News for 5/12/21

TRHS Graduation

(A list of awards and scholarships can be found at the end of news items)

The 2021 Graduation ceremony was held Sunday, May 9th at the gymnasium in Kensington. Thunder Ridge honored 16 graduates, 9 boys and 7 girls. Valedictorian was Mark Ferguson, Salutatorian was Jonathan Ferguson. Recipients of the American Legion Award were Raini Hrabe and Edgar Banuelos-Galicia. Recipients of the KSHSAA Citizenship Award were Kylie Reimer and Mark Ferguson. Other Scholarship recipients included: Governor’s Scholarship- Mark Ferguson; Kansas Honor Scholar- Mark Ferguson and Jonathan Ferguson; Kansas Scholars Completers- Mya Hoersdig and Jonathan Ferguson; Sons of the American Legion Scholarship- Kyler Seemann and Edgar Bañuelos-Galicia; American Legion Post #166 Scholarship- Kyler Seemann; American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship- Caleb Dodds and Madelyn Davis; Vada Bonnett American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship- Maycee Westbrook and Mya Hoersdig; Agra American Legion and Auxiliary Scholarship- Kyler Seemann and Raini Hrabe; Carl and Martha Grauerholz Memorial Scholarship- Raini Hrabe; Arnold “Tarzan” Levin Memorial Scholarship- Maycee Westbrook; Thunder Ridge Educational Association Scholarship- Jacob Barnes; USD110 Vada Bonnett Scholarship- Raini Hrabe; Rathert Scholarship- Kylie Reimer. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Annual Alumni Banquet

Please help spread the word! Make sure your children, family members and relatives know Kensington will hold the Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 29th, 2021 at the American Legion. Honoring not only this years’ honor classes, but also last years’ that were missed due to COVID-19. Open House at the High School from 4-5:30pm; Social Hour at the Legion Hall from 5:30-6:30pm; Honor Class Pictures following the Banquet. Please make your reservations by May 15th. Payment can be sent to Kensington Alumni Association PO Box 72 Kensington, KS 66951. The price is $25/ticket, which includes meal, entertainment, and other Alumni costs.

To help cut some extra costs, invitations were not mailed out to all alumni this year and we are relying on social media to help spread the word. Please like and follow the “Kensington Alumni” facebook page. Contact Jennifer Dodds at 210-291-7661 or with any questions.

KHS Alumni Shirt

The Alumni Association has placed the t-shirt order. These shirts will be available for pickup at the banquet on May 29. If you cannot be at the banquet we can work out shipping/pick up arrangements. Prepayment is appreciated if you haven’t yet done so- cash, check, Venmo, or Paypal accepted. Contact Adam Synoground at 785-476-5198.