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Girl Scouts bring camp to home

girl scouts camp at home pictureCourtesy photoROBERT PIERCE • Leader & Times

 

Part of the fun of summer for youth involved in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts is that of summer camp.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these young people will not get to experience that fun this year, but Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland (GSKH) as launched a new program that takes the great outdoors inside for families looking to engage their girls this summer.

Camp at Home offers six weeks of unique Girl Scout programming for girls across Kansas, and GSKH spokesperson Kaitie Foley said the idea for the event came after physical summer camps were closed for this year because of the pandemic.

“We really want to give the girls a summer experience and something they could still do from home,” she said. “Our team worked really hard and came up with this idea to have camp at home. We still wanted to deliver our same great programming to these girls, just through a different avenue this year.”

Camp at Home begins Monday, and girls can celebrate sisterhood and fun. Camp sessions will be filled with songs, crafts, engaging activities, special and community guests, all provided with a flexible schedule.

“They’ll definitely still be getting to experience the great outdoors at home too,” Foley said. “All of our camps are focusing on a different one of our pillars, including outdoors. There’s one coming up for July called ‘The Wildlifer Challenge.’ That’s one of two camps that really especially focuses on the outdoors this year. They’ll be learning about everything from starting a fire safely to using a compass to leaving a space better than they found it to becoming a master camper all from their own home.”

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Hatcher earns 2nd team All WAC, All State HM

leehatchershotgreatbendhmLee Hatcher puts up a shot against Great Bend earlier this season. Hatcher was named to the Al WAC Second Team as was an honorable mention All State by Sports in Kansas. L&T photo/Earl WattAll-WAC Boys Basketball

First Team

Player School Class

Alex Schremmer Great Bend Sr

Dalyn Schwartz Hays Jr

Azavier Williams Garden City Sr

John Johnson Dodge City Sr

Dylan Ruder Hays Sr

 

Player of the Year: Alex Schremmer, Great Bend

Coach of the Year: Tim Brooks, Great Bend

Second Team

Player School Class

Lee Hatcher Liberal Sr

Peyton Duvall Great Bend Sr

Tae Rosales Garden City So

TJ Nunnery Hays Jr.

Alex Olivas Great Bend Sr

SPORTS IN KANSAS ALL STATE BOYS CLASS 6A

First Team (Top 10)

Sterling Chapman, Campus Jr. (6A SIK POY) click for capsule

Shawn Warrior, Campus Sr.

Jackie Johnson, Wichita Southeast Jr.

Joe Berry, Washburn Rural Jr.

Aidan Shaw, Blue Valley Soph.

Cougar Downing, Olathe West Jr.

Alston Mason, BV Northwest Jr.

Lonell Lane, JC Harmon Jr.

Jack Chapman, BV Northwest Jr.

Brandon Eckles, Olathe South Sr.

Walzel Evans, JC Harmon, Sr.

Jack Sheplak, BV North Sr.

Zeke Mayo, Lawrence Jr.

6A Coach of Year: 

Chris Davis, Campus (click here for capsule)

Second Team (Top 20)

King Sutton, Topeka, Sr.

Thomas King, Campus Jr.

Braeden Wilste, Mill Valley Sr.

Steele Chapman, Campus Sr.

Markell Hood, BV Northwest Sr.

Mayson Quartlebaum, Lawrence, Sr.

Nick Arensburg, SM East, Sr.

D.K. Middleton, Free State Sr.

Owen Braxmeyer, Manhattan Jr.

Mike Carson, JC Harmon, Sr.

Honorable Mention All-State 

Bryce Johnson – Lawrence, D’Vonshai Harden – Topeka, Micah Jacques – Wichita SE, Noah Krueger – Washburn Rural, Isaac Patterson – BV North, Andrew Orr – BV North, K.T. Ramey – Olathe North, Daylan Jones – Wichita East, Keither Florence – Campus, Nick Bonner – Derby, Tre Washington – Derby, Nick Bonner – Derby, Omar Stanley – BV West, John Johnson – Dodge City, Fontaine Williams – Wichita East, Jaylin Henderson – Wichita West, Lamon Payne – Heights, Alex Norris – Heights, Eastyn Ruffin – Wichita Northwest, Weston Kraus – Hutchinson, Jacob Karsak – Derby, Tai Johnson – Campus, Treyton Peterson – Hutchinson, Isaac Ray – Derby, Miles Blandi – Blue Valley, Jabari Brickshouse – BV West, Isaac Patterson – BV North, Ben Fritz – BV Northwest, Joey Robinson – BV Northwest, Luke Adams – BV North, Shawn Hendershot – BV North, Omarion Johnson – Olathe South, Kamari Armstromg – Olathe East, Dam’are Smith – SM Northwest, Zach Nelson – SM North, Blake Pothoff – SM South, Carter Licthsinn – Olathe West, Mozae Downing – Free State, Koi Jackson – Olathe North, D.J. Stubblefield – Olathe South, Jalen Smith – Topeka, Qua’vez Humphries – Junction City, Raeshon Riddick – Manhattan, Chandler Marks – Manhattan, Brady Patterson – Washburn Rural, Howard Johnson – Junction City, Chris Dixon – Junction City, Desmond Harrison – Wichita Heights, Azavier Williams – Garden City, Tae Rosales – Garden City, Lee Hatcher – Liberal, Weston Kraus – Hutchinson, Mozae Rivers- Free State, Nikko Taylor - BV North 

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Killing of blacks is part of American system

GUEST COLUMN, Derrick Johnson, CEO of the NAACP

 

Too many Black people in America are dying. 

We die driving our cars. We die playing outside. We die babysitting. We die eating ice cream. We die sleeping in our own beds. We die and die and die at the hands of the police who are sworn to serve and protect us.

Even then, we are not done dying. We die giving birth. We die trying to breathe. We die when doctors under-treat our heart attacks and dismiss our calls for help. 

We die because we are overrepresented where it hurts, such as poverty and prisons, and underrepresented where it helps, such as higher education, elected office, and the federal judiciary. We die from many causes, but one stands out from all others: racism. 

 We die because we are overrepresented where it hurts and underrepresented where it helps

The expendability of Black lives is not a flaw in the system; it is the system. We are meant to die or, at the very least, we are not meant to be protected, to be respected, to be valued, to be considered fully human. That is how racism works, and it has operated efficiently throughout American history.

It is no accident that we disproportionately work in the lowest paying jobs, and live in communities where the water is unsafe to drink and the air unfit to breathe, where polluters ply their trades, where schools are starved of resources, where green space or even a grocery store can be hard to find. 

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