Horton High School KAY Members Attend 2017 Regional KAY Conference
By Tatum Lockwood, KAY President
Nine members of the Horton High School KAY Club attended the Area 1 KAY Regional Conference on Monday, October 30th at the Turner School District. The following student delegates who participated in the Regional 1 Conference are: Tatum Lockwood, Kailea Smith, Grete Olsen, Elanie Vanderweide, Josie Santos, Sarah Hutfles, Tabitha Banks, Ally Bottom, Lorena Torres, and Horton KAY Sponsor, Margaret Krogmann.
The Regional Area One KAY conference took place at Kansas City Turner High School. Our club officers learned what other clubs are doing to help in their community and how we can apply that to our own community. We also learned more about central leadership skills. We learned it’s OK to stay safe but it’s better to “Set Sail and LEAD-YER-SHIP.” The conference offered opportunities in collaborating with other student leaders from neighboring clubs who shared successes and challenges as well as an exchange of ideas. This year’s conference inspired Horton High School delegates to return to our own club to challenge their local members in striving to reach higher goals.
We found out about fun upcoming activities that take place in the KAY community. As a club we have received the Red Award for the 2016-2017 school year, Horton High School KAY members are excited to set high goals in working towards the next higher awards of Blue or Gold Awards for the 2017-2018 school year.
Additionally, KAY club members are excited to participate in the July 2018 Summer Camp at the Rock Springs facility outside of Junction City, KS.
The Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) is a leadership building and character building program directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. This nationally acclaimed organization provides students opportunities to assume their citizenship responsibilities that enrich their personalities through well organized programs. The Horton High School KAY programs emphasize four areas of service: school, community, nation, and world.
October Teacher of the Month
by: Kailea Smith and Aspen Brayli Oaks
For October’s Teacher of the Month, our students chose a teacher who tries to bring his best everyday. This teacher has devoted so much time to making our school better. He will be the new high school boys basketball coach. The October teacher of the month is Mr. Torkelson. Mr. Torkelson is the government teacher at the high school. As much as he loves to teach, he loves spending time with his family more than anything, which include: his wife, Krissy Torkelson, and his three daughters Mia, Berkleigh, and Laila. One of his favorite things to do on the weekends are go to K-State games and tailgate with family and friends. Mr. Torkelson’s “live by” quote is, “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” Mr. Torkelson is a great role model for students and this is why Mr. Torkelson is more than deserving of the honor of October Teacher of the Month. Thank you for all you do for our school, Mr. Torkelson!
Student-Athlete of the Month (October) Each month, Horton High School, will select a student-athlete of the month. These students selected show effort and excellence in the classroom and the field of play, dedication to the team, leadership, integrity, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future Horton High School
Articles for The Daily Charger are written by various HHS students and USD 430 Staff Members.