Congratulations are in order to the following people and organizations, which appeared in The Newton Kansan last week:

 

• Kelly Habegger, Hesston; Nathaniel Schmucker, Moundridge; Jessie Thomas, Sedgwick and Ellie Bradley, Newton; who are members of the cast and crew of the Bethel College production of “This Random World (the myth of serendipity).”

 

• Gayle Voth of Goessel, who administrates the Bethesda Home Junior Volunteer Program.

 

• Volunteers from Peabody who put together the Peabody Safe Kids Camp for more than 100 kids.

 

• The Newton Recreation Commission, which is hosting the Community Play Day and merged with New Hope Shelter's Kickin' and Screamin' kickball tournament and HopeFest.

 

• The Prairie Window Concert Series, which will host blues musician Guy Davis.

 

•  Caleb Allen, Moundridge; Sarah Booth, Goessel; Connor Born, North Newton; Ellie Bradley, Newton; Nathan Gamache, Halstead; Oscar Gonzalez, Newton; Kelly Habegger, Hesston; Katrina Heinrichs, Hesston; Anna Lubbers, Peabody; Austin Prouty, Newton; Elizabeth Ratzlaff, Moundridge; Jenna Ratzlaff, North Newton; Jose Rojas, Newton; Rebecca Schrag, Newton; Adam Sigwing, Halstead; Jessie Thomas, Sedgwick; Elizabeth Tran, North Newton; Laura Tran, North Newton; Anna Wiens, Goessel; Serena Wong, North Newton; and McKenzie Young, Peabody, whose art is on display during the annual Bethel College student art show.

 

• Faith & Life Bookstore, which announced a book signing by author Kathryn Graves.

 

• Chelsea Smith of Hesston College softball, who became the first player in the history of the school to be named the National Junior College Athletic Associations Division II pitcher of the week.

 

• Area golfers who competed in league play.

 

• Halstead High School track, for hosting the annual Conrad Nightingale Invitational Track and Field Meet.

 

• Bethel College athletics, for announcing the addition of competitive dance and swim teams.

 

• The Kansas Learning Center for Health, for announcing “Spring Fling: Health and Happiness Women's Fair.”

 

• Halstead High School Kay Club, for performing a day of community service.

 

• Mandy Mitchell of Newton, who is organizing a girls' troop of Boy Scouts of America.

 

• Dyck Arboretum, which announced the annual FloraKansas Plant Sale.

 

• The Harvey County Sheriff's Department, which announced a drug take back day.

 

• Moundridge middle school artists, who won 27 awards at the annual Central Kansas League art competition.

 

• Jessica Floerke; Jonathan Fowler; Nicholas Koehn; Josh McClure; Faye Smith; Kaitlyn Black; Matthew Eldridge; Tristan Meyer; Reid Graber; Hannah Becker; Kori Roberson; and Alexandra Murray of Newton High School who were each named 2019 Kansas Career and Technical Education Scholars by the Kansas Department of Education.

 

• Newton Presbyterian Manor, which will host the annual Apple Blossom Festival.

 

• Kristin Herzet and Kyle Wilson of Bethel College track, who were each named conference athletes of the week.

 

• Hesston High School tennis, which was named in the Kansas tennis Coaches Association Prep Boy's Team Rankings.

 

• Newton High School, for hosting the annual prom.

 

• Cindy Miller, who was named a regional coach of the year for Special Olympics.

 

• Area playwrights whose works were selected for the annul “Pen to Paper to Performance” program at Hesston College.

 

• Park Aerospace Company, which is celebrating its 65th year in business.

 

• Area volunteers honored by Kidron Bethel Village.

 

• Val Gleason, president and CEO of Newton Medical Center, who was named one of 60 rural hospital CEOs to Know by Becker's Hospital Review.

 

• Blake Smith, who was named as an assistant principal at Newton High School.

 

• Area musicans and musical acts including Brad Shores; Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts; Apple–A-Day Preschool; Newton Community Children’s Choir; Newton Performing Arts Center; and the Great Plains Jazz Orchestra, who were each named as entertainment for the Apple Blossom Festival.