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February 6, 2004


Perry-Lecompton team on 'High Q' broadcast

Students from Perry-Lecompton High School will match wits with students from Wichita in a televised knowledge contest.

The Perry-Lecompton team will battle students from the Independent School in Wichita at 4:30 p.m. today on WIBW-TV, Sunflower Broadband Channel 13. The broadcast of the "High Q" competition will be replayed at noon Sunday on KTWU, Channel 11.

The Perry-Lecompton team members are Aimee Varner, Grantville senior; Jonathon Varner, Grantville sophomore; Ben Bowman, Perry senior; Adam O'Trimble, Perry sophomore; and Allegra Fisher, Perry sophomore.

Independent and Perry-Lecompton are among the top 16 teams that competed in the Super Saturday High Q event in December at Washburn University.

Single-elimination competitions among the 16 schools will air throughout the spring, with a champion named May 14.

Other schools participating in televised head-to-heat contests include Lawrence High School, Free State High School and Leavenworth High School.

KU announces recent ROTC graduates

Kansas University has announced the 14 KU graduates who were commissioned as armed forces officers during ceremonies last month. The students were involved in ROTC programs at KU.

The students, hometowns and military branch are: Troy Gilmore, Arkansas City, Air Force; Eric Holbrooks, Arkansas City, Army; Larry Morgan, Shawnee, Navy; Christopher Myer, Leavenworth, Army; Scott South, Paola, Navy; Jacob Vrbas, Atwood, Navy; Patrick Godinez, Wichita, Air Force; Nevon Burney, Tecumseh, Navy; Brian Konie, Jensen Beach, Fla., Marines; Matthew Berger, Lake Zurich, Ill., Navy; Daniel Bond, Florissant, Mo., Navy; Keith Knoesel, St. Louis, Air Force; Brian Gordon, Palmyra, Pa., Navy; Frank Orsino, Virginia Beach, Va., Navy.

Red Cross offers free CPR training

In celebration of National Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross of Douglas County will sponsor free CPR training to help residents prevent and prepare for emergencies.

Douglas County residents can learn CPR techniques at the event from certified Red Cross instructors and upon completion will receive an American Red Cross certification for Adult CPR.

The clinic will be Feb. 28 at Free State High School. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and training is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call 843-3550 to pre-register.

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