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While it wasn't the end of the school year that we wished for, we are incredibly proud of our 2020 Ewing Marion Kauffman School graduates. We cannot wait for the next steps of your journeys. Click the headline to check out the full list of the Class of 2020’s college acceptances!
We've been beaming with joy about the good news seniors Ma'Kahsa and Jackie received recently. Jackie applied early deadline at Kenyon College and was accepted this December with the KEEP scholarship. Ma'Kahsa applied early deadline and was accepted at Macalester College and received the Catharine Lealtad Scholarship.
We are truly humbled by the reflections of our alumni as they shared the joys, challenges, and moments of growth from their first semester at college during an alumni panel. We are so thankful for the many students who spent time on campus sharing their reflections with both our high school students and our staff!
We loved getting to host Representative Ashley Bland Manlove at Kauffman School in December! We are so grateful to see community leaders come and hear from students, parents and teachers about why public charter school choices matter!
Congrats to Mr. Velazquez, who was honored in December as the Latinx Education Collaborative Teacher of the Year in Kansas City. And, a huge congrats to Ms. Valderrama for her nomination as well! Our team is continually grateful for the advocacy and commitment to equity & inclusion you model as educators.
Alumni Jacob Esquivel spoke at the Teach For America Shark Tank event about the impact educators have had on his path - proud to see your powerful perspective Jacob!
Each season, we host a Senior Night Ceremony to honor the athletes who have showed continued passion and dedication over the years as student athletes. Congrats!
Several Kauffman School students participated in the NextechEd event. Quynton placed 2nd in the NextechEd Micro Drone High School Showcase, the first ever drone race in Kansas City. Students from 7 different schools competed in this race and we are proud that Quyton represented us!
Congratulations to Skye and Miracle for placing 5th and 2nd, respectively, in the Triple Jump at the MSHSAA Class 3 Section 4 Track and Field Championships. They scored 12 points for the Blue Knights, helping Kauffman School beat multiple scoring teams at their first ever sectional championships appearance. Miracle also represented EMKS at the Class 3 Missouri State Championships this spring!
Congrats to our rising seniors who have collectively secured $1 million in college scholarships! Twenty students were awarded a KC Scholars Scholarship worth $50,000. We are proud of our PREPsters!
From India to Tanzania to Ecuador, high school students studied abroad this summer through The Experiment in International Living. The program, which typically lasts about 6 weeks, allows students to live with host families, explore a passion area (like public health), and grow an appreciation of new culture and relationships.
Several Kauffman School students have been participating in the Tucker Leadership Lab hosted by William Jewell College. The program encourages students to explore their leadership identity and plan ways to be leaders in the upcoming school year.