Archive for Thursday, May 14, 1998


May 14, 1998


Centennial kindergarten teacher Ginger Hamm has been selected as a 1998 inductee into the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame.

Hamm, who is retiring this year after 38 years of teaching, will be inducted along with nine other educators from across the state in a ceremony June 13 in Dodge City.

Hamm has spent 37 of her teaching years at Centennial. She was named the city's Master Teacher in 1991.

She will be honored at a districtwide retirement ceremony at 4 p.m. May 27 at Free State High School.

The Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame was founded in 1977. Kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, area vocational-technical school teachers and administrators who have worked in Kansas for at least 25 years and who have contributed to education in Kansas are eligible for nomination into the hall of fame.

LHS student earns

Duke scholarship

Lawrence High School senior Christopher Wilkins has been selected as the recipient of the Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship by Duke University.

The scholarship covers tuition for eight semesters, a summer program at Oxford University, the opportunity to study abroad for one year and additional assistance as needed.

Wilkins was selected for his excellent academic and personal records.

The merit scholarship was established in 1925 by Benjamin Newton Duke, one of the founders of Duke University, in memory of his son, Angier Buchanan Duke.

School to hold

fun festival

Centennial School will have its annual Fun Festival from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the school, 2145 La.

The event features carnival games, a moonwalk, karaoke by Michael Beers, balloon animals by Bill Wachspress, horse rides, dunk tank and food.

Tickets for food and games will be available throughout the evening. The Fun Festival will move inside if it's raining.

LHS senior qualifies

for tournament

Lawrence High School senior Rich Lloyd qualified for the National Speech Tournament in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking at the National Forensics League District Tournament held at Seaman High School in Topeka.

The National Tournament will be held in June in St. Louis.

Sophomore Justin Shmalberg placed seventh in the same event.

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