Posted on Jun 07, 2018
The Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club announced the winners of its annual Student Scholarship Contest and recognized outstanding educators from each of the Wyandotte County high schools at the Club’s May 1st luncheon meeting.
The Club awarded $1,000 college scholarships to each of two area high school seniors: Suan Sonna and Vanessa Obi, both from Sumner Academy.  The Club awards these scholarships to the top female and male students who participate in the Club’s scholarship speech contest.  These students competed with other outstanding high school students from our Wyandotte County schools.  All the students exemplify the highest academic, service and character standards in our community.  We can all be proud of what Wyandotte County has helped produce in these students.  The Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club congratulates them and wishes them the best in their pursuit of higher education.
In addition that day, the Club recognized outstanding teachers from each of Wyandotte County's nine high schools.  This annual program of the Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club honors teachers in the county who represent the best of our community.  The teachers were introduced by the respective school’s administrator, and the Club learned of each teacher’s unique contributions to the individual schools.  Each educator was presented a plaque of appreciation.  We are grateful to these teachers who give so much of themselves to educate and prepare our youth for the future.
Student Scholarship Winners:
   Vanessa Obi – Sumner Academy        Suan Sonna – Sumner Academy
Outstanding High School Teachers:
     Front row (left to right) – Tierney Thompson, Bonner Springs High School; Dr. Cindy Horchem, Piper High School; Kathryn Smith, Turner High School; Maggi Schoonover, J.C. Harmon High School; and Joanne Postlewait, Wyandotte High School
    Back row (left to right) – Fred Zimmerman, KCK Rotary President; Jacqueline Smola, Washington High School; Sean Kepple, Sumner Academy; Mark Western, F. L. Schlagle High School; and Kevin Walterbach, Bishop Ward High School