Archive for Tuesday, November 20, 2001


November 20, 2001

Tonganoxie FFA members attend convention
Several Tonganoxie FFA members attended the 74th annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. Attending the event in late October were Raymond Sproul, Travis Starcher, Chad Degraeve, Karl Cleavinger, Chester Henre, Keith McMullins, Josh Olsen, Ashley Van Fleet and Megan Lawrence.
The students participated in sessions ranging from keynote speaking to talent shows and from award ceremonies to national officers' retiring addresses. A large trade show also was held. Members toured the Louisville Slugger Museum and Churchill Downs race track.
The trip was possible through the cooperation of Tonganoxie High School, Randy Kraft, who is agriculture instructor, FFA alumni and sponsors. A special thanks goes to Tammy Van Fleet.

Emporia State students earn scholarships
Several Emporia State University students from the area have received scholarships for the 2001-2002 academic year.
From Basehor: Jenny Cochran, Andrea Herbison, Noah Simpson and Joshua Updike.
From Linwood: Carrie Havner.
From Tonganoxie: Eli Crittenden and Jaclyn Wilson.

Tonganoxie man joins Mycogen Seeds as dealer
Robert Kissinger, Tonganoxie, recently signed on as a dealer with the new Mycogen Seeds to provide area producers with a full line of products. Mycogen Seeds is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and is an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Mycogen Seeds is the leader in Silage-Specific corn, the largest sunflower seed producer, and a leading producer of seed corn, alfalfa, soybeans and sorghum.

Area student at KSU inducted into society
Tramaine Watts, a junior in pre-professional business administration at Kansas State University from Leavenworth, has been inducted into the college's Multicultural Student Honor Society.
The organization recognizes the academic accomplishments of multicultural students at K-State.
Students who have reached sophomore year level, 45 hours and beyond, with a cumulative K-State grade point average of 3.0 or greater are eligible, as well as transfer students at the sophomore level with one K-State semester average of 3.0.

KSU student from Lansing
wins national recognition
A Kansas State University agricultural journalism student who is a Lansing High School graduate recently won national recognition at a competition. Chris Lavergne, a junior in agricultural communications and journalism, placed fifth in the news story category as the KSU Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow attended their national 2001 convention in Orlando, Fla.

Military news
Air Force Airman Ciciley L. Gayden has arrived for duty at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Gayden is a traffic management apprentice assigned to the 436th Aerial Port Squadron. She is the daughter of Jacqueline F. Gayden, Leavenworth. The airman is a 2000 graduate of Leavenworth High School.

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