Central Kansas students receive Everence scholarships

HESSTON  – Two students from central Kansas have received Everence® college scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The local recipients are:

* Faith Manickam of Hesston, who received a $750 scholarship to pursue a degree at Hesston College.

• Brian Shenk of Center Amish Mennonite Church, Hutchinson, who received a $750 scholarship to pursue a degree at Hutchinson Community College.

These students are among 42 recipients of Everence college scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship program encourages young people to explore the integration of faith and finances while helping them on their educational journeys.

More than 150 students from across the country applied for scholarships – a benefit of being an Everence member – for the coming academic year. Recipients were chosen based on leadership, community involvement and responses to an essay question.

“Everence believes it’s important to support students as they work toward their college degrees,” said Kenda Mishler, Member Benefits Manager. “We want to reward young women and men committed to improving their communities and the world beyond their communities.”




Mack in Emporia State production


EMPORIA —  Harriel Mack of Newton was recenlty part of the cast and crew presenting "Moo Juice: The Musical" by Krista (Funky Mama) Eyler.

The show, inspired by the real-life exploits of Eyler's own two sons, is ideal for kids and parents alike. The show is a rock n' roll musical about a group of 5-year-olds making it through one very musical and comical day in daycare with their kind and harried teacher, Mrs. Patty. Each character in "Moo Juice" plays a role in maintaining order in what can be a very chaotic daily environment. The children must behave or their favored field trip to Happy Chippy Cheeseland will be cancelled.

Mack, a May 2018 graduate in communication, was house manager and works in the scene shop.

The show was under the direction of Jim and Lindy Bartruff. Bob Hart. Chris Lohkamp is the technical director and scene shop manager.



UCO awards scholarship to Newton student

The University of Central Oklahoma College of Mathematics and Science recently awarded a scholarship to Newton resident Trevor Regier in recognition of his academic excellence and outstanding service to the university.

Regier, a computer science major, received the John Taylor Beresford Endowed Scholarship for Computer Science, worth $2,000.

“On behalf of the faculty and staff in the College of Mathematics and Science, I am pleased to congratulate each of our college’s scholarship and award recipients. We applaud them for their commitment to academic excellence and exceptional work. We are also grateful to our alumni and the benefactors of our college whose generosity made these awards possible,” said Wei R. Chen, Ph.D., dean of Central’s College of Mathematics and Science.




Hendricks earns honors

WATERTOWN, Wis. — Some 49 Maranatha student-athletes have proven their diligence in the classroom, as they have earned the honor of MBU Scholar-Athlete.

Haly Hendricks of Newton, a sophomore Physical Education and Health major from Newton earned the honor while competing in women's cross country and women's basketball.

To earn the title, student-athletes must attend for both the fall and spring semesters while achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a four-point scale and lettering in an intercollegiate sport.