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

 

• Mackenzie Porter of Moundridge, who was named to the Topeka Capitol-Journal's First Team Kansas All State Academic Team for 2019.

 

• The Newton Post Office, which will host a food drive this weekend.

 

• The Harvey County Historical Museum, for hosting “The Prettiest Dress I Ever Had.”

 

• Halstead High School Forensics students, who will perform for the Harvey County Association of Retired School Personnel.

 

• Phillip and Shelley Nelson, who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

 

• Velera Adams of Newton, whose art exhibition opened at The Carriage Factory Gallery.

 

• Bethel College Jazz, which will host the annual “Jazz on the Green” this week.

 

• David Schulte of Halstead High School, for being named an All-State Academic Team Honorable Mention student.

 

• Noah Massanari of Newton High School, for being named an All-State Academic Team Honorable Mention student.

 

• Lydia Bumgarner of Frederic Remington High School, for being named an All-State Academic Team Honorable Mention student.

 

• Braxton Park of Sedgwick High School, for being named an All-State Academic Team Honorable Mention student.

 

• Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg, who was named the first director of new ministry program at Hesston College.

 

• Addi Schroeder, Acacia Penner, Ashley Salgado and Annika Senn of Newton High School Swimming, who set a new school record for the 200-yard freestyle relay of 1 minute, 47.02 seconds.

 

• Hesston High School tennis, which qualified three of four entries for the Kansas High School Activities Association Class 3-2-1A Tennis Championships including Logan Gamble and Cole Duetschendorf in singles and Isaac Decker and Jeb Carlson in doubles.

 

• Wyatt Hendrickson of Newton, who was named the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award winner for the state of Kansas by the National Wresting Hall of Fame.

 

• Braylen Brewer of Bethel College Track and Field, who set a school record in the 400 meter dash and qualified for the NAIA championships.

 

• Area athletes who competed at the Hesston Invitational Track and Field meet.

 

• Jaden Anto0,n who was named the Newton High School Student of the Week by Midland National Bank.

 

• Dr. Richard Glover of Newton, who was one of three persons named to the Newton High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

 

• Susan Koehn of Newton, who was one of three persons named to the Newton High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

 

• Kim Le, who was one of three persons named to the Newton High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

 

• Jason and Shelbie Toevs of Whitewater, who shared their story of adopting embryos

 

• Organizers of the Newton Downtown Car Show, for hosting the 2019 event.

 

• Catherine Goodwin, who was named director of the Harvey County Historical Society.

 

• The Newton YMCA and American Red Cross, for hosting a blood drive.

 

• Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, for hosting a women's self defense class.

 

• Levi Blaufuss of Newton High School, who visited leaders in Washington D.C. after being named one of only two students to represent Kansas as a delegate for the United States Senate Youth Program.

 

• Area students honored by colleges and universities.

 

• Chelsea Smith of Hesston College Softball, who as a pitcher leads the National Junior College Athletic Association Div. II in saves, is second in strikeouts and seventh in wins.

 

• Hesston High School tennis, for being named in the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association prep boys team rankings.

 

• Area race car drivers who competed in the NCRA races at the Kansas State Fair Fairgrounds.

 

• Area runners who raced in the Emma Creek Classic 5K.

 

• Walton United Methodist Church, which hosted the annual Women's Salad Supper.

 

• Organizers and volunteers who celebrated the grand opening of an RC Park at Harvey County East Lake.

 

• Jump Start Stores, for opening in the former Lone Star location on East First Street.

 

• Tricia Clark, who was named Director of Institutional Communication and Marketing by Bethel College.

 

• Jason High Insurance, for donating bicycles for distribution by Newton Police Department School Resource Officers.

 

• Sand Creek Station golf course, for hosting the Summit League men's championships.

 

• Alyjah Kennedy of Bethel College Track and Field, who set a new school record in the long jump.