K-12 Education

Lawrence High School teacher injured in St. Louis crash still in serious condition

A Lawrence High School teacher remains listed in serious condition at a St. Louis hospital Wednesday after he was injured in an accident last week in Collinsville, Ill.Laura Keller, a St. Louis University Hospital spokeswoman, said David Platt, 44, an LHS social studies teacher, remained in ...

Free State High School scholarship winners

Ashley Abbott: Mei Mei Montgomery Memorial Scholarship.Jeffrey Ahle: President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Kansas State Scholar, University of Kansas Freshman Achievement Scholarship, Army ROTC Tuition and Books Scholarship.Hannah Angelone: President’s Award for Educational ...

Lawrence High School scholarship winners

Ty C. Aldridge: Robert Barr Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Scholarship.Taylor E. Baloga: Del Fambrough Memorial Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, Weston Noble Music Scholarship.Morgan F. Banning: H.C. Stuart Memorial Scholarship, Jim Yowell Lawrence Breakfast Optimists Scholarship, Presidential ...

Free State High School Class of 2011 graduates

Ashley Rose Abbott, Jeffrey Patrick Ahle, Dillon C. Allen, Asa Marie Alonge, Rebecca Elizabeth Anderson, Hannah Marie Angelone, Allison Ann Arnold, Emma Ray Bader, Colin Henry Arndt Bain, Tyler Baker, Cassandra M. Barrett, Taylor C. Beals, Alex C. Becker, Dylan Phetsagrat Bergstrom, Trevor ...

Free State High School’s class of 2011 takes graduation in stride

Elated, anxious or indifferent, the nearly 300 graduates of Free State High School managed to celebrate the completion of their secondary educations Sunday.Now it’s up to them to decide where to go, what to do and how to build on the lessons learned while attending the school in northwest ...

Lawrence High School grads ‘ready to end this chapter and start another’

They finished their classes, celebrated with families and just plain got through it all.In the end, more than 300 seniors at Lawrence High School soaked up the sun, held onto their mortarboards and picked up their diplomas Sunday afternoon at the Lions’ football stadium, completing a ...

LHS, Free State graduations ‘a go’ for outdoor ceremonies

The threat of rain having evaporated overnight, administrators of Lawrence’s two public high schools are pleased to report that this afternoon’s graduation ceremonies will be conducted outdoors as planned.But that doesn’t mean people should ignore preparing for the weather.“It’s going ...

Lawrence High School Class of 2011 graduates

Lindsey E. Alderman, Ty C. Aldridge, Sydney L. Alexander, Austin W. Anderson, Gustavo Arroyo, Brittney A. Austin, Jesus M. Ayala, Maddelyn H. Bailey, Maxwell T. Bailey, Taylor E. Baloga, Morgan F. Banning, Lauren E. Barr, Samantha J. Beeson, Sondra S. Begay, Ashley R. Beiter, Collin J. Belcher, ...

Lawrence High students build friendship through engineering

Collin Belcher played with Legos.Stephen Bell used K’NEX blocks to build tiny ATVs, their electric motors packing enough power to scale piles of toys in his room.And Matt Zabel? He and Stephen spent part of last summer assembling a T-shirt cannon with a CO2 cartridge, barrel of PVC pipe and ...

Interpersonal Skills program helps Free State students forge bond

Ashley Abbott started her high school career in isolation, snarfing down lunch alone before scurrying off to find somewhere to hide.Dominique Shaffer screamed and yelled so much that she scared others away — even if, inside, she was the one who was afraid.And Alysia Foust? She struggled with ...

Close-knit group of Veritas students graduates

Veritas Christian School’s graduates like to refer to one another as family, many of them having spent the past 13 years together in class, worship and everything else that goes along with attending the nondenominational institution in north-central Lawrence.Following the school’s ...

Veritas Christian School Class of 2011 graduates

Blair Capps, Madison Eakin, Shereen Fattaahi, Brenden Gardner, Caysi Gatts, Ethan Kay, Tirzah McFarland, Joshua Myers, Jordan Rebman, Ethan Scott, Nathan Scott.

Four Lawrence high school students win National Merit scholarships

Four soon-to-be graduates of high schools in Lawrence are winners of college-sponsored scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corp.Winners in the competition receive anywhere from $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the sponsoring institutions.The ...