Wal-Mart donates to fifth-grade class
A donation from Wal-Mart in Leavenworth will help fifth-grade Lansing Intermediate School teacher Barb Alonzi purchase notebooks for her two language arts classes.
Alonzi said she started a new reading and writing program this year and has students keep notebooks to jot down writing tips and ideas. The $25 donation from Wal-Mart covered part of the notebooks' cost, and the remainder was covered by an earlier donation intended for school supplies.
Forensics team places 12th
Seven Lansing High School students advanced to the finals in the Olathe South High School Forensics Tournament on Saturday.
Christine Southard placed third in Informative Speaking, qualifying for State for the second week in a row. She also finished fifth in Humorous Solo Acting.
The Duo Acting Team of Katie Lowe and Rebecca Givens finished third. Kaitlin Riccio and Russell Buchanan finished sixth in the same event.
Sean Wooley placed fourth in Original Oration.
Tanner Couvelha finished fifth in Informative Speaking and sixth in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking.
LHS placed 12th out of 23 schools overall.
PTA announces art contest winners
Lansing Parent-Teacher Association honored winners of the National PTA Reflections art contest Jan. 26 and 27. Lansing PTA sponsored the contest at Lansing Elementary and Intermediate schools this year. Students could submit works in literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts pertaining to the theme "A Different Kind of Hero."
Jake Gould, a fifth-grader at LIS, took first place in the visual art contest and won a $50 savings bond.
In the music composition contest, LES second-grader Maisie Conrad took first place at the primary level and won a $50 savings bond.
The first-place winners will compete at the regional contest in February.