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MES student honored for state test performance

Marion Elementary School students took center stage at center court Friday, as they received recognition for academic excellence at halftime of the Marion High School basketball game at USD 408 Sports and Aquatics Center.

Marion-Florence USD 408 Board of Education President Chris Sprowls, board members Jeremiah Lange, Sarah Cope, and Duane Kirkpatrick, and Superintendent Lee Leiker presented medals for individual and class performance on the Kansas state assessment tests administered during the 2010-2011 academic year.

The assessments covered reading, math, and science. Some students and classes achieved top performance in one of the three subjects, while others earned honors for multiple subjects.

Exemplary Student Performance


Tristan Armstrong, Joeb Corona, Jacob Crabb, Kourtney Hansen, Hunter Helmer, Debra Kimbrel, Jarret McLinden, Cassie Meyer, Mercedes Nuss, Grace Overton, Elizabeth Schaefer, Jack Schneider.


Megan Bailey, Evan Calhoun, Ethan Darnell, Payton Harms, Jade Lammon, Joey Nickel, Lindsey Sigel, Zane Slater, Eli Smith, Carley Stapleford, Cameron White, Seth Wikoff.


Alissa Adame, Skylar Thornbro.

Reading and math:

Chloe Burkholder, Matthew Christensen, Aubrey Craig, Kennedy Fahey, Devin Hamm, Drew Helmer, Courtney Herzet, Caleb Hett, Samantha Kelsey, Cheyanne Lewis, Austin Neufeld, Jarred Rahe, Michaela Regnier, Nevin Shields, Logan Waner, Corbin Wheeler.

Math and science:

Ethan Hinton, Charlie Nordquist, Devin Soyez.

Reading and science:

Christian Becker, Destiny Boudreaux.

Reading, math and science:

Lilly Collett, Emmy Hess, Tori Shults, Hap Waddell, Larry Zieammermann.

This list does not include 2010-2011 sixth grade students.

Class Standard of Excellence

Third-grade math — Julie Trapp’s and Sheila Baldwin’s classes.

Fourth-grade math, reading, and science — Tina Hague’s and Rebecca Hofer’s classes.

Fifth-grade math and reading — Jona Neufeld’s and Sarah Waddell’s classes.

Sixth-grade math and reading — Laura Baldwin’s and Nicki Case’s classes.

Last modified Jan. 18, 2012