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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Academic athlete

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  • It takes hard work for a student athlete to succeed both in the classroom and on the field.
    To recognize that hard work, Newton Medical Center has partnered with Vype, a local high school sports magazine, to offer a scholarship to a star student athlete.
    This week, they presented a $500 scholarship to Kallie Lampe. Vype owner Michael Cooper said the scholarship reflects the magazine's goal to go beyond athletics.
    "We try to spend as much energy on kids that get good grades, kids that do community service," he said.
    Lampe will be a freshman at Oklahoma State University this fall, studying animal science and agricultural communications. She wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to combine her love for animals and design.
    "I've just been involved with animals pretty much ever since I was born," she said.
    A student at Cheney High School, Lampe has participated in volleyball and basketball. She also shows cows and is involved in choir, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Spanish club, student council and 4-H.
    Her goal is to someday work for a company like Cargill and communicate with Spanish-speaking countries.
    Vype magazine covers an eight-county region that includes Sedgwick and its surrounding counties. For more information, visit www.vype.com/centralkansas.

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