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Happy Birthday, Kansas! student photo contest

Learning in Kansas in 2020 - Presented January 29, 2021

Congratulations to the student photographers in the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Photo Contest! We would like to thank those who continue to support this contest including Governor Laura Kelly, the legislative spouses, the state senators and representatives, Kansas teachers, and Kansas students.

Governor Laura Kelly; Jennie Chinn, Kansas Historical Society executive director; and Marearl Denning, Kansas legislative spouses, are providing messages to the students. We appreciate our Kansas students who entered 400 photos from 22 counties!

Photographs were judged by grade and based on how they illustrated this year’s theme, Learning in Kansas in 2020. The judges had very difficult choices.

Join us in celebrating Kansas' 160th birthday on Kansas Day, January 29, 2021, through many different types of activities for the classroom and at home.

We want to thank the sponsors and the supporters for making this contest possible.

First Grade
First Place: Lily Steadman, Stone Creek Elementary, Derby
Photo: Cheering On Runners: Socially Distanced Support

Cheering On Runners: Socially Distanced Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Grade
Second Place: Cecilia Ferguson, Mount Hope
Photo: Beautiful Sunflowers

Beautiful Sunflowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Grade
First Place: Tessa Pair, Andover eCademy, Wichita
Photo: Party Unicorn

Party Unicorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Grade
First Place: Estie Grimm, Morrill
Photo: Through the Eyes of the Artist

Through the Eyes of the Artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Grade
Second Place: Holly Horsch, Haven
Photo: Schoolin' with My Sisters

Schoolin with My Sisters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Grade
First Place: Cait Taylor, Riley County School, Manhattan
Photo: Learning 2020: History With Grandpa

Learning 2020: History With Grandpa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Grade
Second Place: Isaac Cook, Spring Hill
Photo: Working Hard

Working Hard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth Grade
First Place: Will Pair, Andover eCademy, Wichita
Photo: Workspace

Workspace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth Grade
Second Place: Kaden SinghDhillon, St. Marys Grade School, St. Marys
Photo: Restrictions

Restrictions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixth Grade
First Place: Colby Taylor, Riley County Grade School, Manhattan
Photo: Learning 2020: Wide Open Spaces

Learning 2020: Wide Open Spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixth Grade
Second Place: Hazell Horsch, Haven
Photo: Sister Sparks

Sister Sparks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seventh Grade
First Place: Hailey Guichet, St. Michael School, Overland Park
Photo: At Home

At Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seventh Grade
Second Place: Audrey Appuhn, Washburn Rural Middle School, Topeka
Photo: Frustrating

Frustrating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eighth Grade
First Place: Joseph Garsow, Richard Warren Middle School, Leavenworth
Photo: Teachers Health Matters Too

Teachers Health Matters Too

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eighth Grade
Second Place: Anaya Anaparthi, Washburn Rural Middle School, Topeka
Photo: Miniature

Miniature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninth Grade
First Place: Miranda Jimenez, Topeka West High School, Topeka
Photo: Somber Classroom

Somber Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninth Grade
Second Place: Marissa McKinney, Abilene High School, Abilene
Photo: One-Man Band

One-Man Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10th Grade
First Place: Selena Espinoza, Abilene High School, Abilene
Photo: Team Sport

Team Sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10th Grade
Second Place: Jacob Seiwert, St. Philomena Catholic School, Cheney
Photo: Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

 

 

 

 

 

 

11th Grade
First Place: Allison Muzzy, Lansing High School, Leavenworth
Photo: 3rd Hour – A/P Chemistry

3rd Hour ? A/P Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11th Grade
Second Place: Taya Hoerner, Abilene High School, Abilene
Photo: Still Giving That Cowboy Spirit a Boost!

Still Giving That Cowboy Spirit a Boost!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th Grade
First Place: Evan Whitaker, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park
Photo: A Different Type of Field Trip

A Different Type of Field Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th Grade
Second Place: DAsia Moir, Lansing High School, Lansing
Photo: Virtual School Comfort

Virtual School Comfort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posters

Download version 1 | JPG | PDF

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Students entries in 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters

Please thank these supporters for their generosity in making possible this year's contest prizes.

$1,000

  • AT&T Kansas
  • Marearl and Jim Denning

$500

  • Bukaty Companies
  • Susan Concannon, Kansas House District 107
  • Reach Out Kansas
  • Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered

$250

  • Federico Consulting, Inc.
  • Jim Gartner, Kansas House District 53
  • Richard Wilborn, Kansas Senate District 35
  • Kathy Wolfe-Moore, Kansas House District 36

$100

  • Bud Estes, Kansas House District 38
  • Hein Consulting, LLC

Contact: Marearl Denning, project coordinator
913-488-1076
marearldenning@gmail.com

Contests

  • 2020 - January 20, 2021
  • 2019 - January 29, 2020
  • 2018 - January 29, 2019
  • 2017 - January 26, 2018
  • 2016 - January 27, 2017
  • 2015 - January 29, 2016
  • 2014 - January 29, 2015