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Representatives of the Basehor-Linwood YouthFriends program — including Basehor-Linwood High School junior William Wilson, fourth from left; his YouthFriends mentor, Pat Wolfe, to his right; and YouthFriends coordinator Tammy Potts, far left — are recognized as Gov. Sam Brownback signs a proclamation signifying January as National Mentoring Month in his office in Topeka on Wednesday. Also pictured are Malissa Martin-Wilke, director of Communities In Schools of Kansas, second from left; Michelle Montgomery-Thomas, program consultant for the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority, behind Brownback; Daniel Soliday, CEO of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters; and representatives of the Cowley County Tech Wizards Mentoring Project, a 4-H program.

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BLHS junior and YouthFriends mentor, after 10 years working together, honored in Brownback's office

When William Wilson found out Tammy Potts wanted him to meet Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday morning, he was worried.

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