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Lawrence students earn art and forensics honors


Lawrence High senior Sarah Sutterfield earned the top prize last week at a juried art show at Baker University's Holt-Russell Gallery.

The competition featured more than 20 students from the Kansas City metropolitan area in both two- and three-dimensional work. All of the artists were eligible for art scholarships at Baker.

Sutterfield earned a $3,000 art scholarship and $100 for her photography. Nic Ruby of Raymore-Peculiar in Missouri won second place for his mixed media entries. Andrew Dowling from the Blue Valley school district in Olathe took third for his drawings.

Emporia Forensics Tournament results

Forensics squads from both Lawrence and Free State high schools competed last weekend at the Silver and Roses Carol Strickland Forensics Invitational tournament at Emporia High School.

For Free State, Hannah Moran, junior, placed third in prose, qualifying her for the 6A state championship tournament in May. She also placed fourth in foreign extemporaneous speaking.

Alex Houston, junior, placed sixth in impromptu speaking.

For Lawrence High, Katie Gaches, junior, won first in congressional debate - senate, while Alex Moriarty, freshman, won first in congressional debate - novice house.

Other Lawrence High winners included:

• Matt Manthooth, sophomore, and Charles Hopkins, senior, second place, public forum debate.

• Stefan Petrovic, freshman, second place, congressional debate – senate.

• Lauren Pauls, senior, fifth place, congressional debate – senate.

• Frances Berghout, senior, sixth place, informative speech.

• Kyle Berkley, sophomore, and Ellie Dunlap, sophomore, sixth place, duo interpretation.

• Matt Ramaley, freshman, seventh place, congressional debate – novice house.


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