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Staff of the year announced

With the 2018-19 school year winding down, three Hutchinson Public Schools staff members have received district honors.

Robin Getting, secretary at Graber Elementary School, has been named Classified Employee of the Year. Laura Benscheidt, health sciences teacher at the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy, and Angela Allen, Reno County Head Start teacher, have been nominated as the district’s entries in the Kansas National Teacher of the Year competition.

All three educators will be honored at the back-to-school convocation in August.

Kisner receives national recognition

Kisner photoHutchinson High School’s Hailey Kisner recently was selected to receive the 2019 Taking Down Tobacco Trainer of the Year Award. Kisner is a member of the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter.

The award is given to a student who has engaged in the Taking Down Tobacco and Train the Trainer programs and highlights the advocacy skills they have received from the trainings. Applicants must complete the Taking Down Tobacco training, be a registered trainer, and be an FCCLA member in order to receive the $1,000 award.

Armstrong to lead cross country in 2019-20

Another Salthawk has returned to the flock to coach.


Brooks Armstrong

Brooks Armstrong, a May graduate from Kansas State University, will be the new head coach for Hutchinson High School cross country. A 2015 graduate of HHS, Armstrong is an education major at KSU and already has signed a contract to teach math at Hutch High for the 2019-20 school year.

HHS remains Class 6A

HHS remains a Class 6A school in all sports and activities in this morning's KSHSAA classification update. Class 6A is the largest school classification in Kansas.

HHS has 1,096 students for football (KSHSAA only counts freshmen through juniors) and is the fourth smallest school in the 32-school Class 6A. Football is done every other year and was updated in 2017 for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

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