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Jerrett Martin is headed to State for Kansas History Day.
Jerrett Martin competed in the District 1 Kansas History Day competition in February with a Senior Division Individual Documentary. His excellent work, Diabolical Contrivance: The Manhattan Project, earned First Place! The state Kansas History Day competition will take place at Washburn University on April 18th. Should Jerrett earn first or second at the state competition, his documentary will compete in the National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. in June.
- Photo Credit to Helen Puett, JW Senior, Journalism Dept.
Five students from Jeff West schools were selected to be in the KMEA All-State Elementary Choir this year.
They are: Harriet Dean (daughter of William & Haley Dean)
Sophia Hinkle (daughter of Lori Hinkle and Mark Hinkle)
Emma Ketchem (daughter of Mark & Christy Ketchem)
Leroy Staniec (son of Eric & Mindy Staniec)
Violette Whipp (daughter of George & Mikala Whipp)
They rehearsed all day and then sang in a concert as part of the Kansas Music Educators Association’s In-Service Workshop in Wichita on February 27. The choir consisted of 160 singers in grades 3, 4, and 5. They were selected from over 700 auditions state-wide.
Being selected for All-State is an incredible honor and opportunity. Students learn challenging 2- and 3-part choral pieces and work with world-class conductors and clinicians.
In their own words:
Harriet - “My favorite part was performing in the big concert hall. I also enjoyed spending the day in Wichita and working with Mrs. K and the other kids. Oh, and lunch was awesome!”
Sophia - “My favorite part was singing in the concert hall.”
Emma - “My favorite thing was seeing my family and making new friends.”
Leroy - “I loved learning new songs and singing in front of about 3,000 people.”
Violette - “My favorite part was the concert.”
-Submitted by Jenny Ramsey, K-5 Music Teacher at Jeff West