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Francine Martin Retirement
Francine Martin - KSHSAA Retirement Announcement
Francine Martin, Assistant Executive Director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, has announced her decision to retire from the KSHSAA staff effective June 30, 2023. She has served in this position since joining the staff 18 years ago. During her tenure, Martin has been responsible for the administration of basketball, cross country, baseball, and softball programs as well as with the KSHSAA Coaching School, KIAAA liaison, and officials' administration. Martin was also involved with general interpretation of KSHSAA rules for the member schools of the Association.

Assistant Executive Director Position
The KSHSAA is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Executive Director for Administration of Basketball, Cross Country, and Track & Field activities. See below for more detailed information and application instructions.

True Blue KSHSAA Scholarship
True Blue KSHSAA Scholarship
In partnership with Capital Federal Foundation, the KSHSAA will award True Blue Scholarships intended to support Kansas High School graduates in postsecondary efforts. This one-time scholarship is for students graduating during the 2021-22 school year. These funds will be made payable to a two-year or four-year accredited college, university or technical school in the name of the selected student. Awards are non-renewable, one-time scholarships in the amount of $2000 provided for a student in each activity administered by the -KSHSAA. Funds for these scholarships are possible through the partnership between Capitol Federal Foundation and the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

Scholars Bowl
Scholars Bowl
Some of the best and brightest Kansas High School students will be participating in Regional Scholars Bowl Tournaments being held on February 3. 332 schools will be competing in regionals with 72 schools advancing to the State Championships on February 12. More information about the 22 regional sites and 7 state sites including locations, times, and competing schools can be found below.

Title IX
Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX
50 Weeks, 50 Stories - Starting June 23rd the KSHSAA will celebrate the 50th year of Title IX, when Congress proclaimed that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Kansas has benefited many times over from the inclusion of women and girls in high school activities. The stories to come will highlight the legends and trail blazers that we are so fortunate to have in Kansas.

KSHSAA COVID-19 Information
All school personnel should stay abreast of current local county health guidelines, CDC, and KDHE recommendations and implement the appropriate risk mitigation measures for their schools and activity programs.


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

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Become an Official
They don't make the headlines, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.