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Wendo Kimori believes in walking the talk when it comes to equity work, so she’s doing just that. The Free State High School senior is reviving Lawrence’s NAACP Youth Council.
KU has nominated five students for Goldwater Scholarships, “regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence in science, engineering and mathematics,” according to a news release Monday morning.
Five candidates will give speeches on Thursday evening in front of family, friends and community members, and one will be selected as the 2023 Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Youth of the Year.
Student musicians, comedians, dancers and more will hit the Lied Center stage Sunday for the seventh annual Ovation! talent show, featuring performers from Lawrence’s middle and high schools.
A local exhibit takes viewers through the years of Haskell Indian Nations University, from its origin in 1884 as a boarding school to its role as the sole intertribal university in the country.
In a weekend featuring more than a dozen high school debaters from Lawrence, Free State took home second place in the 4-speaker division and sent a team to the semifinals in the 2-speaker division of the state tournament. Meanwhile, two Lawrence High seniors have earned the school’s first bid to the national Tournament of Champions.
Quail Run Elementary School teacher Julia Ferguson has been chosen to receive a Kansas Horizon Award for her positive impact on education in the state.
The University of Kansas has selected 54 students for undergraduate research awards, including 14 students from Lawrence and one from Lecompton.
These former Lawrence High and Free State student-athletes have returned to coach at their alma maters. They’re working to improve the culture of youth sports for their athletes today.
One minute the practice gym echoes with jokes and laughter, and the next, it fills with rhythmic stomping and clapping. More than just an extracurricular activity, the Unity Step Team is cherished by its members.
A new partner has helped 90 Lawrence High School seniors find more than $82 million in potential scholarships.
“The first feeling was definitely disbelief”: A KU professor and researcher has received the prestigious “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
The Marching Lions’ Centennial Celebration show will feature a wide array of music that aims to highlight the culture of the Lawrence High School band and build upon 100 years of tradition and history.
Four Lawrence district students — two from Free State High School and two from Lawrence High School — have been awarded special recognition from the College Board.
The efforts of students in Lawrence High’s Interpersonal Skills class have not gone unnoticed. Students will be under the bright lights Wednesday when a Special Olympics film crew visits the school.