Fifty Hispanic high school seniors in the Wichita area will be awarded $67,000 in scholarships. The Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation will present the awards at a recognition banquet in Wichita Wednesday night. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports:
The students will receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $5,000 to help them pursue their higher education goals. Irma Luna, administrative director for the Wichita-based foundation, says the awards are based on financial need, academic achievements and community involvement.
Educator and yearbook advisor Justin Bell is determined that Northeast Magnet’s new yearbook won’t sit on a shelf and collect dust in the coming years. The annual will actually have segments embedded that come to life.
Governor Brownback and legislative leaders have agreed to give five school districts roughly half a million dollars in additional funding.
The State Finance Council is comprised of the governor and leaders from each chamber. It voted Monday to give more money to districts that were hit hard by recent policy changes and had unforeseen expenses.
Eight districts requested about $1.1 million dollars from the $4 million extraordinary needs fund. The panel voted to partially fund five of those requests.