Roxane Leopold honored with Champlain College Distinguished Citizen Award

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–At Champlain College’s Convocation ceremony on the afternoon of September 10, President David F. Finney bestowed the College’s 2007 Distinguished Citizen Award on Roxane Leopold, the former executive director of the King Street Youth Center in Burlington.The award is given annually by the College to a person who displays exceptional personal and professional achievement, a strong record of community service, and dynamic leadership based on equal parts intelligence and wit, creativity and humility.Finney told Champlain freshmen, faculty and staff that what distinguishes Leopold is the spirit she brought to King Street during her 22 years of leadership. “Roxane’s genuine love for her fellow human beings and her devotion to children became the core of the King Street Youth Center, and gave that space life and a sense of being,” he said.The King Street Youth Center provides early education programs, after-school programs, mentoring and teen programs to youngsters from a variety of backgrounds including new immigrants. Leopold’s accomplishments included a capital campaign in 1992 that raised more than $1.6 million in just eight months, and enabled the Center to move to, refurbish and expand its current location. Leopold’s colleagues say that she fervently believes in the strengths and abilities that each child and family possesses. Through her philosophy of caring, Leopold inspired children, families and her staff to maintain their dogged determination to continue their work.Champlain College Trustee Holly Miller said, “Roxane helped people understand that an investment in children is an investment in the future of our community. She was able to bring these children into the eyes of the community, as well as bring the community into their eyes.””Her profound depth of knowledge and caring for children made her both a risk taker and a pioneer,” Miller said. “Long before ‘mentoring’ became part of the lexicon, Roxane had already mentored us.”In remarks delivered at the Convocation ceremony, Leopold reminded the students that they were among a privileged group to be earning a higher education and that “to whom much is given, much is expected.” She urged students to follow their bliss and stay focused while discovering their own ‘equipoise’ — a state of balance and equilibrium in their lives.After more than 20 years of service, Leopold stepped down two months ago as executive director of the King Street Youth Center. She is a resident of Burlington.# # #last_img read more

Procter & Gamble looks to trademark popular acronyms

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — A new report from CNBC says Cincinnati-based Procter and Gamble wants to trademark popular three-letter acronyms like LOL, WTF and NBD. P & G has applied to use the millennial-friendly terms for liquid soap, dishwashing detergent, hard surface cleaners and air fresheners.A link to the full story is here.last_img

Region 2 copped 40 medals at National Schools Track and Field Championship

first_imgTHE Department of Education (DoE) and the Region 2 Administration have expressed delight at the performances of the Region’s athletes who participated in the recently concluded National Schools Cycling, Swimming and Track & Field Championship held at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora. Region 2 copped 40 medals including 13 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze, primarily in the track and field events. The Region also set new National records in the field events of discus, shot put, long jump, javelin and in the 400-metre track events.Among the new record-holders who all achieved gold were Annastacia Clarke in discus and shot put, Seon Lam – shot put, Kevin Boyce – long-jump, Quincy Sampson – javelin, Eurica Blucher – shot put; and Nicholloyd Cameron in the 400 metres.Cameron, who attends the Charity Secondary School, also received gold in the 200 and 800 metres races. He also achieved gold in the team’s 1500 medley race, placing him as the Region’s most prolific gold medallist.Josh Smith also copped 2 silver medals in the field of swimming as well as Alicia Venture 2 in high jump and Roy English 2 in discus and shot put respectively.In a brief statement, Regional Education Officer Ms Nichola Matthews on behalf of the Department of Education expressed heartfelt thanks to the Regional Executive Officer Denis Jaikaran (Sr) for his unwavering support which contributed immensely to the individual and collective success of the team.Region 2 over the years has produced a number of outstanding athletes in the likes of Prince Holder, Julian Holder, Colin Roach, Reonna Cornette, Linden Johnson and Professor Kimani Nehusi among others. Meanwhile the DoE will hold a presentation ceremony shortly to honour the athletes.last_img read more

Molke preps for homecoming at Larry Ellis Invitational

first_imgThis weekend will be homecoming for Robert Molke and his family.The senior distance runner will have both of his parents in attendance when he returns to his home state to compete in the 5K at the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, N.J. Molke’s sister Jen, a sophomore at Charlotte, will join her older brother at the meet racing in the 5K, as well.“We have a nice little family reunion going on,” Molke said. “It will be cool.”While the two siblings won’t compete head to head, Robert wants to put on a show in New Jersey for his final race before the Big East Outdoor Championships.Molke was a member of the nationally recognized Don Bosco Preparatory High School outdoor track and field teams in 2007 and 2008. During the course of his four years at the school, Molke went from running on the seventh-ranked team in the state his freshman year to the nation’s No. 6 team during his junior season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Nike Team Nationals competitor credits the guidance from the older guys on the team as the reason for the program’s transformation, along with Don Bosco Prep coach Kevin Kilduff’s leadership.“Over my four years there, it sort of blew up in terms of how good the team got,” Molke said. “As you got older, you learned how to become a leader and help out the younger guys. It helped out the program a lot.”Molke’s transition to college caught him off guard. He underperformed in his first fall season at Syracuse. Coming from a Catholic school where everything is strict, he struggled to adapt to the college environment, where leisure is prevalent and self-discipline a necessity.“College is a completely different level and atmosphere where you really have to take it upon your own to learn and grow,” SU distance runner Griff Graves said. “Don Bosco is a great school, but no high school can prepare you for what it’s going to be like in college.”Molke has come far to find his niche on the team. In his last two seasons, he has become a consistent leader and competitor for SU, winning a silver medal at the Big East Championship last year.Molke, a typical 10,000-meter runner, has taken it on his own to gain confidence in himself as a runner in the past four years. He uses the 5K to help him build his training base and improve his times in the 10K.The shorter race helps him judge his 10K due to the similarities in strength and speed training.In a mental sport, head coach Chris Fox is looking for Molke’s training base and experience to keep him focused heading into the weekend.“Our sport is sort of up and down, and he’s on an upswing,” Fox said. “He ran OK (in the 10K) at the Stanford Invitational, but we hope he runs a personal record in New Jersey. He looks great right now.”In his final tune-up of the season, Molke will be dropping down to the 5K this weekend to continue preparing for the Big East Championships on May 3 at Rutgers.With the championships two weeks away, Molke’s face lit up thinking about a gold medal finish in the state in which his career began.“With all my family and friends there, taking the title would be a really great accomplishment,” Molke said. “A No. 1 finish this season would be awesome.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 18, 2013 at 12:31 am Contact Bryan: [email protected]last_img read more

Wellington Rotary Club presents awards to top 20 seniors and eighth graders

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Rotary Club held its annual Top 20 student awards banquet and presentation of two of its three scholarships at the First Christian Church on Tuesday.Rotary Club Scholarship winners.Holly Wright and Ben DeJarnett won two of the three scholarships presented by the local service club. These scholarships are valued at over $1,200. There will be a third scholarship given during one of the two awards ceremonies at either Class Night or Graduation. Rotarian Fred Hinman was the emcee for the dinner. The top 20 seniors were recognized at the awards banquet. Those in attendance receiving the award were: front row, from left – Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith, Houston Sober, Holly Wright, Avery Lewellen, Abbie McComb, Shelby Hamel, and Payton Baker. Back row, from left – Ashleigh Greenhalgh, Madison Foster, Chayse Easterly, Ben DeJarnett, Gracie Defore, Connor Church, and Connor Burden.Top 20 seniors, who were present.The top 20 eighth graders were recognized. Those in attendance receiving the award were:Front row, from left – Kyla Hawks, Chaney Leonard, Abby Lowe, RJ Lara, Jenna Rausch, Hudson Ramirez, Hayden Baker, Jaden AdamsBack row, from left- Adrianna Young, Trenton Hodson, Catherine Green, Max Scott, Gracie Fink, Jared Oathout, Keelie Cunningham, Jack Walton, Marisa Black, Logan Jones, Ian GroomTop 20 eighth grade award recipients.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Four Sumner County teams in preseason Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll

first_img6A Girls1 – Wichita South2 – Maize3 – Olathe South4 – Shawnee Mission NW5 – Manhattan6 – Blue Valley North7 – Washburn Rural8 – Garden City9 – Olathe East10 – Free State 5A Girls1.  Leavenworth2. Aquinas3. Kapaun4. Andover5. St. James6. Seaman7. Carroll8. Newton9. Andover Central10. Salina Central4A D1-GirlsBishop MiegePaolaTopeka HaydenOttawaWamegoKC PiperLouisburgBonnor SpringsLabette CoMcPherson 4A D2-GirlsHugotonColumbusClay CenterPrattHolcombGirardHoltonConcordiaBaldwinRoyal Valley3A Girls1.  Hesston2.  Lyons3.  Cimarron4.  Nemaha Central5.  Riley County6.  Sterling7.  Douglas8.  Garden Plain9.  Council Grove10. Caney Valley Follow us on Twitter. 2A Girls1.  Central Plains2.  Washington County3.  Olpe4.  Moundridge5.  Meade6.  Ellis7.   Ell Saline8.  Wabaunsee9.  Smith Center10.   Jeff Co North1A-Div 1-Girls1.Hoxie2. Valley Heights3. Thunder Ridge4. Waverly5. Centralia6. St. Paul7. South Haven8. Hanover9. Immaculata10. Goessel 1A-Div 2- Girls1.    Golden Plains2.    Bucklin3.    Argonia4.    Attica5.    South Barber6.    Ingalls7.    Triplains8.    Moscow9.    Wallace County10.    CunninghamBoys rankings: 6A Boys1) Lawrence2) Wichita East3) Blue Valley North4) Olathe East5) SM East6) Derby7) Olathe North8) Wichita Southeast9) BV Northwest10) SM West 5A Boys Wichita Hts.Topeka Highland ParkSt. Thomas AquinasKC WashingtonBishop CarrollMaize SouthShawnee HeightsBlue Valley SouthwestKapaun Mt. CarmelSalina Central4A-Div 1-Boys1. Eudora2. Miege3. Hays4. McPherson5. Hayden6. Paola7. Andale8. Independence9. Ottawa10. Abilene4A-Div 2-Boys1 Holcomb2 Concordia3 Girard4 Holton5 Rock Creek6 Pratt7 Hugoton8 TMP9. Osawatomie10. Wichita Trinity3A Boys1. Hesston2. Wichita Collegiate3. Beloit4. Scott City5. Rock Creek6. Nemaha Central7. Riverton8. Cheney9. Eureka10. Council Grove2A Boys1. St. John2. Central Plains3. Speaville4. Olpe5. Pitt-St. Mary’s Colgan6. West Elk7. Bishop Seabury8. Washington County9. Oxford10. South Gray1A-Div 1-BoysHanoverHoxieOtis-BisonCentraliaValley HeightsStocktonChetopaVictoriaOsborneQuinter 1A-Div 2-BoysBeloit-St.John’s-TiptonWallace CountyAtticaSouth BarberCentral ChristianPike ValleyCaldwellNorthern ValleyAshlandAxtellcenter_img Sumner Newscow report — The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association preseason rankings were released today.  South Haven girls are ranked No. 7 in Class 1A – Division 1 and the Argonia girls are ranked No. 3 in Class 1A – Div. II. Oxford boys are ranked No. 9 in Class 2A.  Caldwell is ranked No.  in Class 1A- Division II boys. The rankings are as follows:Girls rankings Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington teams finish off home regular season games; boys get swept, girls sweep

first_imgBrooke McCorkle pitches Wellington to victory in game two.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A four-game winning streak came to an abrupt end for the Wellington baseball team as No. 6 ranked Buhler swept the Dukes 14-2 and 5-1 during senior night at Sellers Park.Meanwhile down the road at Worden Park, the Lady Crusaders had little trouble sweeping Buhler for the second consecutive time, 15-3 and 12-2. These were makeup games from a rainout two weeks ago.Wellington baseball is 6-10 with four games left to play this week. The girls softball team is 14-4 and will finish the regular season at Clearwater Thursday.On the boys side, Wellington came into the Buhler contest on a hot streak having swept both Circle and Winfield. But Buhler proved to be a tougher matchup, especially in game one where the opponent went on a 7-run rampage to start the second inning and added six more runs in the third.Buhler would smack out eight hits, getting 14 runs on 22 at bats in game one. Cameron Bartelson got his first start on the mound with four other Wellington pitchers following. All total 14 northern Crusaders walked and two struck out.With two more doubleheaders this week at Clearwater and then at Kansas City Turner, Wellington head coach Jeff Frazee wanted to save enough pitching for the rest of the week.In the second game, he would go back to his pitching ace Cade Phelps, who allowed four hits and five walks, while striking out three in 6.2 innings pitched.Still it wasn’t enough to overcome Buhler which took a 2-0 lead at the top of the first. Wellington would narrow the margin by one in the third when Cade Phelps brought his brother, Connor home in the top of the third to make it 2-1.But Buhler opened up three more runs in the top of the fifth to lead 5-1.Wellington opened the bottom of the sixth with a hard grounder by Co. Phelps. But he was picked off at first, and the Crusaders could not manufacture any runs thereafter.—————The Wellington softball team won big run ruling Buhler both games in five innings at Worden Park. The Crusaders opened with an 8-0 lead and added a run to make it 9-0. Wellington would score six more runs in the third and fourth for the win.Madi Lewellen was the winning pitcher in the pitching circle, allowing three hits, one walk and striking out three.The Lady Dukes was led by Ryleigh Buck who was 3-of-4 at the plate with a triple and three runs. Brooke McCorkle would also go 3-of-4 and had a 3RBI double. Wellington had 16 hits for the game. Both teams had a couple of errors.In the second game, McCorkle would allow Buhler just four hits and a walk, while striking out one.On the other end, Wellington continued its hitting domination with 15 hits at the dish, combining for 31 hits for the day.R. Buck was 4 of 4 from the plate with two doubles. Madi Adams was 3 of 3 including a 3RBI double.The only negative for Wellington in game two was committing three errors. But Buhler had four.The Crusaders will end their season Thursday against Clearwater in hopes of obtaining their best regular season record in history.Game 1: Wellington 15 Buhler 3BHS    0 0 2 0 1    3 3 2WHS   8 1 2 4 X   15 16 2Winning pitcher: Lewellen 5I 3H 3R 2ER 3K 1BB 1HBPLosing pitcher: SchrockRusk 1/4 1R 1RBIB DeJarnett 1/3 1R 3RBI 1BBR Buck 3/4 3R 1DBL 1TRIPLEMcCorkle 3/4 1R 3RBI 1DBLE Goodrum 1/2 2R 1RBI 1BB 1DBL 1SFJ Buck 1/3 1R 2RBI 1SBA Goodrum 2/2 2R 2RBI 1DBL 1HBPLewellen 3/3 1RBI 1DBLZimmerman 2RAdams 1/3 2R 1RBI 1ROEGame 2: Wellington 12 Buhler 2BHS    0 1 0 0 1    2 4 4WHS   2 1 3 3 3   12 15 3WP – McCorkle 5I 4H 2R 1ER 1K 1BBLP SullivanRusk 2/4 2R 1RBI 1DBL 1SBB DeJarnett 1/4 2R 1RBI 1ROE 1SBR Buck 4/4 4R 2RBI 2DBL 1SBMcCorkle 2/3 2RBI 1BB 1DBLE Goodrum 2/2 1R 2RBI 1SFA Goodrum 0/3 1R 1ROEZimmerman 1/3 1R 1DBL 1ROEOathout 0/3 1R 1ROEAdams 3/3 1R 3RBI 1DBLFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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