Feb 11, 2020 5:16 PM

KSF Grand Drive scholarship application process now open

Posted Feb 11, 2020 5:16 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Kansas State Fair announced Monday that the application process for the Grand Drive scholarships is now open.

Graduating seniors and secondary education students who have been part of the fair's Grand Drive Youth Livestock Show are encouraged to apply.

The program that started in 2019 offers ten $1,000 scholarships. Any past or present exhibitor of the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive that is enrolled in secondary education that will have graduated high school in 2020 or before is eligible.

Applicants will be required to submit their high school & post-secondary grade reports. They must also write an essay of 500 words or less describing which experiences in showing livestock at the KSF Grand Drive have resonated the most with the writer and why and describing leadership and career goals for the future and how the KSF Grand Drive has influenced these goals. The applicant must also provide two letters of recommendation.

Applications are due by April 1. Applications can be filled out online at kansasstatefair.com

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Feb 11, 2020 5:16 PM
Apollo programs approved for two USD 308 schools

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson USD 308 School Board approved Lincoln Elementary School’s application to be an Apollo II redesign school in 2020-21 and Graber Elementary’s planning year to become an Apollo III redesign school in 2021-22.

Lincoln has spent 2019-20 planning for the process and will join Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen and Wiley Elementary School as Apollo redesign schools in the district. The approval came during Monday’s regular meeting.

The project requires schools to remodel their academic programs to create successful high school students. Schools chosen for the state’s redesign program spend one year planning what changes to carry out. They then apply the changes the following year.

The Kansans Can Project was initially announced in 2017 after the Kansas Department of Education got feedback that the community wanted more focus on the nonacademic skills of students.