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FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha

FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha

XFSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha

FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha

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Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College Meat Judging Team won several awards, including overall Reserve Champion at the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Omaha, Nebraska on October 5.

Jenilee Martin, FSCC’s Meat Judging Coach said of the results, “I am very proud of this team and how far we have come. I am excited to see what these kids can do in the next two contests!”

In addition to being named the Reserve Champion Team in the A-Division the FSCC Meat Judging team won the Beef Grading, Total Beef and Placing Divisions.

In the individual standings, Lane Johnson tied for 1st, but received 2nd place High Individual; 1st in Beef Grading; 4th in Pork Judging; 1st in Beef Judging; 1st in Total Beef and 3rd in the Questions Division. Johnson is from Eureka, Kansas.

Nikki Harris was named 5th High Individual and won 3rd in Lamb Judging; 3rd in Beef Judging; and 4th in the Total Placings divisions. Harris is from Hepler, Kansas.

Natalie Hill was named 6th High Individual and won 2nd in Lamb Judging; 5th in Pork Judging; and 5th in the Questions Division. Hill is from Paola, Kansas.

James Spieth was 10th High Individual and won 1st in Placings. Spieth is from Farlington, Kansas.

Ben Walker was the 5th High Alternate. Walker is from Nevada, Missouri.

The Meat Judging Team will next be travelling to Beef Empire Days in Garden City, KS on October 18 and 19.

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Fifteen high schools to visit FSCC for Math Contest

Fifteen high schools to visit FSCC for Math Contest

XFifteen high schools to visit FSCC for Math Contest

Fifteen high schools to visit FSCC for Math Contest

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Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College will be hosting a math contest for high school students on October 16th. Currently, fifteen high schools, including Appleton City, Drexel R-IV, Ballard R-II (Butler), Christian Learning Center, Osawatomie, Uniontown, Covenant Academy, Christian Heights, Pleasanton, Louisburg, Jayhawk-Linn, Fort Scott, Yates Center, Basehor-Linwood, and Prairie View, will bring close to 400 students to the Fort Scott campus.

Kathy Malone, math faculty at FSCC, said of the entries, “This is the most entries we have had since we started in 2009. Testing will take place in the round rooms in Bailey Hall where as many as 53 students will be competing against each other at each grade level for each test.”

Students will compete in up to four out of ten contests available. Contests include Equations and Inequalities; Mental Math (9th Grade) or Euclidean Geometry (10th, 11th, or 12th Grade); Algebra; Analytical Geometry; Simplifications; Computational Math (9th, 10th, or 11th Grade) or Trigonometry (12th Grade); Set Theory; Word Problems; Number Theory; and a ‘Potpourri’ test.

Students will have the chance to win individual medals for first, second and third place in each event for each grade level. Math tags will be given to every participant. Brandon Malone Plumbing has donated first, second and third place plaques for the top three schools.

Malone added, “I am looking forward to a great math contest. It is always fun to watch how excited students get when they finish in the top five of a test and especially if they win a medal for placing in the top three. The public is cordially invited to our Awards Ceremony in the auditorium of the Ellis Fine Arts Center beginning at 1:00 pm on October 16th.”

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FSCC’s John Deere Technology Program receives College of Tomorrow Award

FSCC’s John Deere Technology Program receives College of Tomorrow Award

XFSCC’s John Deere Technology Program receives College of Tomorrow Award

FSCC’s John Deere Technology Program receives College of Tomorrow Award

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Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College is pleased to announce that its John Deere Technology program has won a Bronze College of Tomorrow award. The College of Tomorrow award is presented to several of the 16 colleges in the United States that offer the John Deere Tech Program.

The John Deere Tech Program at Fort Scott Community College addresses the full range of technological advances in agricultural mechanization, focusing on the entire John Deere product line. Students learn about diesel engine systems, powertrains, hydraulics, machine setup and adjustment, as well as high-tech precision farming systems, electronics, schematics, diagnostic computers, and the computer-assisted resource materials used throughout the John Deere service network.

Chauncey Pennington, an instructor with the FSCC program said, “Technology is always changing. That’s probably the hardest thing to teach... technicians can’t just go to school for two years and think they’re done. We learn on the latest, greatest equipment. But more important, we teach technicians how to keep learning throughout their careers.”


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26th Annual Gordon Parks Photography Contest Winners Announced

26th Annual Gordon Parks Photography Contest Winners Announced

X26th Annual Gordon Parks Photography Contest Winners Announced

26th Annual Gordon Parks Photography Contest Winners Announced

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Fort Scott–The Gordon Parks Center announces the winners of the twenty-sixth annual Gordon Parks International Photography Contest. 1st place and a cash prize of $300 went to photographer GMB Akash, Bangladesh, for his photo, “Water Crisis in Dhaka.” This photo, taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh, shows a young girl drinking water from a pipe that runs among the stilts of slum housing in the Mirpur slum.

2nd Place and a cash prize of $200 went to photographer Billy Weeks of Ringgold, GA, for his photo, “Marie.” Third Place and a cash prize of $100 went to Willie Allen, Jr., Maitland, FL, for “Unincorporated-Bithlo.” Three Honorable mentions, with a cash prize of $50 each, went to Brian Cassey, Queensland, Australia, for “Soulless in Seoul”; Dan Wagner, Huntington, NY, for “Have Not”; and Lloyd Greene, Beavercreek, Ohio, for “Laundry Work.”

These six photos, along with the other ten finalists’ photos are on display in the meeting rooms located in the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the Fort Scott Community College campus. The 16-photo exhibit is on display from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily through the end of October. The exhibit will then travel to other galleries for display throughout the year.

All sixteen of the photos can be seen on the Gordon Parks website: www.gordonparkscenter.org.

The Annual Gordon Parks Photography Competition is in tribute to Fort Scott, KS, native Gordon Parks and is open to both amateur and professional photographers. Photographers may submit up to four photographs that are judged as individual entries. The theme of the contest this year was “The Face of Poverty.” Held annually since 1989, the contest has attracted photographers both locally and from all around the world. The entries received this year were judged by the Director of Photography at LIFE magazine, Barbara Baker Burrows.

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Bethany College selects nine FSCC students for honor band.

Bethany College selects nine FSCC students for honor band.

XBethany College selects nine FSCC students for honor band.

Bethany College selects nine FSCC students for honor band.

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Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College will send nine from its band to the Junior Honor Band at Bethany College on October 30. FSCC had nine students audition and nine students were selected.

The following FSCC students were selected:

Emilee Turner (Flute)

Bailey Seetin (Clarinet)

Josh Schellack (Alto Sax)

Hana Woods (Alto Sax)

Ryan Goldberg (Tenor Sax)

Liz Horsley (French Horn)

Amanda Longpine (Trombone)

Zach Wheeler (Tuba)

Jackie Hottel (Tuba)

Band Director, Michael Dzbenski said, “I am very pleased to see our students recognized by Bethany. Selection to the honor band requires a mixture of God-given talent and hard work. We are very excited for our students to participate!”

Dzbenski added, “Honor bands are a great opportunity for college musicians. Not only do they get a chance to network with musicians and music educators, but it will help with scholarship opportunities if these students wish to transfer to a four-year institution.”

These students will be practicing with the top students from all the Kansas Community Colleges on October 30, 2014 in Lindsborg, KS. The concert will take place that night at 5:00 p.m.

FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha

FSCC Meat Judging Team was Reserve Champion at American Royal Contest in Omaha

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Fort Scott, Kansas – The Fort Scott Community College Meat Judging Team won several awards, including overall Reserve Champion at the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Omaha, Nebraska on October 5.

Jenilee Martin, FSCC’s Meat Judging Coach said of the results, “I am very proud of this team and how far we have come. I am excited to see what these kids can do in the next two contests!”

In addition to being named the Reserve Champion Team in the A-Division the FSCC Meat Judging team won the Beef Grading, Total Beef and Placing Divisions.

In the individual standings, Lane Johnson tied for 1st, but received 2nd place High Individual; 1st in Beef Grading; 4th in Pork Judging; 1st in Beef Judging; 1st in Total Beef and 3rd in the Questions Division. Johnson is from Eureka, Kansas.

Nikki Harris was named 5th High Individual and won 3rd in Lamb Judging; 3rd in Beef Judging; and 4th in the Total Placings divisions. Harris is from Hepler, Kansas.

Natalie Hill was named 6th High Individual and won 2nd in Lamb Judging; 5th in Pork Judging; and 5th in the Questions Division. Hill is from Paola, Kansas.

James Spieth was 10th High Individual and won 1st in Placings. Spieth is from Farlington, Kansas.

Ben Walker was the 5th High Alternate. Walker is from Nevada, Missouri.

The Meat Judging Team will next be travelling to Beef Empire Days in Garden City, KS on October 18 and 19.

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