Tomorrow, April 23, nearly every Spring Sport will be at home. In order to celebrate these sports STUCO will be providing a Kona Ice truck. The shaved ice, provided by Kona Ice, will be free to any student attending. Just show a student id and get your free snow cone!
By Riley Phillips
Last week the Lady Lions Softball team took on the Leavenworth Pioneers, defeating them 15-1 and 12-2. The girls have been working hard to improve their record, with hopes of going to state. “Our season has been going very well so far. We have put a lot of work in as a team and working individually on our own positions, that way when were ready to play it’s just doing what we love at what we are good at. We are very comfortable with the people we play around, which makes playing the game so much easier. We have been having a lot of fun and been outing in a lot of work to help prolong our season,” said Senior Bradi Basler.
This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the girls will take on a multitude of 6A schools in a tournament in Shawnee. “If we play as one and use all of our talents together we will battle the other teams and win. If we keep communication and effort on the table and stay united the outcome will be great,” said Junior Lindsay Schuler. This tournament is preparing the team for a “state-like” experience and will show them where they stand.
The Lansing District Art Show will highlight various art mediums — from photography and to sculptures. The show will be held at Lansing High School on Saturday April 13 from 7-11 a.m. It will also feature a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction to help raise money for the district’s art and club programs. Also, the Art Fair will offer activities stations for children attending the event including: face painting, cookie decorating, photo ops, and finger painting art station.
Come out and help support Lansing’s youngest artists.
By Heide Barber and Riley Phillips
Photos by Julie Hinckley
Lansing students competed at The International Bridge Building competition this weekend, hosted at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Juniors Cam Burns, Isaiah Sterling, Alyssa Weigers, and Logan Hope qualified to the national level after placing first at Regionals. “Our bridge that we presented at Regionals, that got us to Nationals, held 70 pounds,” said Burns.
The Roobuilders Regional competition was held February 2 at UMKC and earned “Judges Choice” along with first place. They were invited to E-Week, the greater Kansas City Engineers Luncheon, where the students were recognized for their accomplishments and each earned a $150 scholarship. The students then had to get to work and make a whole new design with new specifications that met the needed requirements.
“We had to build a smaller scale bridge with different rules,” said Burns. Once at the competition the students discovered their bridge did not meet the required specifications by a fraction of an inch due to miscommunication. This unfortunately disqualified them from the competition. However they decided to still test their designs for the fun of it.
“My bridge ended up holding 165 pounds so it was a bittersweet moment, but I’m thankful for the opportunity and will be ready for Nationals next year,” said Burns.
The four juniors have been competing in the Roobuilders bridge building competition since middle school. They had been refining their design and improving it since sixth grade and finally qualified to Nationals this year.
“It was very rewarding to work with people who you’ve grown up with to create a beautiful product that models something that has potential to help people in the future,” said Wiegers. The team of students hope to continue on with the Bridge Building competition and return to Nationals to redeem themselves.