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Basketball vs. Marion

Basketball vs. Marion

December 16, 2017
Varsity Girls won 50 - 35 Varsity Boys lost 40 - 46
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Central Plains Middle School Basketball Season Tournament

Central Plains Middle School Basketball Season Tournament

December 15, 2017
First Round - January 8  will be at the higher seed Quarter Finals - January 11 at the higher seed Finals - January 13 at Belle Plaine Middle School 8th Grade Girls Team W L % Cheney 9 0 1.000 Garden Plain 8 1 0.889 Independent 7 2 0.778 St. Marks 6 3 0.667 Chaparral 5 4 0.556 Kingman 4 5 0.444 Medicine Lodge 4 5 0.444 Colwich 4 6 0.400 Conway Springs 3 6 0.333 Belle Plaine 3 6 0.333 Andale 2 7 0.222 Douglass 0 9 0.000   7th Grade Girls Team  W L % Garden Plain 9 0 1.000 Andale 8 1 0.889 St. Marks 8 1 0.889 Cheney 6 3 0.667 Douglass 6 3 0.667 Kingman 5 4 0.556 Colwich 5 5 0.500 Conway Springs 4 5 0.444 Chaparral 2 7 0.222 Independent 1 8 0.111 Belle Plaine 1 8 0.111 Medicine Lodge 0 9 0.000   8th Grade Boys Team W L % Cheney 9 0 1.000 Andale 8 0 1.000 St. Marks 7 2 0.778 Chapparral 6 3 0.667 Conway Springs 6 3 0.667 Colwich 4 5 0.444 Kingman 3 5 0.375 Medicine Lodge 3 5 0.375 Independent 2 5 0.286 Douglass 2 7 0.222 Belle Plaine 1 7 0.125 Garden Plain 1 7 0.125   7th Grade Boys Team W L % St. Marks 9 0 1.000 Chaparral 8 1 0.889 Medicine Lodge 7 2 0.778 Independent 5 2 0.714 Kingman 5 3 0.625 Cheney 5 4 0.556 Andale 4 5 0.444 Belle Plaine 3 5 0.375 Colwich 3 6 0.333 Conway Springs 3 6 0.333 Garden Plain 1 7 0.125 Douglass 0 9 0.000  
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Cross Country College Signing

Cross Country College Signing

December 14, 2017
Congratulations to senior, Zach Hole, on signing with Hastings College to run cross country.
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Swim Team Results

Swim Team Results

December 06, 2017
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 Jordan Cline Yao Jensen Zach Hole Miles Martin 200 Freestyle: George Jekov- 1st (State Qualifying) Edward Sturm- 4th (State Qualifying) 200 IM: Zach Hole-20th 50 Freestyle: Aidan Scott- 1st (State Qualifying) Graham Burmeister- 23rd 100 Fly: Edward Sturm- 1st (State Qualifying) George Jekov- 9th 100 Freestyle: 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 100 Backstroke: Grahman Burmeister- 20th 100 Breaststroke: Zach Hole- 24th Jie Yao- 28th Jordan Cline- 30th 400 Free Relay: 2nd- NEW SCHOOL RECORD- (State Qualifying) George Jekov Matthew Kroeker Edward Sturm Aidan Scott
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All-State Honor Choir

All-State Honor Choir

December 06, 2017
Congratulations to Brenna Donnelly on being accepted into the All-State Honor Choir. The Honor Choir will perform at the end of February for the State Kansas Music Educators Association Conference. 
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Debate Team Results

Debate Team Results

December 04, 2017
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. 
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Swim Team Update

Swim Team Update

December 01, 2017
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 A:                                 B: 2nd                              9th Edward Sturm           Grahman Burmeister Matthew Kroeker      Yao Jensen George Jekov              Zach Hole Adian Scott                  Jonah Bolin 200 IM: Aidan Scott- 1st George Jekov- 2nd Edward Sturm- 4th 50 Free: Adian Scott- 1st Zach Hole- 16th Jonah Bolin- 19th 100 Fly: Zach Hole- 7th 100 Free: 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 100 Backstroke: Edward Sturm- 3rd 100 Breaststroke: Matthew Kroeker- 2nd Jonah Bolin- 14th Jordan Cline- 16th
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SCKMEA District Honor Band

SCKMEA District Honor Band

November 06, 2017
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. 
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Emporia State Math Competition

Emporia State Math Competition

October 26, 2017
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! 
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Independent Green School Award 2017

Independent Green School Award 2017

April 26, 2017
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.
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