Archive for Sunday, May 31, 1998

LAWRENCE BOY WINS TAE KWON DO CONTEST

May 31, 1998

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A 12-year-old Lawrence boy won the grand championship at a tae kwon do tournament earlier this month at Lawrence High.

Kelvin McDaniel, son of Jude and Wayne McDaniel, beat out about 100 competitors in the forms category at the May 2 tourney. He has been practicing Tae Kwon Do since he was 6 years old.

Chantal Anderson, Lawrence, won the grand championship in the women's division for free sparring, and Chris Frailey, Lawrence, won the men's division grand championship in free sparring. New Horizons, 2500 W. Sixth, sponsored the tournament.

Custodian receives

annual scholarship

Kathy Braun, head custodian at Pinckney School, has been chosen as the recipient of the Lawrence Education Assn. annual scholarship.

The $500 scholarship is given each year to a Lawrence Public Schools classified employee who is working on an undergraduate degree in education or an education-related field.

Braun wants to teach English as a second language or study psychology and sociology to help people with dissociative disorders. She will attend Kansas University.

Braun, a mother of two children, has been a custodian at Pinckney for the past 14 years.

Malaysian student

receives honor

Doreen Sze-Sze Phang, a Kansas University senior from Malaysia, has been announced the winner of the 1998 Clark Coan Leadership Award.

Phang, a broadcast management major, received the Coan award -- which honors the international student of the year at KU -- for her leadership contributions on campus.

Her accomplishments include serving this year as president of the Malaysian Students Assn. and as a member of the Asian Awareness Alliance, a group formed last year to bring together Asian-American and international Asian students.

Daphne Johnston, interim director of international student services at KU, said Phang also helped develop a plan with administrators to provide assistance for those affected by the Asian economic crisis.

The Coan award was created upon the retirement of Clark Coan, director of the Office of Foreign Student Services for 33 years. Coan died in 1995.

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