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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith to Join KSHSAA Staff as Assistant Executive Director
The Kansas State High School Activities Association announces Sarah Smith of Wetmore, Kansas will join its staff on July 1, 2023, as an Assistant Executive Director. Smith was selected in a national search from a strong field of candidates. She will succeed Annie Diederich, who is retiring from the KSHSAA staff.

Sportsmanship Awards
Sportsmanship Awards
A special sportsmanship committee appointed by the KSHSAA evaluated and rated the cheerleaders, school cheering section, adult and non-high school followers, team and coach of each school. Click the link below to see which schools qualified for sportsmanship awards at the KSHSAA State Basketball Tournaments.

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It's been called, "The single most significant learning experience of your life!" Be sure to register students and advisors for the 2023 KSHSAA STUCO Leadership Workshop at Emporia State University July 16-21. Online registration closes May 26. See below for more information.

The KSHSAA Selects Heart of the Arts and Spirit of Sport Award Recipients
The KSHSAA Student Advisory Team has selected Laura Klaassen, choral director at Olathe East High School, for the 2022 KSHSAA Heart of the Arts Award and Trista Ann Peterson, senior from Seneca-Nemaha Central High School, for the Spirit of Sport Award.

Future of Track and Field
KSHSAA Statement on Future of State Track and Field
The KSHSAA has a proud tradition of hosting the largest track and field championship in the nation at Cessna Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University. This event features outstanding athletes from across the state competing for individual and team championships in six respective classifications for both boys and girls. This championship meet is only possible with strong support from the Wichita State University athletic department, the university, the Wichita Public Schools and the greater Wichita community.

Member Schools Vote to Approve Classification Change - Moves to Next Step
TOPEKA, Kan. - On April 29, 2022, the KSHSAA Board of Directors considered changes to KSHSAA Rule 5 - Classification of Senior High Schools. Following discussion and deliberation, the Board supported the first step in a process to change school classification. This proposal introduces a "multiplier" for private schools which inflates their enrollment number for classification purposes.

Kansas State High School Activities Association
PO Box 495, Topeka KS 66601
Ph: 785.273.5329  Fax: 785.271.0236

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