Student from KCK places in student apparel contest

Kaitlyn Knight, senior in apparel and textiles, from Kansas City, Kan., won second place in the university wool category at the Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design Student Symposium Showcase of Excellence at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Knight, a K-State student, was one of several winners who were announced recently.

Winners of the juried exhibit and runway show were announced May 1. The apparel, textiles, and interior design department in the College of Human Ecology sponsored the event.

The exhibition included work from 25 Kansas State University students, nine Kansas high school students and eight garments by guests from Hankyong National University in South Korea. In the runway show, 46 entries by Kansas State University were students were accepted.

Elementary school lunch menus

Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools
Monday, May 5
Italian sub or yogurt, cheese and muffin, baked beans, romaine salad and pears.

Tuesday, May 6
Spaghetti with meat sauce with breadstick, or yogurt, cheese and muffin, green beans, romaine salad and orange smiles.

Wednesday, May 7
Hog dog with chips or yogurt, cheese and muffin, corn, fruited coleslaw and apple.

Thursday, May 8
Chicken nuggets with roll or yogurt, cheese and muffin, broccoli with cheese, romaine salad, mixed berry and lemon freeze fruit treat.

Friday, May 9
Grilled cheese or yogurt, cheese and muffin, dragon punch, skillet potatoes and fruit bowl.
Other entrée alternatives served daily include mini chef with roll and mini fruit salad with muffin.

Turner Public Schools
Monday, May 5
Taco salad, or chicken or cheese quesadilla, fruit and vegetable bar.

Tuesday, May 6
Ham cheeseburger on bun, or breaded mozzarella cheese sticks with dip, fruit and vegetable bar.

Wednesday, May 7
Chicken nuggets or breaded beef sticks. Fruit and vegetable bar.

Thursday, May 8
Turkey-bacon-cheese wrap or meatball sub sandwich, fruit and vegetable bar.

Friday, May 9
French toast sticks and sausage or corn dog, fruit and vegetable bar.

Additional daily lunch entrée choices include yogurt-cheese- muffin basket or peanut butter and jelly basket.

Piper Public School
Monday, May 5
Chicken and cheese quesadilla; soft tacos, garden salad, borracho black beans, orange pineapple mix, fruit; fajita chicken salad, borracho black beans, orange pineapple mix, fruit and tortilla chips.

Tuesday, May 6
Hot dog on a bun; Italian calzone, sweet potato fries, broccoli with dip, orange smiles and fruit; turkey chef salad, peas, orange smiles, fruit and corn muffin.

Wednesday, May 7
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, pears, fruit and roll; Caesar chef salad, glazed carrots, pears, fruit and roll.

Thursday, May  8
Spaghetti and meatballs with Italian bread; grilled chicken sandwich, garden salad, green beans, cherry tomatoes, tropical fruit and fruit; popcorn chicken salad, cherry tomatoes, tropical fruit, fruit and Italian bread.

Friday, May 9
Cheese pizza; peanut butter and jelly with yogurt, garden salad, corn, garden veggies, banana and fruit; ham chef salad, corn, banana, fruit and fruit muffin.

Bonner Springs Public Schools
Monday, May 5
Chicken and cheese quesadilla; soft tacos, garden salad, borracho black beans, orange pineapple mix, fruit; fajita chicken salad, borracho black beans, orange pineapple mix, fruit and tortilla chips.

Tuesday, May 6
Hot dog on a bun; barbecued rib on bun, sweet potato fries, broccoli with dip, orange smiles and fruit; turkey chef salad, peas, orange smiles, fruit and corn muffin.

Wednesday, May 7
Chicken patty – grilled chicken; roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, pears, fruit and roll; Caesar chef salad, glazed carrots, pears, fruit and roll.

Thursday, May 8
Spaghetti and meatball with Italian bread; ham and cheese sub, garden salad, green beans, cherry tomatoes, tropical fruit and fruit; popcorn chicken salad, cherry tomatoes, tropical fruit, fruit and Italian bread.

Friday, May 9
Cheese pizza; popcorn chicken wrap, garden salad, corn, garden veggies, banana and fruit; ham chef salad, corn, banana, fruit and fruit muffin.

All menus from all districts subject to change.

Kansas City, Kan., celebrates heritage with two parades Saturday

Yuridense from Mexico performed at the Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 3, in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)
Scenes from Polski Day on Saturday, May 3, in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Over the weekend there were two parades in Kansas City, Kan. One was Polski Day and the other was the Cinco de Mayo parade.

Both parades attracted large crowds, mainly because of the great weather in the 70s on Saturday.

Polski Day celebrated Polish heritage and the Cinco de Mayo parade celebrated Mexican heritage.

Kansas City, Kan., is a very diverse community regarding ethnic heritage. It is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the United States. Over the weekend was an opportunity to celebrate this heritage.

People come from all over the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area to attend these parades. Afterward they got together and celebrated this heritage with music, food and entertainment.

Next year plans are under way to make both of these events even bigger and better, attracting people from all over the Greater Kansas City area. Both of these events showed that Kansas City, Kan., is a true melting pot of the Midwest.