To mark the regional university’s 150th anniversary Feb. 15, teachers across Kansas were encouraged to engage their students to decorate their classrooms. They submitted photos for judging in three age categories — first through fifth grade, sixth through eighth, and ninth through 12th.
Elba Unruh and Heather Heath, both teachers at Wellsville Elementary, placed in the first through fifth grade categories.
Classrooms recognized with first place were awarded T-shirts, a banner, pizza party and visit from Emporia State President Dr. Michael D. Shonrock, and Dr. Ken Weaver, dean of The Teachers College. The competition was sponsored by Emporia State University’s sesquicentennial celebration fund and The Teachers College.