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News for 12/27/2023

Jacob pictured with family: Derbin and Sue Barnes of Phillipsburg, Chris, Erica, Levi and Lucas Barnes of Kensington. 

Barnes Named Scholar Athlete

Jacob Barnes, Junior at Bethany College, hometown Kensington, KS, was recognized for his academic excellence. He made the list with 174 other student athletes.

Article from KCAC website:

WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) and Barnes & Noble College are pleased to announce that 175 football student-athletes have been named 2023 KCAC Scholar-Athletes. Barnes & Noble College is the official sponsor of KCAC Scholar-Athlete and Scholar Team awards, and is the official campus bookstore and course material provider of the KCAC.

Evangel University and Southwestern College lead the conference with 24 honorees each. Ottawa University is not far behind, with 23 scholar-athletes. Bethel College has 18, Friends University has 17, Sterling College has 16, and McPherson College has 14. Rounding out the list are the University of Saint Mary (12 honorees), Bethany College (8), Kansas Wesleyan University (7), Tabor College (7), and Avila University (5).

The All-KCAC Scholar-Athlete Academic Award recognizes excellence in the classroom by KCAC member student-athletes who:

  • are sophomores or above in academic standing at the beginning of the semester in which they compete.

  • carry a minimum 3.250 cumulative GPA at the beginning of the semester in which they compete.

  • student-athletes must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at the KCAC institution to be eligible.

Kensington Lions packed and delivered over 40 goodie bags for local residents. This has been a service project for many years. 

TR Schools Schedule of Events

Dec. 20 – Jan. 2: No School – Christmas Break


Wed. 3- School Resumes

Thur. 4- 3pm MS BB @ Southern Cloud (Glasco), lv @ 12:35

Fri. 5- OPEN

Sat. 6- Winter Formal

Tues. 9- 4pm HS BB @ Downs

Wed. 10- 7th /8th Nex-Gen Virtual Career Fair 8:00am-noon @ MS; MS Honors Program in auditorium 3:15pm

Kensington Library 

Due to the holiday break, we have modified hours: open 9am-2pm weekdays and Saturdays. We will be closed Monday, January 1st. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!! Regular hours resume Wednesday, January 3.

Our January board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 6:30p.m. (changed from January 1).  

Weekly Inspiration 

A worthy New Year's resolution, perhaps, is to take no hatred into the New Year without requiring it to restate its purpose. -Robert Brault 

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