Urban leadership earns high school seniors Edgerley-Franklin scholarships


Finalists for the Edgerley-Franklin urban scholarship at Kansas State University included, front row, from left: Samantha Estabrook, Eunice Ortiz, Taylor Cofield and Miya Saint-Luis; back row, from left: Natalie Walton, Steve Edgerley, Noe Nunez, Michael Zuniga, Celso Carranza, Marco Loma-Jasso, Bernard Franklin, special assistant to the K-State president; and Emmalee Laidacker. (Photo from Kansas State University)

Two Kansas City, Kan., high school seniors have been named Edgerley-Franklin scholarship winners at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Marco Loma-Jasso, Turner High School, and Natalie Walton, Wyandotte High School, both from Kansas City, Kan., are both Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship recipients.

The other scholarship finalists were from Buhler, Dodge City, Kansas City, Mo., Olathe, Overland Park, Liberal and Pittsburg, Kan.

Kansas State University awarded five Edgerley-Franklin scholarships in all this year to outstanding seniors who have made contributions to the urban communities in which they live.

The university received 93 applications, and a selection committee chose 11 finalists to interview.

Finalists participated in an on-campus interview and recognition day on March 10.

Of those interviewed, five students were chosen to receive the $3,000 scholarship. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years with a 3.0 GPA at the university.

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.

Franklin is a special assistant to Kansas State University’s vice present for student life.

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, in honor of his father; the Edgerley Family Chair in the College of Business Administration; and the President Wefald Leadership Chair in Business Administration.

Sporting KC wins, 1-0, over San Jose

Dom Dwyer

Sporting Kansas City extended the team’s home winning streak against San Jose to eight straight with a 1-0 victory over the Earthquakes on Saturday in Major League Soccer action at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.

Dom Dwyer converted a penalty kick in the 57th minute and the Sporting KC defense held its opponent to a single shot on goal for the second straight MLS match in Eric Kronberg’s second career MLS shutout.

Eric Kronberg

Playing the team’s fifth game in a 15-day stretch to open the 2014 season, Sporting Kansas City snapped the Earthquakes 12-game unbeaten streak in all competition.

In doing so, manager Peter Vermes recorded the 63rd regular season victory of his coaching career, tying him with Glynn Myernick and Peter Nowak for 15th most in MLS history.

Peter Vermes

San Jose’s only shot on goal of the game came in the fifth minute as Shaun Francis’ cross was re-directed on frame by Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi from 15 yards out and smothered by Eric Kronberg.

In the 18th minute, Sporting Kansas City was poised to take the lead only to see one shot cleared off the line and two others strike the left post in a matter of seconds.

in, Ike Opara’s header was flicked over Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch and saved on the goal line by Pierazzi. up effort.

Sporting Kansas City threatened again in the 25th minute with Benny Feilhaber finding Graham Zusi inside the penalty area.

Zusi’s first-time shot was struck well and forced a diving stop from Busch to keep the score level through halftime.

Opara, facing his former team for the first time, came close again in the 55th minute with a header off Zusi’s cross that was tipped over the bar by Busch.

The game-winning goal would come from the penalty spot after Steven Lenhart was whistled for a handball during a scramble inside the box.

Dom Dwyer calmly converted the penalty kick, sending Busch the wrong way for his first goal of the season and fourth in his MLS career (including postseason).

The Earthquakes’ best scoring opportunity of the match came in the 71st minute.

Chris Wondolowski was the first to Clarence Goodson’s header inside the Sporting KC penalty area and fired just wide. Wondolowski would have another look in the 83rd minute on a free kick from the top of the area, however the set piece carried over the crossbar.

With the clean sheet, Kronberg lowers his goals against average to 0.66 in MLS matches this season.

Sporting Kansas City will next face the Colorado Rapids (1-0-1) at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, in Commerce City, Colo. The match will be shown live locally on KMCI-TV (Channel 38) and across the Midwest on the Sporting KC Television Network.

Two injured in three-vehicle wreck at I-435 near State Avenue

A three-vehicle accident injured two at about 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, on I-435 just north of I-70 in Kansas City, Kan.

The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report stated that two persons were injured and taken to the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. People injured in these kinds of accidents often seek help from people such as Davis Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. as they can help people who have been injured by other people’s carelessness.

Three vehicles were northbound on I-435 in the exit lane to State Avenue westbound, when a Ford Focus stopped for traffic. A Chevy Suburban was unable to stop and struck the rear of the Focus. A Geo Metro then struck the rear of the Suburban, the trooper’s report stated.

A 22-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman who was driving the Geo Metro was injured and taken to the hospital.

A passenger in the Geo Metro, a 24-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man, also was injured and taken to the hospital, according to the trooper’s report.

The driver of the Suburban, a 25-year-old man from Overland Park, Kan., was not injured. A passenger in the Suburban, a 24-year-old woman from Overland Park, also was not injured.

A 25-year-old Wichita, Kan., man driving the Focus also was not injured. Also not injured in the Focus were a 27-year-old man from Manhattan, Kan.; a 26-year-old woman from Manhattan, Kan.; and a 24-year-old woman from Derby, Kan.