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Local elementary students know a thing or two about Kansas

Celebrating Kansas Day with a rendition of “I’m a Jayhawk” are Quail Run School kindergartners, from left, Ashton Weeks, Braxton McCullough and Ryley Wheat. The students’ program took place Thursday in the library for their parents.

Celebrating Kansas Day with a rendition of “I’m a Jayhawk” are Quail Run School kindergartners, from left, Ashton Weeks, Braxton McCullough and Ryley Wheat. The students’ program took place Thursday in the library for their parents.

January 29, 2009

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Local elementary students know a thing or two about Kansas

The State of Kansas turned 148 years old on Thursday, and some local elementary students celebrated with state symbols and songs. Enlarge video

Sebelius honors Kansas history

Governor Kathleen Sebelius led students in the state song Thursday in honor of Kansas Day. Enlarge video

Students celebrate Kansas Day

A rousing rendition of "I'm a Jayhawk" was a highlight of the Kansas Day program for kindergartners at Quail Run Elementary. Enlarge video

Quail Run School kindergartners know a thing or two about the state they call home.

“The state flower is the sunflower,” said Emily Bial.

When asked what the state tree was, Tucker Wagner quickly responded, “It’s the cottonwood tree.”

Alec Wilson knew the state reptile is the box turtle, and Aris Grady named the buffalo as the state animal.

Some of the youngest state residents put on a show for parents and teachers to celebrate Kansas’s 148th year of statehood.

They sang the state song, “Home on the Range,” along with “I Live in Kansas” and “I am a Jayhawk.”

Not only do these children know their state facts, they happen to like where they live.

“I really like Kansas because there’s lots of stores and there’s really good facts about it,” Aris said.

Tucker likes Kansas “because you get to go to the fair.”

Plus, it just so happens Kansas is the home of their favorite sports teams — the Kansas University Jayhawks.

“I like the football team,” Lauren Coleman said.

And it just so happens the teams are pretty good.

“They usually win,” Alec said.

In fact, the winning Jayhawks is one of Tucker’s favorite things about being a Kansan.

“The thing I like about Kansas (is) the Jayhawks won the Orange Bowl last year,” he said.

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