GEHS Blazers football, other activities recognized by USD 231

Lynn Helmnansen

Various sports and activities were recognized for their achievements at the January School Board meeting on Monday, January 9.

Athletic director Scott Peavey said he wanted to thank the board for giving the children the opportunity to celebrate.

Peavey said he wanted to congratulate fall athletes in soccer, golf and volleyball.

“I’m proud that they represented the school,” he said.

Peavey also said he wanted to give special credit to the unified bowling team’s debut.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how this program grows,” he said.

Peavey also presented an award to the cross-country running team.

“The women’s team is one of the most successful in history. And the boys qualified for the state three years in a row.”

Peavey said the football team is one of the most historic and successful, thanks to Senior and Coach Owens.

“Momentum carried them,” he said. “This is only the second time in the history of the state and the first time in a 6A classic football game. Nothing holds a community together like execution, and no one will ever forget it.”

Activities Director Mike Simpson said six students formed the Kansas State Musical Education Association Band (KMEA), four freshmen formed the Honors Sousa Band, and the band received one of the highest ratings at any marching festival they attended. achieved.

Two students and four two-person teams competed in debates at Topeka’s KSHA, Simpson said, with the dance team winning regional competitions and the cheerleading team regional champions at the National Cheer Competition in Orlando. Then, the theater department competed in the national competition. .

Vocal teacher Kelly Baker recognized Sam Scoggins as one of 250, one of the first Gardner students selected for All National Honor Choir honor .

Peavey, Simpson, and Baker said they appreciate the district’s support of various high school sports and activities.

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