Piper results

Piper High School – baseball vs. Bonner Springs
– Varsity won both 6-4 and 8-6
– JV split, lost game 1, 4-12 and won game 2, 10-9

Piper High School – softball at Bonner Springs
– V won both 11-0 and 15-3
o Game 1 – A. Henry winning pitcher and B. Lauritzen homered
o Game 2 – M. Stack winning pitcher and A. Henry with the save

– From Doug Key, Piper High School activities director

West 39th Avenue to be closed today for construction of walkway

Traffic will be blocked for six weekends on 39th between Rainbow Boulevard and State Line Road in order to safely construct the new two-story walkway connecting the Center for Advanced Heart Care to the Cambridge North Patient Tower, now under construction.

The closings will begin on Friday afternoon, April 1. Then for six consecutive weekends (weather permitting) beginning Fridays at 2 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday, 39th will be shut down at Cambridge Road for the construction.

“The closure isn’t for the convenience of construction,” said Jon Jackson, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of The University of Kansas Hospital. “The closure is for the safety of the public that otherwise would be driving through while cranes lift large heavy steel beams over the road.”

Jackson said it is possible the closure would be extended to other weekends if severe weather hampers the construction. A website has been set up to give neighbors and area businesses the latest information: http://www.kumc.edu/construction. Residents may check the website if there are any questions about the construction schedule.

Emergency services at The University of Kansas Hospital can still be accessed during the closure on 39th from Rainbow Boulevard to the Emergency ramp. However, all other traffic will have to take marked detours on Olathe Boulevard. Traffic coming on 39th to State Line Road will be also be rerouted on State Line Road, to Olathe Boulevard then on Rainbow Boulevard.

The two story walkway will allow general public access to Cambridge North on one level, while are medical traffic is confined to the other level. Cambridge North will be a $320 million, 13-story (including a mechanical services floor) building with 92 beds and 12 operating rooms when the first phase opens in 2017. A 32-bed unit and three unfinished floors will be added several months later. The building with house two of the hospital’s fastest growing areas: neurosciences and cancer surgery, including Ear, Nose and Throat Cancers. The hospital has raised $42 million toward a $100 million philanthropy goal.

Two KCK students among Edgerley-Franklin scholarship recipients

Five high school students from Kansas, including two from Kansas City, Kan., are recipients of Kansas State University’s Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have made contributions to the urban communities in which they live.

Recipients of the $5,000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year are Carolina Bueno, a senior at Wyandotte High School, and Lindsay Chassay, a senior from Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences, both from Kansas City, Kan.; Sahiba Grover, Lenexa, a senior at Olathe North High School; Nic Rodriguez, Olathe, a senior at Olathe Northwest High School; and Ryan Kelly, Overland Park, a senior at Blue Valley Northwest High School.

The university received 147 applications for the scholarship, and a selection committee chose 11 finalists to interview. Finalists participated in an on-campus interview and recognition day March 7. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years with a 3.0 Kansas State University GPA. All finalists also will participate in undergraduate research through the university’s Developing Scholars Program.

Finalists for the scholarship included Marcellus Brown, Kansas City, Kan., a senior at Wyandotte High School; Brett Moon, Maize, Kan., a senior at Maize High School; and Elijah Darey, Wamego, Kan., a senior at Wamego High School.

From out of state: Torie Richardson, Kansas City, Mo., a senior at St. Teresa’s Academy; Hugo Hidalgo-Lopez, St. Joseph, Mo., a senior at Benton High School; and Donyea Grayson, Grand Prairie, Texas, a senior at Mansfield Lake Ridge High School.

This scholarship is made possible by the Edgerley and Franklin families who continuously demonstrate leadership and support of service to individuals from urban areas. It was created in memory of Bernard Franklin’s wife, Elsia, who was committed to helping better the lives of young girls in urban Alabama.

The Edgerleys have been longtime supporters of Kansas State University, contributing to a number of scholarships, funds and faculty chairs in the past 10 years, including the Paul B. and Sandra M. Edgerley Business Administration Scholarship, the Paul B. Edgerley Chair in Business Administration, the Robert M. Edgerley Chair in International Business; the Edgerley Family Chair in the College of Business Administration; and the President Wefald Leadership Chair in the College of Business Administration.