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Renaissance Students of the Week

 

2018-2019 Renaissance Students of the Week
   
   
Week 20  
Peckham Azbey Peckham is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the band (first chair), jazz band (first trumpet), volleyball and basketball at Lakewood Middle.  She also participates in FCA. Outside of school, she participates in Salina Aquatics Club swim team, First Presbyterian Church, God Squad youth group, Salina Juniors volleyball and Salina Stealth softball. Her favorite class at Lakewood is jazz band. She is one of two first trumpets and she says they get to go to Nebraska for a contest later this year. After graduating from high school, Azbey plans on attending Kansas University on a swimming scholarship. Azbey has two sisters, Danielle and Hannah.
Daughter of John and Jennifer Peckham
   
Johnson Lanaisha Johnson is a senior at Salina Central High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the book club, swimming team, choir and the orchestra at Central High. Outside of school, she participates in Xcel and #ITMATTERS. Lanaisha says her favorite classes at Central are vocal and math class. In her spare time, Lanaisha likes reading, cooking, singing and hugs. 
Daughter of Lakesha Bobo
   
Swartz Emily Swartz is a seventh grade student at South Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the track team at South Middle. Her favorite subject at South Middle is reading and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Ingram. After graduating from high school, Emily wants to attend college and study to become a veterinarian. In her spare time, Emily says her favorite hobby is running and she is doing track this year. Emily says she has a big family plus four dogs and two cats.
Daughter of Laurie Cornwell and Robert Swartz
   
Sutherlin Monique Sutherlin is a senior at Salina South High School where she has a 3.7 GPA. Outside of school, she participates in Salina Innovation and other community work. Monique enjoys attending South High because of the connections she makes with teachers by getting to know them. Her favorite subjects are AP Studio Art and AP Chemistry. She likes all of her teachers, especially Mrs. Chambmerlain and Mrs. Moore and the librarians, Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Gargis.  After graduating from high school, Monique will be attending Wichita State University and major in chemistry. In her spare time, Monique enjoys watching the true crimes movies/series and she loves bearded dragons and cats.
Daughter of Donnalyn A. Rick and Corey Sutherlin
   
Week 19  
Morgan

Montana Morgan is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. He participates in school activities by playing in the dodgeball tournament and he is also a morning teachers' aide. Montana says he really likes the teachers at Lakewood because they are very kind and teach well. After graduting from high school, Montana plans to attend Hutchinson College and study engineering. In his spare time, he likes doing anything involving math and helping out people in need.
Son of Jeffery Morgan and Amber Collins

   
Blair Kayetlynn Blair is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the FCA and band. Outside of school, Kayetlynn participates in the Salina Youth Choir. She says her favorite class at South Middle is band because she loves playing an instrument. After graduating from high school, Kayetlynn plans to attend college and study to become either a music or choir teacher. In her free time, she likes to sing and play on her phone. Kayetlynn has 2 siblings, 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Daughter of Anthony Blair and Amanda Morgan
   
Wilcox Jacob Wilcox is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being the band director's assistant, senior leader for the Robotics team, Link Crew leader, Jacob is also a Kansas Honor Scholar and a Medical Explorer. Outside of school, Jacob participates in the United Methodist Church of the Cross Youth Group and the Salina Municipal Law Enforcement Band, specifically the Command Band. Jacob says he enjoys his teachers at South High and all the joy and confidence they give him to challenge himself in academics. After graduating from high school, he plans to attend Bethany College and major in biochemistry. In his spare time, Jacob works at Eaglecrest Retirement Community and is a certified water safety instructor and lifeguard at Kenwood Cove. Jacob has a younger brother, Ethan.
Son of Corey and Brooke Wilcox
   
Week 18  
Vidricksen Tyler Vidricksen is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball and basketball team. She also participates in the concert and jazz band at Lakewood Middle. Tyler says her favorite activity at Lakewood is basketball because the team is like her family. After graduating from high school, she wants to attend North Carolina University to become a lawyer. 

   
Alstatt Drew Alstatt is a freshman at Salina Central High School. He participates in school activities by playing the trumpet in the band and being a lead builder for Robotics. Outside of school, Drew particpates in Boy Scouts and his church youth group. Drew says his favorite subject at Central is math and his favorite teacher is Mrs. Shaffer. He says he also likes his conditioning class. Drew has 1 brother, 2 sisters, a dog and a cat. 
Son of Sheila and Craig Alstatt
   
Fulkerson Isabel Fulkerson is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the band, volleyball team, Scholars Bowl and Healthy Lifestyles. Outside of school, Isabel swims for Salina Aquatics Club (SAC) and she is active in her church. Isabel says her favorite part about school is the opportunity to participate in extra curricular activities. She says her favorite subjects at South Middle are science and social studies. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend college and study something in the science field. In her spare time, Isabel loves to sing and plans on trying out for Sensations Choir next year.
Daughter of Kim and John Fulkerson
   
Russ Marissa Russ is a senior at Salina South High School where she has a 4.1 GPA. She participates in school activities by being the copy editor for the school newspaper, The Tripodium, Yearbook Student Life Section Editor, National Honor Society secretary, a member of the Drama Club and is a tutor for the Writing Center. Outside of school, Marissa participates in Relay for Life. She enjoys attending South High because of the cool bonds she has formed with the teachers especially Mrs. Pittenger and Mrs. Warren. After graduating from high school, Marissa plans to attend college and major in English. Marissa says if she could have her dream dinner party Susan Boyle, Shaquille O'Neal and Viola Davis would attend.
Daughter of Shannon and Richard Russ
   
Week 17  
Free Dane Free is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the jazz band first trumpet. Outside of school, he participates in the Boy Scouts as a senior patrol leader. Dane says the best part about attending Lakewood Middle is the inspiration he gets from his teachers. He says he loves jazz band because of the amount of knowledge Mr. Montoya has. After graduating from high school, Dane plans on attending K-State for music. In his spare time, Dane says he loves the outdoors especially hiking in Colorado.
Son of Jody Free and Curt Free
   
Eisenhauer Jake Eisenhauer is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the football and baseball team. Jake says his favorite subject at Central High is math. After graduating from high school, Jake plans on attending college and pursuing medical school. In his spare time, Jake says when he is not playing football or baseball he likes hanging out with his friends and watching movies.
Son of Mona and Terry Eisenhauer
   
Harris Andrew Harris is a sixth grade student at South Middle School where he has a 4.0 GPA. Outside of school, Andrew plays athletics through Salina Parks and Recreation. He says his favorite subject at South Middle is social studies with Mr. Allen. After graduating from high school, Andrew plans to attend college to study robotics engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys playing baseball and basketball, reading and spending time with his family.
Son of Elliott and Jennifer Harris
   
Wassenberg Cole Wassenberg is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 4.1 GPA. He participates in school activities by being the varsity pitcher for the baseball team at South High. Outside of school, he participates in Parks and Recreation basketball. Cole says he enjoys his advanced PE class the most because the amount of fun that he has during that class. After graduating from high school, Cole plans to attend Wichita State University to major in accounting.
Son of Rich and Ruth Wassenberg
   
Week 16  
Corl Anastasia Corl is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the school band where she plays the clarinet. Outside of school, Anastasia has been a member of the Girl Scouts for seven years and recently earned the bronze award. She also participates in the stage crew at the Salina Community Theatre for Elf and Music Man. Anastasia  says she loves band at Lakewood Middle because she loves music. She also says Mr. Brungardt makes social studies fun and Mrs. Johnson makes English less stressful. Anastasia says she was born with congenital heart disease so she is inspired to become a doctor or nurse so she can help kids like herself. Anastasia has 3 brothers, a dog and a bunny. She says her family has 28 instruments in their house and her family also likes to sing.
Daughter of David and Heather Corl
   
Renteria Jose Arrieta-Renteria is a junior at Salina Central High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the band, jazz band and jazz combo. Outside of school, Jose is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and he also plays the tuba at Kansas Wesleyan. Jose says his favorite teacher at Salina Central is Mr. Rohrer because he is super cool and never gets mad. In his spare time Jose enjoys camping, sleeping, playing the piano and hanging out with his friends.
Son of Jose Arrieta and Serena Renteria
   
Harris Ethan Harris is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where he has a 3.9 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the basketball and track team, PBIS and plays the guitar. Outside of school, he attends Trinity United Methodist Church, plays baseball for Salina Kings, plays basketball for Salina Thunder and is a concession stand volunteer. Ethan says he likes school because he gets to learn new things and challenge himself. He likes all of his teachers, especially Mr. Gerry. Ethan says he also likes PBIS celebrations so he can see his friends. After graduating from high school, he would like to attend the University of Kansas to play basketball and become a PE teacher. Ethan has one brother, Sawyer, and one sister, Delaney. In his spare time, he likes to fish, hunt, swim and golf. He especially likes traveling to Colorado and South Carolina.
Son of Wyatt and Jennifer Harris
   
Zamecnik Jadyn Zamecnik is a senior at Salina South High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the basketball, tennis and softball teams. Outside of school, Jadyn participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters. She says she likes attending South High because of the staff, students and coaches. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend Kansas State University. Jadyn says she loves her family and they are always encouraging her to do her very best.
Daughter of Sandra and John Zamecnik
   
Week 15  
Olivares Alejandro Olivares is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the Scholars Bowl, orchestra and STUCO. Outside of school, he participates in the Relay for Life. Alejandro says he loves Advanced English and science at Lakewood because they interest him the most. He says his favorite teachers are Mrs. Modin, Mrs. Mendez and Mrs. LeSage. After graduating from high school, Alejandro would like to attend the University of Washington in Seattle for 4 years to get a degree in human biology, 4 years in medical school, 5 years in surgical residency and then finally become a general surgeon. In his spare time, Alejandro likes to play the cello and has been playing for 5 years. He is also a huge Harry Potter fan and would like to attend John Hopkins Medical School.
Son of Cheri Driggers Moralels and Newton Morales Vargas
   
Wolfmule Gavin Wolfmule is a senior at Salina Central High School where he has a 3.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the choir and being a link leader. Outside of school, he participates in church activities. Gavin says his favorite part about school is how he interacts with his teachers, past and present. He says they always share smiles and say hello in the halls. Gavin says he would like to give a shout out to his mom who does so much for him and he appreciates her so much.
Son of Amy Wolfmule
   
Bixby Micah Bixby is an eighth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the tennis and basketball team and a member of Sensations. Outside of school, Micah is a VBS group leader at First Covenant Church. Micah says her favorite part about school are her tennis and basketball girls because they are fun people to be around. After graduating from high school, Micah plans on attending KU medical school to become a radiologist. In her spare time, she enjoys riding ATV's and spending time with friends and family.
Daughter of Melissa Bixby and Greg Bixby
   
Palmer Alison Palmer is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 3.6 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of HOSA and participating in the medical internship class. Outside of school, Alison spends time volunteering at the Salina Regional Health Center. Alison says her favorite part about school is seeing her friends. She enjoys her advanced English class the most because Ms. Moore makes the class fun and engaging. After graduating from high school, Alison plans on attending Wichita State University and enrolling in their physician's assistant program. In her spare time, Alison enjoys working out and taking dogs to the dog park.
Daughter of Roy and Joyce Palmer
   
Week 14  
Pritchard Jasmine Pritchard is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Jasmine says her favorite class at Lakewood Middle is S.S. because she always learn something new. After graduating from high school, she plans on attending Hutchinson Community College to become a veterinarian. In her spare time, Jasmine loves to draw and create art. She says she would love to join a softball team.
Daughter of Shannon VanSickle and Honesty Powell
   
Wisbey Mallorie Wisbey is a freshman at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the band/marching band, book club and has been on the honor roll every year. Outside of school, Mallorie participates in Girl Scouts, recruiting and volunteering at the River Festival and being a member of her youth group. Mallorie says her favorite class at Central High is French and she says that Mrs. Denning is an amazing teacher. In her spare time, Mallorie likes writing, drawing and playing the piccolo, flute and guitar.
Daughter of Steve and Nicole Wisbey
   
Woker Kathie Woker is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the FCA. Outside of school, she participates in dancing. Kathie says she likes Mr. Curry's class because he is funny and nice. After graduating from high school, she would like to attend college to become a radiologist. Kathie says her life revolves around school and dance.
Daughter of Tabby Shank-Woker
   
Rivas Victor Xavier Magallanes-Rivas is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 3.6 GPA. He participates in school activities by being the trumpet section leader for the band and is a member of the golf team. Outside of school, he participates in the Salina Municipal Law Enforcement band. Victor says his favorite class at South High is band because of his teacher, Mr. Brooks, who makes the class fun and exciting with his great sense of humor. After graduating from high school, Victor plans to attend Kansas State University to join The Pride of Wildcat Land marching band and pursue a major in graphic design. In his spare time, he enjoys playing in golf tournaments. Victor has two brothers, two sisters and a dog named Anne.
Son of Sonia Nutsch
   
 Week 13  
Wilson Jha'lii (Jolly) Wilson is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being involved in science projects at Lakewood Middle. Jha'lii says her favorite subject at school is science because she has the best teacher, Mrs. Emme, and she makes you work harder. After graduating from high school, she plans on getting more education and would like to attend WSU. In her spare time, she helps her mom and she would like to become a veterinarian because that has been her life dream.
Daughter of Tia Boyard and Elijah Wilson
   
Fuller Karter Fuller is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball team, basketball team her freshman year, debate and swimming her freshman year, academic letterwinner and Link leader (mentor for freshmen). Outside of school, she participates at St. John's Lutheran Church where she is an active member and went on a mission trip last summer. She also volunteers with the Love Chloe Foundation. Karter says she loves all her teachers especially Coach Pfeifer and Mr. Kilgore. Karter has a sister, Frankie, and a dog named Mike.
Daughter of Heather Fuller and Jason Fuller
   
Armstrong Ashlynn Armstrong is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the cheer squad. Outside of school, she likes to dance. Her favorite subject at South Middle is math and she loves to cheer at school. After graduating from high school, Ashlynn plans to attend college and study meteorology. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing. Ashlynn says she has one cat and is very silly around people she is close to.
Daughter of Amy Armstrong
   
Armbrust Paul Armbrust is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 3.8 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the varsity vocal group and being the captain of the swim team. Outside of school, he spends his time at Kenwood Cove where he is the head lifeguard. Paul is also a judge for the voice singing competition at Opportunity Now. Paul enjoys South High because of the swimming which is something he has done for the last 13 years of his life. Paul and his teammates have the chance to win the AVCTL this year. Paul's favorite teacher is Dan "The Man" Cerny. After graduating from high school, he would like to attend Wichita State University to pursue a nursing career, but is undecided at this time.
Son of Ginger and Andrew Armbrust
   
Week 12  
Jagodzinske Audrey Jagodzinske is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She will participate in school activities next semester by being a member of the orchestra and vocal group. Outside of school, she participates in the youth group praise band at FUMC and also dances at the Salina Community Theatre. Audrey says her good/cool classes at Lakewood Middle are career and life and her orchestra class. Audrey is undecided about her plans after graduating from high school. In her spare time, she likes playing the violin. Audrey says she has two younger sisters.
Daughter of Scott and Stacy Jagodzinske
   
Harrison Janessa Harrison is a junior at Salina Central High School where she has a 3.9 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the theatre department. Outside of school, Janessa fills her time babysitting. She says her favorite things about Central High are her theatre class and seeing her friends and making them happy every day. In her spare time, Janessa loves being with her dog named Aria and her cat named Smokey.
Daughter of Jeffrey and Tammy Harrison
   
Mueller Alex Mueller is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the band, the Scholars Bowl and math relays. Alex says his favorite subject at South Middle is math because it is occasionally challenging. After graduating from high school, he plans on attending college to get a PhD in biotechnology. In his spare time, Alex enjoys learning new things.
Son of Kristi Mueller
   
Cox Gretchen Cox is a senior at Salina South High School where she has a 3.9 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a manager for the football team, being a part of the girls' basketball team and being a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, Gretchen participates in Relay for Life. Gretchen says she enjoys the social atmosphere at South High and everyone is friendly. After graduating from high school, Gretchen plans on attending college but is undecided on which college she will attend but wants to pursue an elementary education major with a minor in special education. Gretchen says she has two cacti named Denise and Gerald.
Daughter of Shawn Cox
   
Week 11  
Rodriguez Mia Rodriguez is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the volleyball and basketball team, the Honor Roll and has received the William Allen White reading award 3 years in a row. Outside of school, Mia participates in the summer stage at the Salina Community Theatre (Music Man, Lion King Jr. and Madagascar Jr.) and participates in sports at the YMCA and Parks and Recreation. Mia says she likes all of her teachers at Lakewood but especially likes her math, gym and social studies teachers because they help her improve. After graduating from high school, Mia plans to attend Kansas State and is interested in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, sports, acting, hanging out with her friends and traveling to places she has never been. Mia has one brother, 1 sister and a dog named Jojo.
Daughter of  Edgar Rodriguez and Gretchen Perez
   
Student Council For their exceptional work with the Trunk or Treat event, the entire Student Council is being recognized for making this community event a success:  Audrey Burgoon, Annie Taggart, Riley Counts, Mathew Goldammer, Becca Hough, Brett Norris, Doug Chance, Ashely Eck, Phoebe Helton, Adrian Ruvalcaba, Maddie Stack, Lauren Cullins, Sam Hieger, Cauy Rickley, Megan Sankey, Delaney Nash, Amoni McSwain, Madeline Paradis, Ethan Brown, Saria Taylor, Madison Pham, Kerrigan Hutton, Mary Ferguson, Jesus Jasso, Kobi Perez, Jacquelyn Dyson, Ebony Moore, Mattison Cole, Emily Redding, Isabella Rubino, Sophie Lenkiewicz, Madelynn Nash, Kamee Robinson, Starlet Parham, Tabitha Zeigler, Madison Pedigo, Nathan Cabada, Karlyn Brecheisen, Brielle Eland, Karsyn Arnold and Tobi Duckworth.

Lobato Sydney Lobato is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. She participates in school activities by being the basketball manager at South Middle. Outside of school, Sydney likes to play softball and participates in the First Covenant Church Youth group. Sydney says her favorite class at South Middle is Mr. McCorkle's math class and FACS class. After graduating from high school, Sydney plans on attending college and becoming an occupational therapist.
Daughter of John and Angie Lobato
   
Fuller Madelyn Fuller is a senior at Salina South High School where she has a 3.6 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the band where she has been a member all four years of high school. Madelyn says she really enjoys her Spanish class at South High because she says her teacher, Ms. Adams, is a great teacher who is fun and extremely helpful. After graduating from high school, Madelyn plans to attend Wichita State University on a scholarship to pursue a degree in psychology.
Daughter of Simone Newby
   
Week 10  
Goldbach Nathan Goldbach is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Nathan says he is new to Salina but he used to do theatre and play basketball and soccer. He says his favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is math and his favorite activities are track, cross country and wrestling. After graduating from high school, Nathan plans on attending Central High and then the United States Air Force Academy. In his spare time, he likes playing basketball with his dad and playing cards with his mom. He also wants to do theatre. Nathan has 3 brothers and 2 cats.
Son of Charles and Mary Goldbach
   
Morton Ashley Morton is a senior at Salina Central High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the theatre, choir and orchestra. Outside of school, she participates in the Tri-M (Music Honor Society). Ashley says her favorite subject at Central High is English because all the English teachers make it fun to learn. After graduating from high school, Ashley plans on attending the University of Kansas in the fall of 2019 with a major in psychology and a double minor in criminal justice and Arabic.
Daughter of Sean and Suzy Morton
   
Murray Shadrick Slayton-Murray is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. He participates in school activities by being involved in PBIS/HONOR Code celebrations, assemblies, dances and class parties. His favorite thing to do at South Middle is walk with Maddy and listen to country music. In his spare time, Shadrick likes to swim and walk.
Son of Janna Murray and Dustin Smith
   
Doherty Tyler Doherty is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 4.0 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the National Honor Society, Kansas Honor Scholar, Youth Entrepreneurial Competition and is the Mentorship & Speech Pathology group leader. Outside of school, Tyler participates in his community by being a part of the Junior Leadership of Salina and volunteering for the Great Plains Manufacturing community/employee events, the United Way and the Special Olympics. Tyler enjoys South High because of his history classes. After graduating from high school, he plans to attend Kansas Wesleyan University to pursue a dual major in accounting and history. In his spare time, he works at the Eaglecrest Retirement Community and enjoys spending time with the residents.
Son of PJ and Melissa Doherty
   
Week 9  
Flaherty Haley Flaherty is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the tennis team and a peer mediator. Outside of school, Haley participates in softball. Haley says she likes most of the teachers at Lakewood because they are respectful and helpful. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend college to become a teacher. In her spare time, Haley plays fast pitch softball for the Vengeance softball team.
Daughter of Donna Flaherty and David Flaherty
   
Moore Micah Moore is a freshman at Salina Central High School where he has a 3.5 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the football, basketball and track team. Outside of school, Micah participates in Xcel and St. John's Missionary Baptist Church where he is a member. Micah says his favorite subject at Central is math because he likes working with numbers. He has two sisters, Nicole and Ebony.
Son of Kayla and Lowell Moore
   
Osborn Sophia Osborn is a sixth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participated in school activities by being on StuCo for 2 years and Stu-Co vice president for one year. She was also part of the P.R.I.D.E. patrol at Heusner Elementary for 4 years. Outside of school, she is the lead in a play at SCT, state finalist at National American Miss pageant and has played on a basketball team for 3 years. Her favorite part about school is meeting different people in each class. After graduating from high school, Sophia is leaning toward becoming a surgeon. In her spare time, she loves art, hiking, biking, playing basketball, acting, playing with her family and loving on her cats.
Daughter of Cindy Osborn and Tom Osborn
   
Samreth Tylyn Samreth is a senior at Salina South High School where she has a 3.80 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of NHS and HOSA. Ty says her favorite class at South High is English because she can fully express herself while having fun. After graduating from high school, Ty plans to attend Wichita State University and pursue a degree in the dental field. Ty says she loves her family.
Daughter of Linda Nguyen and Savoeun Samreth
   
Week 8  
Wedgewood Riley Wedgewood is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Riley hopes to participate in school activities by making the Lakewood basketball team this year. Outside of school, she volunteers for Meals on Wheels and plays basketball for Salina Parks and Recreation. Riley says her favorite classes at Lakewood are PE and science class and her favorite teacher is Ms. Wendt. After graduating from high school, Riley would like to attend Miami Dade College Medical Campus and become an EMT/First Responder. In her spare time, she loves to bake and play with her friends. Riley has a great dane and 3 goldfish.
Daughter of Todd and Tamera Wedgewood
   
Hogan Dakota Hogan is a sophomore at Salina Central High School where he has a 3.5 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the baseball and football team at Central High. Outside of school, he participates in his church. Dakota says the teachers are great and the people that come to school everyday make every day a great day at Central High. Dakota says he is a Mountaineer fan.
Son of Dana Hogan and Steve Hogan
   
Putman Landon Putman is a sixth grade student at South Middle School where he has a 4.0 GPA. Outside of school, Landon participates on the Salina Spikes baseball team, Salina Cowboys CKFL football team and WCS Aces MAYB basketball team. He says all of his teachers are awesome at South Middle especially Mrs. Clark. After graduating from high school, Landon would like to attend college at Oregon to play baseball. In his spare time, he likes hanging out with his friends and going hunting and fishing.
Son of Jessie and Kacey Putman
   
Davis Andrew Davis is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 3.53 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the band and being a drum major. Continuing with his love for band, Andrew says that this is his favorite class. His teacher, Mr. Brooks, makes it entertaining. Andrew has been in band since fifth grade and will continue for a very long time. After graduating from high school, he plans to attend Kansas State University to pursue a degree in computer science. He hopes to join the K-State marching band. Andrew has two dogs at home and his brother is a marine.
Son of Craig and Yvonae Davis
   
Week 7  
Sheppard Ben Sheppard is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Ben participates in school activities at Lakewood by being involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Outside of school, he is a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Ben says he likes school because he gets to hang out with his friends and he likes all of his teachers. After graduating from high school, Ben would like to attend either Kansas State or Kansas Wesleyan University. In his spare time, Ben likes watching movies, spending time with his dog, Poppy, traveling with his family, hanging out with his friends and host brothers from Kansas Wesleyan and jumping on the trampoline. Ben has two brothers, Riley and Grant.
Son of Bill and Trina Sheppard
   
Pittenger Alora Pittenger is a junior at Salina Central High School where she has a 3.85 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the varsity soccer team, FCA and being a varsity cheerleader. Outside of school, she cheers at Fierce Athletics, participates in her church and she works at Sonic on Santa Fe. Alora says Erin Williams is the best coach and her favorite person at Central High. Alora says she loves being able to make people laugh or smile with simple compliments at school. In her spare time, Alora keeps busy working, attending school and being on two cheer squads. She also keeps her grades up by having straight A's.
Daughter of Cheryl Pittenger
   
Crow Carson Crow is a seventh grade student at South Middle School. Carson participates in school activities by being a member of the cross country team. Outside of school, he plays on a Puma soccer team and swims for the Salina Aquatic Club. Carson says his favorite class at South Middle is science because they get to work on the computer. He says the best part of school is seeing his friends. After graduating from high school, Carson plans to attend college but is unsure where at this time. In his spare time, he loves playing soccer.
Son of Trey and Bridget Crow
   
Hoge Grace Hoge is a senior at Salina South High School where she has a 4.02 GPA. She participates in school activities by being a member of the cheerleading squad, NHS and has been the co-editor of the Tripodium (school newspaper) for two years. Outside of school, Grace volunteers at Salina Regional in the summer, participates in BBBS, and works as a nurse assistant at Salina Regional Health Center. Grace says she enjoys going to school because of the relationships she has formed with her teachers.  She loves AP Chemistry and Mrs. Chamberlain. After graduating from high school, Grace plans to attend the University of Kansas to major in nursing and minor in News and Information Journalism. Grace's lifelong goal is to become an APRN and work in surgery.
Daughter of Susan Hoge
   
Week 6  
Berkley Leo Berkley is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Leo participates in school activities at Lakewood by being a member of the jazz band, basketball and tennis teams. His favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is math and being a member of the jazz band. After graduating from high school, Leo would like to attend an Ivy League school and study business. In his spare time he loves playing soccer. Leo says he has a dog named Luna.
Son of Alex and Amy Berkley
   
Breneman Nicholas Breneman is a senior at Salina Central High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of Central High marching band as well as the drumline. Outside of school, he is currently manager at Pepper Jax Grill. His favorite subject at Central High is band because no matter how his day goes he can always rely on band to make it better. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys work, school and drumline. He says his friends and family keep him going. 
Son of Brandy Campbell, Jennifer Bubar and Jeff Campbell
   
Fischer Josten Fischer is a seventh grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Josten participates in school activities by being a member of the cross country and basketball team. She says her favorite subject at South Middle is math because of the problem solving and how it comes natural to her. After graduating from high school, Josten plans to attend college but is undecided on a major at this time. In her spare time, she likes playing soccer. Josten says she has two sisters and two dogs.
Daughter of Craig and Natalie Fischer
   
Rectenwald Brandon Rectenwald is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 3.7 GPA. He participates in school activities by being a member of the cross country and track team. He also participates in orchestra. Outside of school, Brandon spends time with the Salina Youth Symphony. Brandon enjoys history class at South High because they discuss how society develops over time and compares the present to the past. After graduating from high school, Brandon would like to attend the University of Kansas and pursue a degree in biological sciences.
Son of Nancy and Michael Rectenwald
   
Week 5  
Payne Sam Payne is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Sam participates in school activities at Lakewood Middle by being a member of the football team. Outside of school, he participated in volunteer work at his church over the summer. His favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is social studies. After graduating from high school, Sam plans on attending Kansas State University where he would like to play golf. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football, basketball and all other sports. Sam says he has one dog.
Son of Ryan and Sarah Payne
   
Martinez Aundrea Martinez is a freshman at Salina Central High School. She participates in school activities by helping to manage the Central High School football team. Aundrea's favorite subject at Central High is Earth Science because she says it is super interesting and so is her teacher. In her spare time, Aundrea loves playing sports especially running. She says she loves hanging out with her mom and her friends. 
Daughter of Christina and Jeffery Martinez
   
Nash Giselle Nash is an eighth grade student at South Middle School where she has a 4.0 GPA. Giselle participates in school activities by participating in volleyball. She says she shows leadership by cheering for every point on and off the court. Outside of school, Giselle plays soccer for MCFC in McPherson. She shows leadership by communicating with her team and keeping them in a good mood. Her favorite class at South Middle is sports because it keeps her going and helps her to make the right choices. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend K-State or another college where she can study something in the medical field. In her spare time she likes to play soccer, basketball, volleyball and run track. Giselle says she comes from a family of five kids.
Daughter of Mike Nash
   
Forrester Tatum Forrester is a senior at Salina South High School where she has a 4.0 GPA. She participates in school activities by being part of the golf and softball team. Tatum is also a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and she is a medical intern. Tatum enjoys South High because of the environment. She says that the teachers are polite and they make it a priority to know their students and speak to them in the hallways. After graduating from high school, she plans to attend Kansas State University to pursue a degree in architecture and interior design. In her spare time, Tatum enjoys spending time with her family and watching sports.
Daughter of Paul Forrester
   
 Week 4  
Rose John Rose is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School where he has a 3.8 GPA. John participates in school activities at Lakewood Middle by being a member of the orchestra. Outside of school, he participates in the Salina Youth Symphony. His favorite subject at Lakewood Middle is orchestra because it is a full class. After graduating from high school, John plans on attending either Mid America or K-State. In his spare time, John loves science and reading books.
Son of Jennifer / Solomon Rose
Gibson

Cheyanne Gibson is a sophomore at Salina Central High School. She participates in school activities by being a link leader at Central High. Outside of school, she participates in the S.R.L. All Dog Breed Rescue. Cheyanne says the best part about school is that all of her teachers are amazing. In her spare time, she likes listening to country music. 
Daughter of Tracy Schneider

 

Fair

 

Tiara Fair is a sixth grade student at South Middle School. Outside of school, Tiara twirls on Shannon's Stars, a national twirling team. She says she tries to be a good role model and mentor to the younger girls. Tiara says the best part about attending South Middle is band class. She says it starts her day. After graduating from high school, she plans to twirl for K-State and study to become a pediatrician.
Daughter of Tara Johnson and Arthur Fair

Renz

Parker Renz is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 3.5 GPA. He participates in school activities by being part of the golf team, stat tracking for the basketball team and being a participant in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Parker has qualified for state in golf three times and was selected as a Second Team All-State. Outside of school, Parker has continued his success in golf by qualifying for the Kansas Amateur Golf Championship, participating in the First Tee, coaching for the First Tee and this fall Parker will play in the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach. Parker also has participated in Relay for Life. Parker says he enjoys his supportive teachers at South High like Mr. Harris, Mr. Stuart and Mr. Carlson. After graduating from high school, he plans to attend college to continue his golf career but is undecided on where he would like to go. Parker has one brother, Lucas, and two dogs.
Son of Sandi and Charles Renz

Week 3  

Griffith

Conner Griffith is an eighth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. Conner does not participate in any school sports due to his weight lifting he does 4 days a week. Outside of school, he volunteers for Salina United Way and belongs to First Presbyterian Church and their youth group called God Squad. Conner says he likes his technical education class with Brian Nowak because he gets to create his own creations. He says his wooden tool box won 3rd place at competition. After graduating from high school, Conner would like to be an engineer and attend college where they have a good weight lifting program. Conner is a team member of Salina Reps and Sets Weightlifting Club, has won 5 first place finishes for age and weight and won the Missouri Valley Championship by placing first and getting best lifter. He is also assistant youth coach for the club. Conner has an older brother, Zach; and older sister, Maysem. He also has 3 cats, Mazie, Jinx and Lance.
Son of Scott Griffith and Karen Griffith

Coulter

Elijah Coulter is a seventh grade student at South Middle School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the cross country team and FCA. Outside of school, he participates in his church youth group. Elijah says his favorite class at South Middle is P.E. because he is athletic. After graduating from high school, he plans to attend college and play baseball in college. In his spare time, he likes to play the Rubic's cube and says he can solve the cube. Elijah has three dogs.
Son of Adam and Jessica Coulter

Thompson

Seth Thompson is a senior at Salina South High School where he has a 4.14 GPA. He participates in school activities by being the swimming team's co-captain and being a mathlete. Seth is also a Relay for Life committee member and is the Stuco Vice-President. Seth enjoys school because of the great atmosphere that the teachers provide at South High. Seth says his favorite subject is calculus. After graduating from high school, he plans to attend Washburn University and pursue an accounting degree. In his spare time, Seth plays the guitar, piano and trumpet. He has also traveled to 26 different states.
Son of Gary and Toni Thompson

 Week 2

Hamm

 

Kaytlyne Hamm is a sixth grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by participating in band and music at Lakewood Middle. Outside of school, she plays softball for Fusion and serves at her church. Kaytlyne says one of her favorite teachers is Mr. Boggs because he is very straight forward and kind. After graduating from high school, Kaytlyne plans on attending KU School of Nursing.
Daughter of Keala Jones and Michael Hamm

Brown

 

Moreno

 

Weber

Ethan Brown is a junior at Salina Central High School. He participates in school activities by being a member of the student council for three years and vice-president of his class the past two years. He is also a thespian, enjoys being in choir and likes to emcee pep rallies at Central High. Outside of school, Ethan is the Youth on Board member of the Accessibility Advisory Board for the City of Salina, is on the leadership team for his church youth group and he volunteers for his church's Vacation Bible School. He is also studying Spanish and has gone on two mission trips to Central and South America. Ethan says he really likes the teachers and students at Central High and he also has great classes. He appreciates the rich tradition that can be found at Central. Ethan says he has the best service dog ever. This is the 6th year she has attended school with him. 
Son of Chris and Chrissy Brown

 

 

Luis E. Moreno is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. He participates in school activities by being on the wrestling team and participating in art and technical education. Outside of school, he is a member of the Church of the Nazarene and the Boxing Club. Luis says his favorite staff member is his paraeducator, Mr. Mark, and his favorite class is Mrs. Lee's art class. He says he is also good at math and science. After graduating from high school, Luis would like to be an art teacher. In his spare time, he likes to run and participate in boxing and wrestling. He says he enjoys drawing, too. Luis has one dog.
Son of Sergio Moreno and Maria E. Baeza

 

 

 

 

Bailey Weber is a junior at Salina South High School. She participates in school activities by being a member of the softball and basketball team. Outside of school, she participates in the Catholic Youth Organization, also known as CYO. Bailey says her favorite part about school is seeing her friends and she especially enjoys her favorite class, AP US History, because of her love for history and her teacher, Mr. Harris, whom she says is humorous. After graduating from high school, Bailey will be attending college but is undecided where at this time. She would like to pursue a degree in child psychiatry.
Daughter of Thresia and Greg Weber

Week 1

Wood

 

Kira Wood is a seventh grade student at Lakewood Middle School. She participates in school activities by participating in the band where she plays the flute, cross country and is a peer mediator. Outside of school, Kira is active in her church youth group. She says she really likes the teachers at Lakewood and they each have a unique way of teaching. She also enjoys participating in band and cross-country competitions. After graduating from high school, Kira plans to attend Brigham Young University-Idaho and study to become an elementary education teacher. In her spare time, she likes running, playing basketball, reading, playing the flute and  babysitting. Kira is the oldest of 4 sisters.
Daughter of Christopher and Nashelle Wood

Thomas Jere' Thomas is a senior at Salina Central High School. He particpates in school activities by participating on the football and track team. He is also the link leader where he welcomes the freshmen to Salina Central. Outside of school, Jere' led a group of teens on a mission trip to Mexico to build a house for a family in need. Jere' says he likes the teachers at Salina Central. He says they have all been great and pushed him to do more in life and he wants to be a positive impact in the world. In his spare time, Jere' likes playing sports and hanging with the guys! He would like to give a shoutout to Coach Mike Hall for being a positive role model in his life.
Son of Amber Burge
Aranda Adrian Aranda is an eighth grade student at South Middle School. He participates in school activities by being the StuCo class president for three years and a member of the orchestra. Outside of school, he participates in the Salina Symphony and Sacred Heart Choirs. Adrian says the best part about South Middle is all the electives they can choose from, especially advanced guitar where he says Mr. Gerry makes it very fun and competitive. After graduating from high school, he plans to have his basic classes done and start on his career. He either wants to major in music or become a surgeon. Adrian says he is the youngest in his family. He has three sisters, one brother and a dog.
Son of Adrian and Mirna Aranda
Hernandez Angelica Carrillo Hernandez is a senior at Salina South High School. She participates in school activities by being a Link Leader and also studies CNA at Central High. Angelica says she loves school and English is her favorite subject and Mrs. Hurley is her favorite teacher because she taught her English. After graduation, Angelica plans to pursue a post-secondary CNA certificate along with attending college to receive a Psychology degree. In her spare time, Angelica will volunteer at her brother's school, Coronado, to help with activities. She also enjoys watching football games and is proud to be an ESL student.
Daughter of Angelica Hernandez and Rodrigo Jaime