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News for 2/8/2023

KAY Conference at TR

The Thunder Ridge High School Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) club hosted the KAY Unit Conference on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Approximately 200 students attended the morning event from Thunder Ridge and the following area schools: Norton Senior High, Norton Junior High, Northern Valley, Logan, Stockton, Phillipsburg, Pike Valley, Sylvan-Lucas and Republic County. The theme was “Service with Purpose.” The morning opened with rolls, muffins and donuts, then students participated in two opening activities, Find Someone Who and Rock, Paper, Scissors, to get acquainted. KAY State Director, Annie Diederich, presided over the opening general session. Students then participated in a Find My Purpose Activity led by students from TRHS. For the Laugh, Love, Lift sessions, students listened to presentations by Trooper Tod Hileman, Kansas Highway Patrol Public Information Trooper about current trends and Robin Billings, about Matmakers. The next session was Service with Purpose where delegates were divided in two groups: one group learned how to tie plarn (plastic yarn) for Matmakers and the other group made valentines to take with them. It was a very busy and successful morning! TRHS KAY members cleaned up afterwards and enjoyed pizza for lunch.

Allison Rhea, Teaghan Hendryx, Peyton Chestnut and Khloe Reimer making plastic yarn.

Members helping and attending were: Seniors – Sydni Rust, Alexis Holling, Toree Slavik, Trinity Coomes, Dylan Bice, Bryce Kelley, Kaleb Wagenblast; Juniors – Kamryn Rietzke, Mason Baker, Samara Bapat, Starla Cochrun, Joshua Ferguson, Gianna Hoersdig, Jennifer Jones, Brooklyn Stauffer, LyNece Stokesbury; Sophomores: Jenna Barnes, Jennifer Cochrun, Destynee Coomes, Jenny Galicia, Teaghan Hendryx, Allison Rhea; Freshmen: Michael Ferguson, Khloe Reimer, Gracie Rice, Irene Tilton and Peyton Tweedy. The Thunder Ridge KAY sponsors are Kathi Boden and Robin Billings.

TR Schools Schedule of Events


Thur. 9- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ St. John’s Beloit 4:00pm

Fri. 10- HS BB @ Tescott 5:00pm; No JV girls, 2 Qtrs JV boys

Sat. 11- Mini Cheer Camp

Mon. 13- HS BB @ Home vs Hill City 4:30pm; 2 Qtrs JV girls & boys

Tues. 14- HS BB @ Lincoln

Fri. 17- HS BB @ Home vs Rock Hills, SR PARENT'S NIGHT w/ Mini Cheer Camp Performance

Sat. 18- MS Dance 7-9 p.m. @ MS Cafeteria, Sponsored by MS Cheers

Mon. 20- Early Dismissal @ 2:30 – Teacher In-Service

Tue. 21- HS BB @ Wilson; 2 Qtrs JV boys

Wed. 22- 3rd & 4th grades to Ag Safety Day @ Phillipsburg FairGrounds 9:00am

Thur. 23- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ Northern Valley (Long Island) 4:00pm; HS BB SUB-STATE Qtr finals

Sat. 25- Youth BB @ MS/HS

Legion Friday Night

This week at the Kensington American Legion our special will be chicken and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables and dessert. We will have chili soup and hearty lasagna soup. We will have our regular menu items as well and our kitchen is open from 6-8pm. You can call 785-476-3204 to have your order ready for pick up. Hope to see you Friday!

Fireman’s Pancake Feed

This Sunday, February 12, the Kensington Fire department will have a pancake feed in the hall for everyone to come and enjoy. Please come out and support our community fire department.

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