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On Saturday, April 9, the Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School Music Students traveled to Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas to participate in the Regional Music Festival. Those ensembles and students who qualified for the State Music Festival with one ratings are as follows: Men's Vocal Ensemble; Girl's Vocal Ensemble; Mixed Vocal Ensemble; MeKelle Hurlbut, Vocal Solo; Kaylee Johnson, Vocal Solo; Keeli Knobbe, Vocal Solo; Addie Wallace, Vocal Solo; Sydney Heller, Vocal Solo; Anna Feldkamp, Vocal Solo; Harlan Pancost, Vocal Solo; and Addie Wallace, Baritone Saxophone Solo. The State Music Festival will be held at Hesston College on April 30, 2022.
NPL SPEECH & DRAMA CHAMPIONS
GRADE SCHOOL 3RD QUARTER HONOR ROLL
3.5 to 3.99 GPA
3rd: Micah Agler, Benton Barta, Adriaan Geustyn, Jacob Gosvener, Ava Graf, Chloey McCollum, Caleb Pritchett, Cassody Siebert, and Emerald Ugboc.
Speech and Drama
The Sylvan Speech and Drama team captured 1st place at the Lincoln Speech Meet on Monday, March 21st. The team tallied 120 for the win, followed by Natoma, who scored 76 points, and Trego, with 61 points. Five more individuals on the team also qualified for the State Speech and Drama Championships by placing 1st or 2nd in their event. First place honors were as follows: Addie Wallace and Keeli Knobbe in Duet; Kaylee Johnson in Impromptu Speaking; Sydney Heller in Original Oration and Serious Solo; and Anna Feldkamp in Prose. Other medalists were Kaylee Johnson 2nd in Original Oration and 4th in Poetry; Anna Feldkamp and Hannah Pahls, 2nd in Duet; Keeli Knobbe, 2nd in Humorous Solo; Ray Decker 5th in Original Oration; Jacob Schultz 4th in Humorous Solo, 5th in Impromptu Speaking, and 6th Serious Solo; Addie Wallace 4th in Serious Solo; Ray Decker and Valden Dohl 6th in Duet and 4th in IDA; Hannah Pahls, 5th in Prose. Other team members performing were Goldie Dohe in poetry and prose; Valden Dohl in poetry.
February 11th Ceremony
Lucas-Sylvan Unified Elementary
4.0 GPA HONOR ROLL
3.5 – 3.99 GPA HONOR ROLL
3rd: Adriaan Geustyn, Jacob Gosvener, Ava Graf, and Caleb Pritchett
State KMEA and Four Year Participation Award
The Sylvan-Lucas Unified Music Department is proud to recognize some very fine musicians on their very exemplary accomplishments. William Dohe, a senior at Sylvan-Lucas and the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dohe, received his 4-year participation award at the Northwest District KMEA Honor Choir Concert on Saturday, December 11, at Beach Schmidt Auditorium, on the Fort Hays State University campus. William has been a member of the high school choir all four years of high school and was selected, by audition, to four consecutive years in the District Honor Choir. William also will represent Sylvan-Lucas at the "Real Men Sing" men's choir clinic at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas in May.
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Northwest District KMEA
The second Northwest District Mini-Convention will be held on the campus of Fort Hays State University on Saturday, December 11, 2021. There will be two featured concerts at the convention. The first concert is performed by the Elementary Honor Choir at 12:30 in Beach/Schmidt Auditorium. The second concert will feature the High School Honor Band and Honor Choir. This concert will also be held in Beach/Schmidt Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. The cost for both concerts is $5.00 and people who want to attend both need to get stamped at the first concert in order to not repay at the second concert. This year the High School Honor Band and Honor Choir will perform, together, the "Over the Rainbow," which was written specifically for the Northwest District KMEA.
"All Shook Up"
Honor Roll for 1st Semester
2021-2022 is Announced
Lucas Sylvan Unified Elementary School
1st Quarter Honor Roll
4.0 GPA HONOR ROLL
3.5 – 3.99 GPA HONOR ROLL
JH KMEA HONOR CHOIR & BAND
USD 299 Performing Arts Recognized by KSHSAA
Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School has been chosen as one of 36 high schools in Kansas to receive recognition as a 2021 Performing Arts School of Excellence by the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA).
A selection committee was formed from the following associations: Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA), Kansas Speech Communication Association (KSCA) and the Kansas Thespians. Leaders from these three associations along with the KSHSAA staff collaborated to discuss numerous high schools that scored exceptionally high in debate, speech, music and theater during the 2020-21 school year. The committee and the KSHSAA chose one winner, five finalists and 30 commended schools from across our great state. All 36 schools will be recognized with a certificate from the KSHSAA in September.
Winner: Pittsburg High School
Finalists: Lawrence-Free State High School, McPherson High School, Olathe East High School, Paola High School, Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege High School
Commended: De Soto High School, Ellinwood High School, Fort Scott High School, Garden City High School, Greensburg-Kiowa County High School, Kansas City-Sumner Academy, Lansing High School, Lawrence High School, Louisburg High School, Maize High School, Moundridge High School, Norton Community High School, Olathe South High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park-Blue Valley Southwest High School, Phillipsburg High School, RosaliaFlinthills High School, Salina-Sacred Heart High School, Salina-South High School, Silver Lake High School, St. George-Rock Creek High School, Sterling High School, Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School, Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights High School, Tonganoxie High School, Topeka-Hayden High School, Topeka-Washburn Rural High School, WichitaCollegiate High School “The KSHSAA made a commitment to our schools in 2018 to annually recognize outstanding performing arts schools in the State of Kansas. This award is a wonderful testimony to our schools’ professionalism and efforts with our amazing students. These schools really stepped up and made the most of our virtual championships and festivals,” said Craig Manteuffel, KSHSAA. “It is very difficult to thrive in all categories of the performing arts and we are so proud to honor these 36 schools in 2021-22.”