things.
Son of Chris Roush and Melissa Roush
Daily Tess Daily is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the tennis team at South Middle. Outside of school, she participates in P.R.E. at St. Mary's and she plays tennis at Genesis. Tess' favorite part about school is seeing her friends in class and when she's playing tennis with her friends. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball and baking.
Daughter of Christina and Brad Daily
Ponce Eileen Ponce is a junior at Salina South High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the drama club. Eileen says her favorite teachers are Mr. Wendell and Mr. Poland at South High. Her favorite part about school is being with her friends and meeting new people. Eileen says she has an obsessive interest in astrology. Eileen also says she has 2 dogs and they are the best dogs in the world.
Daughter of Esmeralda and Sergio Ponce
Brecheisen

WEEK 1

Kyler Brecheisen is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. He participates in school activities by being the STUCO Vice President and the STUCO Historian. Outside of school, Kyler participates in baseball, basketball and golf. His favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is social studies. He says he is happy about being in middle school because they get different teachers. Kyler has 2 sisters; Karlyn who is in the 8th grade and Kinleigh, who is a senior at Central High. After graduating from high school, Kyler would like to become some kind of engineer.
Son of Rae Brecheisen and Chris Brecheisen

Hayes Will Hayes is a senior at Salina Central High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He particpates in school activities by being the Thespian Troupe treasurer, news editor of the newspaper, a member of the tennis team and a member of the Free Spirit Choir. Outside of school, he participates in the First Presbyterian Church Youth Group and he teaches little kid tennis for Salina Parks and Recreation. His favorite part about school is theatre class. He enjoys acting and he says Mr. Nulik is a groovy teacher. His other favorite teachers are Mrs. Hoff and Mrs. Abker. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with family and friends and reading books by David Foster Wallace.
Son of Jeff and Cathy Hayes
Carter Kylee Carter is an eighth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being the STUCO president for two years and being on the President's Honor Roll. She is also a member of the volleyball, basketball and track team. Outside of school, she participates in softball, 5K races for charities, food drives, volunteers at the Back to School Fair and also volunteers at the Ashby House. Kylee's favorite thing about school is getting involved. She loves being a leader and helping people, which she can do through STUCO and sports. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her friends and family and helping her grandpa on his farm. Kylee also has two cats and a dog.
Daughter of Cindy and Larry Carter
Burch Justin Burch is a senior at Salina South High School. Justin says his favorite class at South High is wood shop. He likes wood working and he likes seeing Mrs. Cain and Mrs. Donnelly because he says they are the best. In his spare time, he likes playing Halo 5 and Destiny 1 and 2 on his X-box. Justin has 1 brother and 3 sisters. He also has 4 dogs.
Son of Christopher Burch and Shawna Bennet