David Long, Lawrence High School senior, participates in the Ali Kemp Runway Fashion Show. After the fundraiser Jan. 31 at the Overland Park Convention Center, attendees participated in the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation Defense Training Program.
Lauren Ollila, senior and member of Lawrence High School National Honor Society, strikes a pose down the runway as Will Taylor, also a senior, looks on. The LHS students participated in the Ali Kemp Runway Fashion Show fundraiser Jan. 31 at the Overland Park Convention Center.
Amanda Gage, senior, and member of Lawrence High School National Honor Society, models a gown at the Ali Kemp Runway Fashion Show at the Overland Park Convention Center. The honor society sold tickets to the Jan. 31 event and 15 members modeled in the show. The money will be donated to the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation to put on free self-defense classes across the nation.
Kyleigh Santee, Langdon, from left, Ashley Laas, Brookville, and Tess Ludwick, Lawrence, won senior showmanship awards Jan. 27 at the 2008 Kansas Angus Futurity Junior Show in Hutchinson.
Tom Rudkin, from left, Diana Carlin, Jann Rudkin and Joe Pierron were among the guests at the official opening of Kansas University's new International House on Feb. 9. The event recognized the Rudkins' donation and Carlin's work to establish International House, 704 W. 12th St., which accommodates visiting international scholars.
Eagle Scout Scott Ollila of Troop 55 describes his Eagle project at the annual Pelathe District Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on Jan. 31 at the Lawrence Country Club. District Commissioner John Scott, right, waits to congratulate Scott and present a gift from the district.
Brothers Andrew, left, and Matthew Dominguez receive national certificates of merit from Glen Sharp of the Pelathe District Boy Scouts. The brothers received the certificates for their efforts in combating a fire at their church. Andrew is a Webelos Scout in Pack 3071 and Matthew is a First Class Scout in Boy Scout Troop 52. The presentation was made during the Eagle Scout Recognition dinner Jan. 31 at the Lawrence Country Club.
Loren Kallenbach, of Hallmark Cards Inc., from left, accepts the Trailblazer Award from Karen and Chuck Warner, 2007 United Way of Douglas County campaign co-chairpeople. The Trailblazer Award was given to businesses that contributed more than $20,000 to the United Way during the 2007 fall campaign. The United Way had a Campaign Celebration on Jan. 16 at the Eldridge Extended.
Kelly Calvert, human resources director at The World Company, center, accepts the United Way of Douglas County's Trailblazer Award. Pictured with Calvert are Chuck and Karen Warner, the 2007 United Way campaign co-chairpeople. The United Way recognized corporate gifts from area businesses during its Campaign Celebration on Jan. 16 at the Eldridge Extended. The Trailblazer Award was given to businesses that contributed more than $20,000 to the United Way during the 2007 fall campaign.