Box top champs: Schwegler School participated in a football-themed contest from mid-December through Super Bowl Sunday in February to see which class collected the most Box Tops for Education. Mrs. Lynsey Carlson’s sixth-grade class won first place. The school collected more than 9,000 Box Tops worth over $900. Beth Romano submitted the photo.
Pinewood racers: Cub Scout Pack 3055 held the 2011 Pinewood Derby on Jan. 29 at Sunset Hill School. Winners, from left, were Logan Webb, first; Michael Tennyson III, third; and Quincy Langston, second. Quincy also tied for best design with Caleb Prescott (not pictured). Mike Tennyson Jr. submitted the photo.
Field day: From left, Logan Huffman, Henry Gottsfield (driving), Elsa Finney, all 3 and of Lawrence, Sawyer Harding, 2, and Mason Harding, 4, both of Eudora, enjoy a beautiful day outside on Feb. 23 at Henry’s home. Becky Johnson submitted the photo.
Championship team: The Lawrence Aquahawks senior level swimmers are pictured at the Speedo Sectional Swimming Championships held March 3-6 in Oklahoma City. Their coach is Zach Devine. Michele Caldwell submitted the photo.
Really cooking: The Baldwin High School Culinary/Management Team placed first in the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association State ProStart Competition held March 1-2 in Wichita. The team will compete at Nationals, which will be held April 29-May 1 in Overland Park. Members, from left, are Abigail Hartzell, Paris Nottingham, Alexis Finucane and Hayley Schwartz. Sandra Lawson submitted the photo.
South American trip: Jane Galvin, Lawrence, left, and her friend Jennifer Reinert, Bryn Mawr, Pa., took a vacation in Colombia in March. Gabriella Galvin submitted the photo.
Niagara Jayhawks: From left, Thomas Nepstad and his daughters, Audra Nepstad, 11, and, Dakota, 14, all of Lawrence, sport Jayhawks gear Aug. 1 while visiting the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. Aniez Nepstad submitted the photo.
Industry award: Joel Weiss, Great American Insurance Company, Lawrence, was presented with the 2011 Crop Insurance Industry Leadership Award Feb. 9 at an industry convention in Indian Wells, Calif. The award is given to individuals who consistently serve the industry by providing outstanding leadership. From left are Tom Zacharias, president, National Crop Insurance Services; Weiss; and Steve Harms, Rain and Hail L.L.C. and chairman of the NCIS board of directors. Laurie Langstraat submitted the photo.
Friends in Phoenix: These six friends reunited March 5 in Phoenix. They met at Central Junior High School and attended Lawrence High School together. Back row, from left, are Randy Rose, Lawrence; Biff Roberts, Cincinnati; Kenny Estes, Albuquerque, N.M.; and Mark Randel, Shawnee; and front row, Mark Buhler and Tim Hill, both of Lawrence. Hill submitted the photo.
Kansas University School of Journalism students display a cake decorated with “Lawrence Parks and Rec Rocks” on Feb. 22 to members of Lawrence Parks and Recreation management team. These students, among 42 involved in Professor Bob Basow’s, “Strategic Campaigns Class,” are working in partnership with the Kansas Recreation and Park Association to develop a statewide campaign to promote parks and recreation. They will meet with agencies all across the state during this three-month project. Back row, from left, are Tim Laurent (LPRD), Michael Mahon (KU student), and Mark Hecker, Ernie Shaw, Jimmy Gibbs and Roger Steinbrock, all of LPRD; middle row, Melissa DeFina, Emily Folks, Melissa Hornbaker, and Lindsay Frost, all KU students; and front row, Jo Ellis (LRPD) and Emily Tuel (KU student). Jennifer Kinnard submitted the photo.
National Champion: Klapsych Elegance was honored Jan. 21 by the United States Equestrian Federation in Lexington, Ky., as National Champion Arabian Halter Horse 2010. She was bred and raised by Karen Heeb of Lawrence and is being shown by Kristin Moore of San Antonio. Heeb and Moore submitted the photo.
‘Look Dad, There’s Mom!’: Wrenner Anderson, 2, spots his mom in the crowd in a newspaper photo following the Feb. 12 basketball game between Kansas University and Iowa State University. Wrenner is the son of Cara and Jan-Eric Anderson of Lawrence. Jan-Eric Anderson submitted the photo.
Bathing cutie: Avery Myers, pictured at 3 weeks, daughter of Josh and Jennifer Myers of Lawrence, gets ready for a bath. Jennifer Myers submitted the photo.
Eco-walk this way: Students from Kansas University, Haskell Indian Nations University and Purdue University are pictured Feb. 3 at the construction site of the Haskell eco-walk in the Wakarusa Wetlands. The Purdue students were visiting Haskell classmates who share an online ecology class co-taught in “real time” by Haskell and Purdue faculty. World Wetlands Day is celebrated worldwide on Feb. 2. Mike Caron submitted the photo.
Jayhawks a good bet: From left, Patti Green, Matthew Green and Amanda Richards, all of Lawrence, cheered for the Jayhwaks in November in Las Vegas. They showed their support for their favorite player by wearing Brady Morningstar’s jersey. Patti Green submitted the photo.
In front of the lens: Photographer Tim Forcade, of Forcade Associates, and Mike Yoder, Journal-World chief photographer, are photographed during their Introduction to Digital Photography seminar held Nov. 22 at Teller’s Restaurant. Judy Krueger of Lawrence submitted the photo.
Birthday bash: Ben Cohen, the son of Marlo and Mike Cohen of Lawrence, celebrated his 8th birthday on March 5 at Pump It Up in Merriam. In lieu of presents, Ben (holding crown) requested his guests support the St. Patrick’s Day Parade by purchasing T-shirts. Kaci Love submitted the photo.
Doctor earns wings: Lawrence resident Dr. Priti Lakhani earned her private pilot certificate Nov. 15, 2010. Lakhani is a foot specialist. Nelson Krueger, flight instructor for Hetrick Air Services of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Cottonwood Tour: Members of the New Generations Group toured Cottonwood Inc. on Feb. 16. From left are Betty Wright, Don Sneegas, Judy Niebaum, Tom Carmody, Jacqueline Gadt, Mary Lou Penny and Bev Benso. Kari Bentzinger submitted the photo.
Free State 2011 Concerto Aria Soloists: These soloists were featured with the Free State High School Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 22. From left, are Victoria Gilman and Caitlin Laird (voice), Liesel Reussner (oboe), and Adriane Dick (flute). Lynn Basow submitted the photo.
Birthday reunion: These six women attended public schools in Lawrence and were Girl Scouts together. In October, they returned from several states to celebrate their 60th birthdays, having lunch with their mothers at Alvamar Country Club. From left are Becky and Helen Gilles, Susie and Frieda Culbertson, Janine and Barbara DeCoster, Debbie and Martha Barr, Barbie and Lucy Smith, and Barry and Connie Robinson. W. Stitt Robinson submitted the photo.
Costa Rican vacation: From left, John DeHoff, Jon Ingalls, Becky DeHoff Boyd, Linda DeHoff Ingalls, Bob Boyd and Kathy Kellogg DeHoff, all of Overland Park, enjoyed a family vacation to Costa Rica in February. They are the family of Ruby DeHoff of Lawrence, who submitted the photo.
Star swimmers: Ad Astra Area Aquatics swimmers, from left, Carter Stacey, Valentina Rivera, Mary Reed-Weston and Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck won both the 200 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay at the Mid-America League Championships held Feb. 12-13 in Lawrence. AAAA, a competitive swim team in Lawrence, won the 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 girls relays. Patrick Norman submitted the photo.
Robot connection: The Short Circuiters of Lawrence competed in the First LEGO League robotics competition held Feb. 26 in Lee’s Summit, Mo. From left are Suman Saripalli (sponsor, Saripalli Foundation), Dustin Hauptman, Helen Weis, Ellis Springe, Isaac Springe, Nicholas Miller, Stephan Osterhaus and Dana Miller. Laura Miller submitted the photo.
Swimming success: From left are Kahler Wiebe, Kara Krannawitter, Piper Rogers and Katelyn O’Connor. The girls represented the 200 Freestyle Relay team for the Lawrence Aquahawks Feb. 13 at the Mid-America League Championships West Championships. Their time qualified them to advance to D1 Championships, which will be held in March in Wichita.
Kindergarten memories: Three former New York School students visited their kindergarten teacher, Mary Gordon, Dec. 31 at her home. From left, are Rob Smith, Joe Bickford, Gordon, and Cheldon Coleman, all of Lawrence. Bickford submitted the photo.
Team reception: Six members of Kansas University women’s basketball team visited Lawrence Memorial Hospital Dec. 17 to deliver KU gear to parents and their newborn babies. The team comes to the hospital every year before winter break. Jamie Boyd, a graduate student assistant, holds Jayce Unfred. Jayce is the son of Brandy and Joshua Unfred of Topeka and was born Dec. 16 at LMH. Also pictured are Diara Moore, next to Boyd, and Tania Jackson at right. Brandy Unfred submitted the photo.
Time is 'money': Representatives of the Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel attended a Nov. 8 presentation in Gov. Mark Parkinson’s office. The Governor was presented with two facsimile checks, representing the volunteer hours contributed by KARSP members during the past year. The first “check” represented over 490,000 volunteer hours or more than $10.2 million. A second facsimile check of nearly $1.6 million, over 75,000 hours, represented the hours spent working directly with Kansas youth. From left, are KARSP community service chairwoman Lynda Wheeler of Lawrence, Virgil Funk of Topeka, president Karen Pulaski of Sedgwick and Gov. Parkinson. Brilla Highfill Scott of Lawrence, the KARSP state executive director, submitted the photo.
Hangin’ with Mr. Morris: Raine Livingston, 23 months, is pictured with Marcus Morris at the Jan. 29 men’s basketball game of Kansas University against Kansas State University at Allen Fieldhouse. Raine is the son of Buddy and Shannon Livingston of Lawrence, and the grandson of Marilyn Livingston of Eudora, and Steve and Joan Heide of Downs.
Student Council to Statehouse: Sen. Tom Holland and Gov. Sam Brownback are pictured with three Eudora Middle School students. From left are Lauren Gabriel, Mindy McClaskey and Sydney Coleman. The girls are officers in Student Council and were asked to be pages Feb. 8 with Sen. Holland at the Capitol. Michelle Gabriel submitted the photo.
Student exchange: Paraguayan students, their adult sponsor, and local coordinating teachers are pictured at the Jan. 16 welcome party in the home of the Jim Kallenberger. The students are participating in the 2011 four-week Lawrence-Itapúa High School Exchange program. From left are Mara Antell and Karen Hyde, Lawrence High School; Stu Strecker, Free State High School; Lorena Larroza, Encarnacion, Paraguay chaperone; Eduardo Benitez; Marie Otani; Diego Ivasiuten; Adriana Denis; Max Bolf; Pat Wittry, LHS; and Rocío Kisser. Arla Jones submitted the photo.