At the Hayden Invitational the Boys' Swim Team was able to pick up two more state qualifying times in the 200 Free and 400 Free relays. The relay team of George Jekov, Edward Sturm, Matthew Kreoker, and Aidan Scott broke the 2012 school record in the 400! The team placed 5th out of 13. We now have all three relays qualified for the state swim meet in February. Independent has not had that since 2012!
200 Medley Relay: 18th
George Jekov- 1st (State Qualifying)
Edward Sturm- 4th (State Qualifying)
Aidan Scott- 1st (State Qualifying)
Graham Burmeister- 23rd
Edward Sturm- 1st (State Qualifying)
George Jekov- 9th
Aidan Scott- 2nd (State Qualifying)
200 Free Relay:(State Qualifying)
A: 1st B: 17th
George Jekov Jonah Bolin
Grahman Burmeister Jordan Cline
Edward Sturm Miles Martin
Aidan Scott Zach Hole
Grahman Burmeister- 20th
Zach Hole- 24th
Jie Yao- 28th
Jordan Cline- 30th
400 Free Relay: 2nd- NEW SCHOOL RECORD- (State Qualifying)
The debate team ended the regular season on a high note Saturday at the Augusta Invitational. Reid McConnaugheyand Lauren Agpoon went undefeated and took first place in the open division in a field of 41 teams. Will Rowley and Alece Stancin finished 7th with a 4-1 record. As a school, Independent won the sweeps trophy as the top school at the tournament. Edward Sturm, Malar Muthukumar, Natalie Johnson, Jack Bergeson, Tori Dexter and Liam Conlee all had winning records and contributed to our sweeps victory.
The boys' swim team finished 3rd overall at Emporia on Thursday. Edward Sturm, Matthew Kroeker, George Jekov, and Aidan Scott placed 2nd in Relay and qualified for state with a time of 1:51.68. Additional state qualifiers include George Jekov and Aidan Scott in the 200 IM and Edward Sturm in the 100 Back.
200 Medley Relay
Edward Sturm Grahman Burmeister
Matthew Kroeker Yao Jensen
George Jekov Zach Hole
Adian Scott Jonah Bolin
Aidan Scott- 1st
George Jekov- 2nd
Edward Sturm- 4th
Adian Scott- 1st
Zach Hole- 16th
Jonah Bolin- 19th
Zach Hole- 7th
George Jekov- 1st
Matthew Kroeker- 11th
Grahman Burmeister- 13th
200 Free Relay:
A- 1st B- 14th
Aidan Scott Grahman Burmeister
George Jekov Yao Jensen
Edward Sturm Miles Martin
Zach Hole Jordan Cline
Edward Sturm- 3rd
Matthew Kroeker- 2nd
Jonah Bolin- 14th
Jordan Cline- 16th
Juniors Chase Farha and Matthew Kroeker have been accepted into the SCKMEA 1234A Honor Band. Chase earned second chair and Matthew earned third. These Panthers will represent The Independent School on Dec. 2nd at the SCKMEA Convention at Wichita East High School. They will spend the day preparing a concert under Mr. Tremon Kizer of the University of Central Florida. They have also earned the opportunity to audition for the All-State Band on Saturday, January 6th.
Nine Independent students competed at the Emporia State Math Competition. They competed against 27 of the top 5-6A schools in the state along with other private schools. The contest consisted of 5 events: 3 team and 2 individual.
Alex Cline, Jason Shen, and Christina Yi won 1st place in the Algebra Team Event.
Malar Muthukumar, Alece Stancin, and Duncan Bauserman won 1st place in the Geometry Team Event.
Edward Chen, Shirley Xia, and Bill Liu won 2nd place in the Math Scramble Team Event.
Alece Stancin placed 4th in the Geometry Individual Event.
Malar Muthukumar was 1st in the Geometry Individual Event with a perfect score!
The Independent School was honored to receive the 2017 Kansas Green School Award from the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education in Manhattan. Chase Bowman, Riley Jackson, Michelle Bolin and Thomas Barnaby accepted the award on behalf of the Environmental Action Club which helps create and support environmental initiatives on campus.