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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.

Kansas City, Kan., recently was recognized as a Heart Safe Community.

The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, the University of Kansas Hospital, and the community worked together to receive the national award and was recognized by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on May 1 at the Unified Government Commission meeting.

About 3,000 people were trained to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, its causes and how to prevent it, as well as how to perform hands-only CPR and early activation of the 911 system, plus hands-on use of defibrillators.

The UG placed 20 defibrillators in the court house, offices and on buses.

“Since this was instituted, this community has one of the highest rates of bystander CPR, and one of the highest rates of ventricular fibrillation survival from sudden death in the street,” said Dr. Dennis Allin of the University of Kansas Hospital, who worked with this program.

Fire Chief John Paul Jones thanked all those who helped with the program, and said since this program was launched, the use of bystander CPR here has increased from 19 percent to 32 percent.

The Fire Department and KU Hospital helped present programs throughout the community to different groups, including several schools, he said. The program is ongoing, as there is a new effort planned to train as many as 12,000 Boy Scouts and their family members at a regional Scout event to be held at the Kansas Speedway, he said.

“This will be just the beginning in an effort to expose as many people as possible to this life-saving technique,” he said.

Jones said this program is being used as a template for partnerships in other communities across the metro area.

Signs will be going up through the community designating it as a “Heart Safe Community.” The UG and KU Hospital have produced some videos on the program and how to perform hands-only CPR. One of the videos is online at YouTube at

“The idea we’re a leader in saving lives from heart disease and heart attacks is good news,” said UG Commissioner Hal Walker.

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Piper High School students hold a third-place trophy in the state forensics contest. It is Piper’s first state forensics trophy. (Photo from Piper Public Schools)

Piper High School – golf at Spring Hill (Sycamore Ridge)
– 2nd place as a team
– Eric Pahls 1st with a 71 and Blaine Smith 10th with an 81

Piper High School – track at St. Thomas Aquinas
– Piper School Records
– Chris Schneider (3200m)
– Regan Johnson (discus)
– Boys 4x400m (D. Saunders, I. Bah, L. Stacer, and S. Pahls)
-1st: T. Davis (100m) and R. Johnson (discus)
– 2nd: G4x100 and B4x400
– 3rd place: H White (100h), G. Kempf (discus), D. Saunders (200m), S. Pahls (400m), J.Ortiz (SP/discus)

Piper High School – state forensics
– 3rd place as a team (1st ever state trophy)
-Logan Stacer placed 1st in Original Oration.
-Jerry Manan placed 3rd in Serious Solo Acting and 7th in Prose.
-Mikala Sullivan placed 4th in Prose and 8th in Poetry.
-Jared Davis placed 5th in Poetry.
-Sarah Stella placed 10th in Poetry.
-Camrey Derritt placed 10th in Serious Solo Acting.
-Chloe Bridge placed 11th in Impromptu Speaking.
-Chris Schneider placed 12th in Prose.
– 1 ratings (outstanding)
-James and Laura Clark- Duet Acting
-Drew Waters and Keegan Sparks- Duet Acting
-Kenzie Reynolds- Prose
-Audrey Wenzl- Prose
-Gabi Kempf- Prose
-Mary Winzer- Poetry
-Patricia Telthorst- Poetry
-Alex Moran- Poetry
-Kori Smith- Poetry
-Jalen Zwart- Poetry
-Aly Barnett- Informative Speaking
-Maggie Wolf- Humorous Solo Acting
– 2 ratings (excellent)
-Cailin O’Mara and Patricia Telthorst- Improvised Duet Acting
-Matt Romero and Ian Smith- Improvised Duet Acting
-Jordan Fuqua and Gregory Gordon- Improvised Duet Acting
-Jalen Zwart and Mary Winzer- Improvised Duet Acting
-Jared Winzer- Poetry and Informative Speaking
-Corey Mann- Oration and Extemporaneous Speaking
-Jordan Fuqua- Prose
-Chad Irwin- Prose
-Sheridan Smith- Prose
-Kristen Warner- Prose and Humorous Solo Acting
-Cailin O’Mara- Oration

Piper High School – Special Olympics
– Piper grad Aaron Batliner (5 gold medals)

-    from Doug Key, Piper activities director