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Happy Birthday, Kansas! 2016 contest

Congratulations to the 24 Happy Birthday, Kansas! contest winners announced at the Kansas Day celebration on January 27, 2017! We would like to thank our presenters Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, and Marearl Denning and Diane Macheers with the legislative spouses. Attorney General Derek Schmidt gave opening remarks, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins was our special guest, along with state senators and representatives, and the University of Kansas Chamber Singers. Jennie Chinn, Kansas Historical Society executive director, was emcee. We also thank the students who entered 437 photos this year!

Student winners:

First grade

tyson Habhab and Noah Hilbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Noah Hilbert, Seneca, Uncle Darin & Lorelei

Uncle Darin and Lorelei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Tyson Habhab, Fort Riley, Little Apple

Little Apple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second grade

Nat Goscha and Oliver Stephan Simmonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Nathaniel (Nat) Goscha, Leawood, A Hungry Caterpiller

A Hungry Caterpillar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Oliver Stephan Simmonds, Newton, Growing Food For Others

Growing Food For Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third grade

Nora Hein and Owen Sime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Owen Sime, Lenexa, Farmers

Farmers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Nora Hein, Hillsboro, Kansas Barn

Kansas Barn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth grade

Reese Hedstrom and Cole Keeten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Cole Keeten, Phillipsburg, The Beauty of a Kansas Oil Field at Sunset

The Beauty of a Kansas Oil Field at Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Reese Hedstrom, Cheney, Hometown Patriots

Hometown Patriots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth grade

Reagan Fitts and Keera Lacock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Keera Lacock, Rossville, Gentry Farm Silo

Gentrl Farm Silo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Reagan Fitts, Overland Park, Kansas Tree of Life

Kansas Tree of Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixth grade

Johanna Walker and Ethan Kneisler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Ethan Kneisler, Lyndon, Time for Supper

Time For Supper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Johanna Walker, Franklin, Presentation

Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seventh grade

Hannah Koepp and Ashlan Nicole Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Ashlan Nicole Brooks, Pittsburg, Bird at Dusk

Bird at Dusk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Hannah Koepp, Overland Park, Sunflower Fun

Sunflower Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eighth grade

Dylan Koehn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Dylan Koehn, Bennington, County Living

County Living

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Sadie Grimm, Morrill, From the Hand of a Child

From the Hand of a Child

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninth grade

Katie Glenn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Katie Glenn, Burlington, Somewhere Over the Rainbow . . .

Somewhere Over the Rainbow . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Justin D’Silva, Shawnee, Downtown KC

Downtown KC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10th grade

Kevin Isaac Towry and Sammie Strnad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Sammie Strnad, Wellington, Little Harvest Helpers

Little Harvest Helpers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Kevin Isaac Towry, Bucklin, Wind at Dusk

Wind at Dusk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11th grade

Katherine Cunningham and Ashton Faith Imel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Ashton Faith Imel, Bucklin, Coming Home

Coming Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Katherine Cuningham, Merriam, Sunflowers

Sunflowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th grade

Marissa Kaye Vaughn and Chance Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First place: Chance Parker, Topeka, Beautiful Kansas Bison

Beautiful Kansas Bison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place: Marissa Kaye Vaughn, Salina, Row of Trees

Row of Trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other 2016 contest links

Happy Birthday, Kansas! 2016 photo collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest collage 2

 

Students entries in 2016