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Love to address graduates

Love to address graduates
May 1, 2010

Daniel L. Love, chief district judge for the 16th judicial district, Dodge City, will be the speaker for the 39th annual graduation at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School, at 10 a.m.,...

Ag student makes his mark

Crusader photo/Will Rector
Ryan Nelson leans against a cattle panel in the agriculture building. Nelson will be graduating with his associate degree in agriculture.
May 1, 2010

An agriculture student that has displayed true school pride and pride in his major will be graduating this weekend from Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Ryan Nelson came to Seward...

Attendance + Attitude Acosta and Automotives

Crusader photo/ Landry Mastellar
Acosta works under the hood of a car in the auto mechanics workshop at the Area Technical School. Acosta is an automotive mechanic technology major.
May 1, 2010

Omar Acosta is an automotive technology major. Next year, he plans on going to Houston, Texas, and trying to find a job in a shop there, but also might come back to Seward in August. In five years, he...

Rector seeks to hit the airwaves

Crusader photo/ Jose Rodriguez
Sports are more than extracurricular activities, athletics teach people to become winners. This holds true for Will Rector, news editor and sports writer of the college publication, the Crusader.
May 1, 2010

Sports are more than extracurricular activities, athletics teach people to become winners. This holds true for Will Rector, news editor and sports writer of the college publication, the Crusader. Rector...

Cheerleader to lead the way in science

Crusader photo/Logan Green
Jordan Eder sits outside on a spring day by the Hobble Academic Building. Eder will graduate from SCCC/ATS with a degree in pre-med, and plans to further her education at K-State.
May 1, 2010

Jordan Eder’s career at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has been marked with leadership, fun and achievement, as mentioned by her peers and teachers. Along with her studies, Eder...

Barnes storms on from Seward to Providence

Crusader photo/ Rustin Watt 
Barnes, a Connecticut native, signed her letter of intent to Providence College in Rhode Island Thursday afternoon.
May 1, 2010

If anyone has left a mark on Lady Saints basketball in recent history, it’s Rachel Barnes. Barnes was one of only two forwards and one of only 10 picked for the first-team All-American team, and was...

Involvement and hard work leads to success

Crusader photo/ Landry Mastellar
Palacios shows off her pennant from West Texas A & M University, where she will transfer next year. She plans to be a middle school or high school teacher.
May 1, 2010

Jessica Palacios is an education major. While at Seward, she has been very involved in the college. She was a member of the Student Government Association, the HALO president, was an academic mentor and...

SGA prez puts gavel down

May 1, 2010

Edgar Rosales is involved in his school. Some could make the argument that he is the most involved student at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School. In his time at Seward, Rosales has...

Autism Awareness

 Seward Dean of Instruction Cynthia Rapp sits with granddaughters Afton Lemmon, left,  and Caitlin Lemmon. The family had 
participated in a walk as part of April’s Autism Awareness Month. Caitlin, 5, is 
diagnosed with autism. But 
surrounded by 
family members such as Rapp, 
sister Afton and pooch Vinnie, 
along with 
doctors, she’s 
making strides.  Autism affects  about one in 110 births.The background is a drawing by Caitlin featured on a Christmas card for Alpine Autism Center.
Photo illustration
April 30, 2010

From three weeks old to 6 months old, little Caitlin screamed pretty much nonstop. She did not want to be swaddled or rocked, but would feel comforted or secure when placed in a swing and left alone. “The...

Crusader snags 24 awards

Courtesy photo
The Crusader staff shows off the 24 individual awards earned at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press conference in Hutchinson April 18-19. The staff was also a silver medalist for two-year newspapers.
April 30, 2010

The Crusader staff won 24 individual awards and a silver medalist award for overall two-year newspapers at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press convention in Hutchinson April 18-19. The staff also won...

Phonathon pledges top $33,000

April 30, 2010

The first Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School phonathon in 15 years logged $33,776 in pledges, which exceeded the expectations of a $20,000 goal. “I was really excited to see the original...

Student Government elects next year’s officers

April 30, 2010

Student Government Association elections for president, vice-president and secretary took place April 24-26. A total of 130 ballots were cast this year. It was one of the closest elections there has been...

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