Presenting Lake Quivira’s high school graduates!

arnold, jordanJordan Arnold, daughter of Diane and Craig Arnold, graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest, where she was involved in every aspect of writing and production of the SMNW yearbook; caption writing, copy writing, feature writing, theme development, and holding positions of staff writer, finance manager, copy editor and finally, editor in chief of the yearbook her senior year. Each year she entered, and often placed. in state and national yearbook writing contests and lettered in journalism all four years
Honors included lettering in academics all four years, achievements in writing her junior and senior years, and member of the honor roll.
Additional school activities were varsity swimming her freshman and sophomore years and membership in Cougar Community Commitment her senior year.
After years of swimming with the Lake Quivira Catfish Swim Team, Jordan worked at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center as a lifeguard and swim instructor. She volunteered her time at Unleashed Pet Rescue and Harvesters.
She will attend The University of Kansas, majoring in strategic communications.

Sherri Mayer Photography & Design | HANNAH BELFIELDA graduate of Bishop Miege High School, Hannah Belfield distinguished herself in both sports and academics.
She received varsity letters in soccer all four years, was chosen All State soccer sophomore through senior years, 2nd tem EKL her junior year and 1st Team EKL her senior year. Hannah says she learned to play soccer as a 5 year old on a Lake Quivira coed team!
In addition, she was a member of Freshman Cheer and freshman basketball, the pep-assembly planning committee, junior and senior years, and CMT member, junior and senior years.
Hannah performed hours of community service at the Don Bosco Center, St. Mary’s Food Kitchen, Topsoccer, and with Sister Servants of Mary, KCK.
During her high school years, Hannah worked at Culvers and Quiktrip, as well as nannying. She also volunteered for summer rec two years ago and enjoyed having the opportunity to hang out with the younger kids. She has fond memories of her own years on the LQ swim team.
Hannah was on First-Honor roll all four years of high school and has received an academic scholarship to Kansas State, where she will be roommates with Quiviran Maddie Jarman and will attend fall sorority rush. She is undecided on a major but is leaning towards the medical field.
Hannah is the daughter of Kim and the late Dr. James Belfield.

bodamer, elodiElodi Bodamer, daughter of Lori Schultz and Brad Bodamer, graduated from Pembroke Hill High School, where she was editor of the Pembroke Hill yearbook, participated in Missouri Youth in Government, received the Pembroke Hill High Honors Academic Award all four years. and was a member of Pembroke Hill Investment, Spanish Club and Pep Club,
Her sports were soccer (lettered four years, 2015 Missouri Soccer District Champions, 2016 Missouri Soccer District Champions, team captain senior year) and field hockey (lettered four years, team captain senior year).
Elodi volunteered at Thomas Roque YMCA Head Start, Harvesters and Wayside Waifs and loved to tube and ride horses in her leisure time at LQ.
She is headed to Texas Christian University this fall, where she has secured a position as Field Hockey coach for Trinity Valley Middle School.

Born, KatieKathryn “Katie” Born, daughter of P.J. and Amy Born, graduated from SMNW, where she had the distinction of being an International Baccalaureate Certificate Candidate. Additional academic honors included Sophomore Top 100 , Academic letter (2014-2016), Presidential Scholar (2016), and 4.0 Honor Roll.
Katie played Northwest softball all four years and was co-captain in 2015-2016. She was selected 2015 2nd Team All Sunflower League (Pitcher), 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athlete, and 2016 SMNW Defensive Player of the year.
Katie also left her mark on a number of other clubs and activities at SMNW, including National Honors Society (2014- 2016), Link Crew (2015- 2016), President of Educators Rising (2015- 2016), Founder and Leader of REbeL Club (2015-2016), and Volleyball Manager (2012-2013).
Katie has fond memories of summers on the lake; tubing, boating, swimming, paddle boarding, being with friends and family. and helping in Summer Rec.
Katie spent spring break in 2014 and 2016 in Guatemala, building a school and stoves. In addition, she spent a week every summer, for the past four summers, on service trips with her church to Sheridan, WY, Avon, CO, Santa Fe, NM, and Memphis, TN. This summer’s trip will be to Durango, CO
Then in the fall, it’s on to Emporia State University to major in elementary education.

Bowker, ClaireSpirit best describes Claire Bowker, daughter of Margaret and Jeff Bowker. After years of cheerleading for Shawnee Mission Northwest and then moving on to competitive travel squads with KCDC and KC Cheer, Claire played lacrosse for the Olathe Ravens and the Blue Lions Lacrosse competition team, where she traveled throughout the country. Fittingly, as Captain of the Lacrosse Team, Claire received the team’s Spirit Award and signed an Athletic and Academic Scholarship with Lindenwood University in Bellville, IL, with plans to play lacrosse in college.
Throughout high school, Claire was on the honor roll while working and playing on travel teams. She was involved in the SMNW Spirit Club, Marketing Club, Key Club, BPA Business Professionals of America, and served as the manager of the wrestling team her freshman and sophomore years.
Many residents know Claire from her days in summer rec, as she was very involved in the Imagination Station program, which she later taught for four years. Her National Art Honor Society Awards are a testament to her creativity. Her creative background, love for writing and interest in competitive sports will serve her well as she pursues a career in broadcast journalism at Lindenwood University – Bellville.

boyd ianIan Boyd graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In addition, he was a member of National Honor Society and a Presidential Scholar.
All four years at SMNW, Ian was in marching band and drumline, and he ran cross country in 2012-2013.
In addition to his academics, he volunteered at Operation Breakthrough, Breakfast at St. Paul’s in KCK and Stop Hunger Now.
His favorite times at Lake Quivira have included “days on the lake fishing and cruising” and “morning runs around the lake.”
In the fall, Ian will attend K-State, where he will major in biology and minor in leadership studies. He will be rooming at the Honors House.

frookVanessa Frook, daughter of Martha and Tony Frook, has graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. Activities at STA included cheerleading for four years (two on varsity); four years on the Honor Roll and membership in Spirit Club.
In addition to her school activities, Vanessa worked as a nanny and taught in the LQ Summer Rec program.
Her 150 hours of community service included a mission trip to San Juan, TX, and working at the Angels of Grace Family Service Center, St. Mary’s Food Kitchen, Advice & Aid Pregnancy Center, Special Olympics and Ronald McDonald House.
This fall Vanessa will attend the University of Kansas.

hanson, josephA new alumnus of St. James Academy is Joseph Peter Hanson, son of Joanne and Scott Hanson, and grandson of Cee Cee and Dick Sandifer.
Joseph earned First Honors all four years and was a member of National Honors Society, National Latin Honors Society and National Science Honors Society. In addition, he participated in Varsity Soccer, Varsity Track, Intramural soccer and Intramural slow pitch softball.
You may have seen Joseph as he worked for the LQ Golf course Maintenance Department, as a courtesy clerk at Hy-Vee, or as he was involved in his favorite LQ activities of swimming with friends, water skiing, tubing and fishing. What you may not have known is Joseph’s interest in car modifying and rebuilding.
Joseph volunteered at Padre Pio Academy, Harvesters, National Relief Network, St. James Academy and the Savior Pastoral Center. He went on a mission trip to assist hurricane victims in Alabama
He has been accepted into the mechanical engineering program at KU, where he received the Chancellor’s Scholarship, as well as the Summerfield Chancellor’s Scholarship.

jarman, maddisonMaddison Jarman, daughter of Mendy and Dennis Jarman, is a recent graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest, where she was totally involved in all aspects of school.
She was a member of the Student Council, Cougars Community Commitment, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Link Crew, Younglife, Journalism and DECA business and marketing program. She was Vice President of the senior class, and a member of the Homecoming Court, and of the JLWJC Cotillion.
Academic awards include a social science award and a spot on the honor roll
For four years she was on the Varsity Girls Swim Team (captain for three years), golf team (team captain senior year).
She has enjoyed volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and Family Room, Harvesters, Ray Marsh Carnival, Hope Lutheran Church and the LQ Triathlon
Many families know Mendy from her years of babysitting.
Like her mom, she loves running triathlons. A favorite memory at Lake Quivira is after the 4th of July parade, when everyone goes to the beach to swim and play.
This fall she will attend Kansas State University and study business.

kurland, nickNick Kurland, son of Julie and Bob Kurland, graduated from St. James Academy with a 3.7 GPA and an ACT score of 28.
During high school he played trumpet in the band, ran cross country and track and field, lettered in swimming all four years and qualified for state his junior and senior years.
In 2014 Nick achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and attended Bahamas High Adventure in 2013.
From 2013 to 2015, Nick worked for the City of Shawnee at the swimming pool, first in concessions, and for the last two years as a lifeguard.
He performed 120 hours of community service at Good Shepherd Catholic School and Service Club, Johnson County Parks and Recreation, the City of Lenexa (Youth Mentor/Running Program); and went on a mission trip for Habitat for Humanity in December 2015.
Among his favorite memories of the last several years are boating and floating with friends and watching the Royals win the World Series
Nick has been accepted in the KU School of Engineering – Computer Science.

0616 grad maddie mansonMadelyn Manson, daughter of Sherlyn and Bill Manson, has graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, where she was a member of varsity cheerleading her junior year, and earned honors in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Employment during her high school years included babysitting and working at LifeTime Fitness and Celsius Tannery.
One of her most vivid LQ memories is getting a bad sunburn when she was with Claire Bowker at the Lake for the first time.
Volunteer activities included Alex’s Lemonade Stand, helping with visually impaired children, and working at Harvesters.
She will attend college at KU, where she wishes to major in psychology.

McAnany MaxMax McAnany, son of Barb and Phil McAnany, graduated from Rockhurst High School, where he ran Cross Country and Track and Field, and was a member of Chamber Choir, Varsity Singers, and Chess Club.
He completed over 100 hours of Community service working at Turn Styles and St. Joseph Catholic Church and assisting in numerous projects for Boy Scouts. As member of Boy Scouts himself for seven years, Max achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
His favorite activity at Lake Quivira was sitting on the family dock each summer, watching the fireworks on the 4th of July. A best memory was “sledding on the snow-covered hills of the golf course under the light of a full moon.” After that beautiful description, does it surprise you that one of Max’s favorite pastimes is reading.
Max received an academic scholarship and will be attending K-State in the fall, where he will major in mechanical engineering. He also received a scholarship for the choral department and plans to be part of the K-State choir.

pereira, TessTess Pereira, daughter of Bridget and Mark Pereira, graduated in May from Notre Dame de Sion High School. While at Sion, she played soccer her freshman and sophomore years, and tennis her junior and senior years, while staying on the honor roll every year.
She was active in Scream Team (SpiritClub), Spanish Club and Knitting Club and volunteered at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home.
Favorite memories of Lake Quivira and teaching tennis for summer rec, and of course, the 4th of July.
Tess will attend the University of Kansas, where she will major in communications.

pribyl, thomasThomas Pribyl, son of Jamie and Patrick Pribyl, graduated from Rockhurst High School with a 4.1 cumulative GPA. He was a National Honor Society member, received an R Award for commitment to the RHS community, served on the Student Government Council and worked on the school’s literary magazine
A percussionist, Thomas’ achievements in music at RHS and in the community are legion, having participated in Jazz Band all four years; played in numerous Jazz combos with fellow students, as well as Pep band/Mass band/ Orchestra pit for musicals (all four years); played drums in multiple bands outside of school throughout high school; gigged frequently around the KC area and worked as a studio musician on several records; co-directed RHS annual Battle of the Bands events. He was chosen to be drummer for KC Metro Jazz Band and won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Improvisation Award.
Thomas volunteered every summer during high school at the Upper Room reading program for inner city kids and also volunteered for two and a half weeks at St. Marks Inner City Services staff Sports and Honors (n/a)
His favorite memories at Lake Quivira are being involved with the swim team and participating in the tennis program.
This fall Thomas will head to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He plans to major in finance and minor in percussion.

st clair, dylanDylan St Clair is a May graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. While at SMNW, he was a member of the baseball team, swim team, and varsity track team and also earned a spot on the A/B Honor Roll.
He volunteered at Operation Breakthrough, Pet Shelter Unleashed and Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine.
Employment during high school was with the Johnson County Parks and Recreation After School Care program.
During his off hours, Dylan could be found “hanging out and driving golf carts to friends’ houses and favorite spots around Lake Quivira.”
This fall, Dylan will begin college at The University of Kansas, where he’ll major in business/marketing.
Dylan in the son of Kathy and Mark St Clair.

Terry, KatyKathryne Cherie Terry (Katy), daughter of Lianne and Stewart Terry, was a commencement speaker during her recent graduation from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, where she held a number of leadership positions during her four years there.
Katy was a member of the Student Council Executive Board, the Spirit Club Executive Board, the Gift of Life Student Advisory Board, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team, and she chaired the Fall/Spring Carnival and was Life Week Chair. She was a member of the National Honor Society, and on the SMNW Honor Roll. In 2015 she attended the National Association of Student Councils Leadership Conference,
She was Freshman Class President, Freshman Cheerleader Captain and Freshman Volleyball Captain.
In Journalism, Katy was Rookie of the Year, Writer of the Year and won a 1st Place Academic Story. She was a Quill and Scroll National Yearbook Excellence Contest Winner.
She was a varsity cheerleader and received a varsity letter in Swim Team.
Katy volunteered her time and expertise to various organizations and causes, including the Gift of Life; Ronald McDonald House; Habitat For Humanity; HopeFaith Ministries; Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City; Kanakuk Kamp; Spring and Fall Carnivals for Head Start Children, and served on the Special Education Prom Committee
Her work experience started right here at LQ, as a Summer Rec teacher, Aquatics Director and Swim Team Coach. Presently she works at Kendra Scott Jewelry as a part time sales associate.
She plans to attend Oklahoma State University, where she will study strategic communication and marketing.

tholen, jamieJamie Tholen, daughter on Chris and Tom Tholen, graduated in May from St; Teresa’s Academy. While there, she racked up awards in volleyball, both locally and nationally.
At St. Theresa’s, she played volleyball all four years and lettered three of those years. She was chosen Missouri State 5A Runner-Up senior year. She was a member of the 2015 United States Volleyball Youth Continental National Team, the 2014 United States Volleyball A2 Team (Team Captain), the 2014 Under Armor National Volleyball Phenom; and the 2013 Under Armor National Volleyball Phenom.
Jamile has competed nationally in club volleyball since she was eight years old, most of that time with the MAVs.
Academically, she was on the Honor Roll 2013, 2014 and 2015.
For the past two years, Jamie has volunteered at Due West Therapeutic Riding Center.
Her favorite LQ activities/memories involve boating, swimming, golf carting, summer rec, hanging out with LQ friends, the Fourth of July and going to the horse stables with her mom.
Jamie will attend the University of Kansas to be a Jayhawk. She will be majoring in business and is interested in the Pre-Law track.

treas, jackJack Treas, son of Leslie and Randy Treas, has graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, where he was a member of SMNW Football, Varsity Rugby Club and Swim and Dive.
He participated in the Business Professional of America National Student Leadership Conference in Chicago and Young Republicans.
Jack was employed by Sporting KC in Food Service, Suites and was a member of the Lake Quivira Volunteer Fire Department
His hobbies include dirt biking, Sports Club of America and Autocross. Fond LQ memories are of beach time and summer fun with friends, playing on the grey dock.
This fall, he’s KU bound, where he’s pledged Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and will be enrolled in the School of Business.


A May graduate of Pembroke Hill, Grace Vedock is the daughter of Lisa and Tray Vedock.
While at Pem-broke, Grace was a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, a recipient of the Smith Book Award and Virginia Wolff Poetry Award, and a Cum Laude inductee.
During the 2015-2016 school year, she served as president of both the Political Club and French Club.
Jobs held during high school were as a docent at the Nelson-Atkins, working as hostess at Rye Restaurant and working the retail counter at Ibis Bakery.
Grace’s more unusual hobbies are reading David Foster Wallace literature, collecting rocks and publishing poetry.
She will attend Middlebury College in Vermont, where she will study political science, philosophy and English literature.

welch, samA recent graduate of the Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA), Sam Welch is the son of Stacy and Blake Welch.
Sam developed his leadership skills at MCA, serving as Student Council Rep (9); Student Council Secretary (11); Student Council Rep (12) and Discipleship Group Leader (11,12).
In sports, Sam played Varsity Football (10,11,12), Varsity Baseball (all four years). He was named All Conference Honorable Mention Designated Hitter and All Conference Honorable Mention Utility Player.
He was on the Honor Roll all four years and was inducted into the National Honor Society his senior year.
At Lake Quivira, Sam ran a lawn mowing business and worked as a teacher in summer rec, starting in 2013. He also has worked as an Associate at the J Crew Factory.
Favorite LQ activities/memories are taking summer rec classes–and then teaching them; the 4th of July; and making good friends.
Volunteer activities have included an Atlanta Mission Trip during Spring Break 2015; Impact KC and the Lenexa Baptist Church.
Sam will be attending Baylor University in Waco, TX..He intends to study business and will be working for the Baylor football team as a student manager.

Wiercinski, HunterHunter Wiercinski, son of Michelle Micsko and Steve Wiercinski, is a spring graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, where he was on the A/B Honor Roll, lettered three years in swimming and was a member of Business Professionals of America.
Outside of school, Hunter held down a job at Mr. Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs from 2014 to 2016. He enjoys numismatics (otherwise known as coin collecting).
Volunteer activities included working as an aide at Ray Marsh Elementary School and Shawanoe Elementary School, and helping out at Harvesters and the City Union Mission.
He will attend Kansas State University this fall and plans to major in business.

View More: Wood, son of Julie and Justin Wood, graduated from Rockhurst High School. where he distinguished himself in leadership positions, including: Student Government (Senior Class Vice President, Engineering Club President, 2014-2015, Investment Club President, 2013-2016; Flash Seminars Founder and President, 2015-2016, Kairos Retreat Leader (Rector 2016), and Fresam Retreat Group L:eader. 2016.
Among his academic honors were the George Eastman Young Leaders Award from Rochester University, the Rockhurst High “R” Award, the President’s Volunteer Service Award-Gold, National Honors Society, and Academic Excellence in Statistics.
Jobs held during high school included Interning at Dimensional Innovations, Interning in Telecom & Network Engineering at Burns & McDonnell and working at Twisted Fresh.
In addition, Miles volunteered at Serving Up a Cure KC (for Cystic Fibrosis), Mission March, and Sacred Heart Church of Jesus.
Miles lists as his hobbies, beekeeping, marbles, collecting stamps, anatomy, hot yoga, transcendental meditation, puns, ice sculpting, 19th Century Impressionism, roller derbies, slip n’ slides, horse breeding, youth dodgeball, interpretive dance, dirigible acquisition, seeking the grail and rec soccer. Favorite memories at LQ are 4th of July, hammocking, the LQ Triathlon, Summer Rec classes and summer in general.
Miles will attend the University of Notre Dame, where he will major in finance, management consulting or mechanical engineering.

Ziegenhorn, ZacharyZachary Ziegenhorn, son of Kamille Merz and Eric Ziegenhorn, graduated from high school with an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Shawnee Mission Northwest, where he participated four years in both swim team and cross country.
Academic honors included the following: National Merit Commended Scholar; AP Scholar, Kansas Honor Scholar, 4.0 Honor Roll, Sophomore Top 100; Kansas State Scholar; Academic Letter with Distinction; Social Studies Award, Achievement in Writing; and Presidential Scholar.
He was a member of the Interact Club, Young Democrats, French Club, Latin Club, REbel; Youth and Government; and National Honor Society, holding leadership positions in many of the clubs.
Zachary’s community service hours were spent at Spofford Home, Hope Builders, Shawnee Community Services, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, Shawnee Indian Mission, Crossroads Hospice, Woodland Public Charity, and on a service trip to Guatemala.
Favorite activities at LQ were the 4th of July fireworks and Easter brunch at the Clubhouse.
Next year, Zachary will be living in Copenhagen, Denmark, through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, and then attending the University of Alabama in the fall of 2017.



College degrees awarded to these ‘Quivira kids’

cruse, dylanOn May 15, Dylan Cruse, son of Linda and Randy Cruse, received a bachelor of arts degree in applied behavioral sciences from the University of Kansas.
While at KU,Dylan worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the Center of Applied Neuroeconomics and for Professor David Jarmolwicz’s Lab and was on the Honor Roll for two years. He was a member of the Swim Club and Water Polo Club
In addition to his work as a research assistant, Dylan worked as a Lifeguard at Robinson Health and Physical Education Center at KU; an intern for Pipeline Productions and an intern for Chapman Studios.
Dylan briefly left KU to study audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Engineering Arts, during which time he wrote, produced, mixed and mastered more than three hours of his own music and has performed as a DJ in various venues in Lawrence and Kansas City.
His future plans involve continued research on addiction and/or sustainability.

hanson, maryOn May 14, Mary Joanne Hanson graduated from Rockhurst University and Research College of Nursing with a bachelors of science degree in nursing.
Academic Honors included the Dean’s List all four years, and receiving the Barbara A. Clemence Award, given to one nursing student who demonstrates quiet strength and a willingness to be a risk taker, someone who exhibits insightfulness and a team player mentality.
While in training, Mary took an active leadership role in organizations. She served as president and vice president of Public Relations of the Rockhurst Honors Program; and was a member of Student Government Association, the National Student Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society, Social Mentor and “Rockstar” for incoming Freshmen, and Choir and Theatre.
For the last two years, Mary was a Nurse Intern at Research Medical Center. She was a nursing tutor for incoming students in all subjects and Student Director for Nursing Summer Camp.
“I really love service,” says Mary, “and have taken two long trips to Nicaragua to assist in matters of health, sanitation and education. It’s been really incredible.”
Mary has accepted a job as an RN at Children’s Mercy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and plans to continue her service through medical missions each year for years to come.
Mary’s parents are Joanne and Scott Hanson.

jones, jakeJake Jones, son of Jeanne and Craig Jones, earned the master of business adminis-tration degree from Rockhurst University in December 2015. While working toward his BS and MBA, Jake played baseball at Rockhurst and also had a brief stint in the independent baseball leagues, as a catcher for the Ozark Black Bears.
Last fall, Jake accepted a full-time position as an account administrator in voluntary benefits at Lockton in Kansas City


McAnany, RyanPatrick Damien Ryan McAnany (Ryan) graduated from the University of Dallas on May 15 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. He is the son of Mel and Pat McAnany.
During his college career, Ryan was Head Sports Editor for the university newspaper and President of Phi Alpha Theta National Honors Historical Society. He was on the Dean’s List all eight semesters of college
Ryan also distinguished himself in sports, running varsity cross country/track, setting six UD cross country/track records and serving as team captain his senior year. Ryan was twice named anNCAA Academic All American
His favorite hobbies are hiking, running and golfing with his dad. He says he’s probably worked at some of your LQ home during the summers of 2012 to 2015, doing landscaping and various home projects
Ryan will be teaching English in a mentorship program next year at Saint Louis University High School. He hopes to end up back in Kansas City someday, teaching and coaching cross country.

McNease, MarcusOn May 15, Marcus McNeace graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in business adminis-tration–and took just three years to do so!
While at KU, Marcus was a member of Beta Upsilon Chi-BYX (Brothers Under Christ) and was Homecoming Chair in 2015 and Recruiting Captain in 2015-2016. He played collegiate baseball in 2013 and 2014 and was a member of the Flying Club.
Jobs during college included working at Advantage Metals in Lawrence and A-1 Sewer & Septic Service, Inc.
Also during his college years, Ian Obtained the following licenses: Private Pilot; Multi-Engine Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating; Commercial Single Pilot License with Instrument Rating; Upset Recovery Training. He plans on securing a professional flying position.
Marcus is the son of Danielle and Brett McNeace.

noland, Julia blonde sizedJulia Noland was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education of Kansas State University on May 14. As a member of Pi Beta Phi, she served as vice president of event planning and was chair of Leadership and Nominating.
Julia was a recipient of the Kansas State University Leadership Scholarship (2012-2013), the Pilot’s Program Scholarship (2013-2014) and was on the Dean’s Honor Roll from 2013 to 2016.
She was a member of the Elementary Education Club, the Baking Club, and was a K-State Proud Volunteer. In addition, she played intramural soccer.
During her college years, she was a program leader for Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, taught swimming, tutored students and was a nanny and babysitter.
You may remember Julia from the years she ran in the LQ triathlon with the Lake Quivira Gazelles. She also loved boating with friends and family, and of course, the 4th of July.
Beginning in August, Julia will be teaching 2nd grade at Rhein Benninghoven Elementary in Shawnee Mission. But you may continue seeing her now and then: “I just can’t leave the lake quite yet,” she says, “and am looking forward to being roommates with my parents for the next year!” Julia’s parents are Annie and Kent Noland.

rebori, peterPeter Rebori, son of Elaine and Robert Rebori, graduated after only three years from the University of Kansas with a degree in business adminis-tration with concentrations in entrepreneurship and international business.
Peter was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business school fraternity and an officer in the Entrepreneurship Club at KU. He has spent the last six years during his spare time working in the accounting and marketing departments at Bio-Microbics, Inc.
Peter’s future plans are to attend graduate school to obtain a graduate degree in business.

Sestak, baileyBailey Sestak, daughter of Lynn and Steve Sestak, gradu-ated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in December with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
She also was a member of professional clubs and organizations, including Mortar Board, the Student Nursing Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor’s Society of Nursing. She was a Peer Tutor for the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
From 2012 to 2014, Bailey was a member of the TCU Showgirls. As such, she cheered the Horned Frogs on at the Buffalo Wild Wing Bowl in Arizona, at several football games in the Dallas Cowboy Stadium, at the Big 12 Basketball Conference at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, at the TCU victory over KU in basketball, and several other football, basketball, and baseball events.
A member of Chi Omega sorority, Bailey received the Chi Omega Rho Epsilon Scholarship in 2015.
Work experience during college years was extensive. In addition to babysitting and nannying, she worked at Camp Longhorn in Austin as a camp nurse. The summer after her junior year of college, she was a Summer Nurse Extern in the Critical Care Float Pool (Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Intensive Care Nursery) at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Bailey loves going for walks around Lake Quivira with family and friends and loves everything about the 4th of July (and summer, in general) at LQ.
In February, she began working as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in downtown Kansas City. Currently, she is in the process of moving to the Quality Hill District so she can be closer to Children’s Mercy. “A French Bulldog is hopefully, in my future plans!” she says.

Zoellner, EricEric Zoellner earned a BS in chemical engineering and a minor in economics from the University of Colorado. During his four years at CU he earned several academic scholarships and was on the Dean’s List, finishing with a cumulative GPA of over 3.6.
Eric was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, whose purpose is to recognize superior scholarship and/or leadership achievement. His Senior Capstone Project was to design an upgrade to a diesel fuel plant in China to meet cleaner fuel standards:
He joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, where he served as vice president and philanthropy chair. He worked as a quality control intern at Boulder Beer, analyzing brewing equipment and utilizing statistical analysis to optimize thepackaging process.
In addition to working and studying, Eric had a blast in college, skiing most weekends in the winter and staying in Boulder most summers. He is seeking employment and is interested in a broad range of industries and geographic locations.



Quivira Marketplace – June 2016

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FLYER DELIVERY to all black boxes in LQ (385), $35. Sam Welch, 901-7193 (better to text than call).
FOR SALE: 1994 TRACKER PARTY BARGE 12 with a 1994, Mercury 25HP motor.  For more information, please call 913-334-8619.
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PIANO TUNING: Call Bob Lee, 913-488-5807.
PONTOON BOAT 2007 Odyssey 20 foot pontoon fishing boat. Very nice 9 passenger pontoon with fishing seats up front and livewell. It has been completely reupholstered 2 seasons ago and looks wonderful. It also has a new stereo, speakers, depth/fish finder, and mahogany table. I put a very low hour, Mercury 4 stoke motor on it when I brought it to the lake 2 years ago and a new prop last season. Fires up right away and runs great. $9500 Contact Scott Harvey 913.710.0577.
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW WASHING: Over 40 years experience. Insured and bonded. Free estimates. Gene Jackson, 913-593-1495. 10/16
SWALM’S ORGANIZING SERVICE: Let Me Help You Get ORGANIZED! Garage, Basement, Attic, Shop Spaces, Office, Storage Units. Items sorted, boxed and labeled. Trash bagged. Donations taken to donation centers, cardboard & paper taken to recycling. 20 years’ experience. Listed on Angie’s List. For photos of current work:  913-375-9115. Tillar Swalm. 8/16

2016 Mothers’ Club Calendar

Dates and times are subject to change – please check your email or the Mothers’ Club Facebook page for the latest information. Additional details will be provided closer to the event dates.

Saturday, June 4 – Summer Kick-off Floatilla and Beach Bonfire Social Event – This event will include spouses as well. More details will be sent closer to the event.
Tuesday, June 28 – Monthly Meeting – 7pm social, 7:30 meeting – Hosted at Jennifer Wood’s home – 595 Lakeshore Drive East.
Sunday, July 3 – 3rd of July Party/Fundraiser – More details to come on this new fundraiser!
Monday, July 4 – 4th of July – Fun Run, Parade and Beach Games.
Tuesday, July 26 – Monthly Meeting – 7pm social, 7:30 meeting – Clubhouse
Saturday, August 6 – End of Summer Floatilla Social Event – Details to follow. This will take the place of our August meeting.
Friday, September 16 – Girls Night Out at the Royals Social Event – Details to follow.
Tuesday, September 27 – Monthly Meeting – 7pm social, 7:30 meeting – Clubhouse
Tuesday, October 25 – Monthly Meeting – 7pm social, 7:30 meeting – Clubhouse
Monday, October 31 – Kids’ Halloween Party at the Sailing Dock
November Social Event – Hamburger Mary’s or Wine Tour – Date TBD
Tuesday, November 29 – Monthly Meeting – 7pm social, 7:30 meeting
Tuesday, December 6 – Mothers’ Club Christmas Party – This will take the place of our December meeting.
Sunday, December 11 – Kids’ Christmas Party – Clubhouse, event details to follow.

Crappie Day 2016 hooks young fishermen

Every single kid caught a fish—and several won prizes
Every single kid caught a fish—and several won prizes

By Chris Rone
Our 2nd annual Crappie Day on Sat. May 21, was a lot of fun, and every single kid caught a fish!
We had a beautiful day this year, and everyone was excited and anticipating the Brent Chapman Crappie Clinic. He showed the crowd how to rig poles, use bobbers, hook minnows, finesse small jigs, find the biting depth and much more. He took several questions from the kids and general crowd. He provided some hooks and jigs for some of the kids. They were excited to get some fishing tips from Brent.
The teams launched at 9 a.m. with their minnows provided by the Fishing Club and started the tournament. Lots of rumors were hurling about; the scuttlebutt

Brent Chapman’s Crappie Clinic
Brent Chapman’s Crappie Clinic

was all about the returning champion from last year. The competition was fierce,  unease and tension was wafting across the water like a strong spring mist. Teams jostled and maneuvered for prime position among the known and (not so) secret crappie spots. Maybe we will need a referee next year, but it was entertaining.
In the end, the Chapman boat, led by Mason, dominated the competition, routing the return champion, Ethan, in the Kurt Rone boat by twenty crappie. Teams gathered for the weigh in, and friendly congratulations and applause were given to the day’s winners. Team Mason Chapman won two categories, most crappie at 54, and largest crappie. It was a lot of fun, and the fishing club enjoyed sponsoring the event. Our favorite prize category every year is smallest crappie–anyone can win that one!
All six of our fishing pole and tackle kit prizes went to kids.
See you next year.

Three year old Miles Bartels
Three year old Miles Bartels

QRA Summer Rec By Melissa Christy

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June 12
4:30 pm Torch Run
5-7 pm Ice Cream Social
June 13
First day of classes

• It isn’t too late to register online for classes. The link to register is:

• Are you able to help provide cookies or brownies for the ice cream social, please email and let us know!

• Still interested in ordering Spirit Wear? Online orders will no longer be taken, but feel free to put your order form in Melissa Christy’s mailbox (435 Hillcrest Rd E).

International Migratory Bird Day

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Baby Woodpecker by Dieter Kinner

By Mike Cooper
The 20th annual Lake Quivira 24-hour bird-a-thon was held Sat., May 14. The event coincided with the “International Migratory Bird Day,” a global event each May.
Participants included Bob Lee, John Weigel, Hugh Jefferies, Jack and Spencer Revare, Kendall and Mike Cooper. We recorded 68 species on an unseasonably cool, windy day with smaller than normal numbers of migratory warblers, vireos, thrushes and waterfowl.
This information is compiled with nations around the world at Cornell’s ornithology lab. From it are derived trends in species populations and migratory dates and routes.
It is a lot of fun to find the maximum number of different birds within a day. Join us next year!


Results from QMGA 2+2 Scramble-Shamble Tournament

By John Carson
A window of clear weather graced the 2 + 2 tournament. It was one of the best days in May for golf. The frequent and heavy rain showers this past month have made getting in a full round of golf rather difficult.
Following are the results of the tournament
Flight 1. 1st – 111 (T), Scott Yates, Kevin Londeen, Jim Erickson & Joe Jones; Kevin Murray, Don Cox, Dan Bock & Dave Blankenship. 2nd – 112, Chris Ehlers, Kent Clements, Jay Lucas & Landy Boling; 3rd – 113, Tom Barnett, Warren McCamish, Dick Johnson & Steve Terbovich.
Flight 2. 1st – 114, Andrew Tylicki, Stan Dohm, Jae Lee & Chad Bulleigh; 2nd – 115, Mike Cooper, Jeff Kembel, Pat Voight & Dan Witt; 3rd – 116, Paul Weise, Hake Heller, Mark Pereira & Josh Heinrich; 4th – 117 (T), Jon Stewart, Tim Arnold, Jim Lewis & David Baltuska; John Cotter, John Hoover, Ed Markley & Bill Eckinger.
Flight 3. 1st – 107, Bill Wengert, Colin Ashby, Phil Caballero & Dan Grocki; 2nd – 110, Gerald Watts, Bob Smith, Ray Chandler & Leo Despain; 3rd – 112, Bruce Bowman, Max Calliham, Randy Cruse & Jim Folsom; 4th – 114 (T), Eric Vossman, Eric Beatty, Joe Walsh & Josh Borchardt; John Christy, Sean Phillips, Jim Dorsey & Charlie Fajkus.
Golf Course Improvements
The reconstructed No. 2 green and surrounds and No. 3 tees are tentatively slated to be open for play in mid-June. It should be interesting as to the strategy the various golfers use to play the new No. 2.

Member-member tourney, step-aside scramble top May QWGA events

By Linda Cruse
Weather played a factor in this year’s 18-hole QWGA member-member golf tournament, which was shortened to one day due to the rain. Instead of a two-day eclectic event, this year’s member-member was a one-day, best ball tournament held on May 18.
Congratulations to this year’s winners! Winning the first flight were Jody McCamish and Joyce Terbovich, first, and tied for second were the teams of Judy Stanion and Cathy Goodger and Christina Gomer and Sandra Karley. Second flight winners were Leslie Treas and Lisa Coffman, first; Linda Cruse and Donna Williams, second; and Connie Sheppard and Karen Folsom, third.
The winning team in the this year’s Spring Invitational Step-Aside Scramble on May 3 was the team of Betsy Vossman, Judy Stanion, Leslie Treas and Lynn Sestak. Tied for second were the teams of Lisa Coffman, Janice Chandler, Dee Rolig and Lisa Walsh and the team of Becky Johnson, Audrey Cox, Deb McDermott and Karen Folsom. Special event winners in the event were Carolyn Lynch, Cathy Owen, Katie Marx, Leslie Treas, Lynn Sestak and Lisa Coffman.
Plans are being finalized for our member-guest tournament on June 20-22. The theme for this year’s event is “Pocahontas with a Southern Twist.”
Teams will be comprised of one QWGA member and three guests or two members and two guests. Sandy Whitaker, chair, said highlights of the tournament will include a Kentucky Derby Cocktail Party at 6 p.m. on June 20 with a decorative hat contest and other surprises. A two best ball format will be featured on Tuesday and Wednesday. Special event prizes will be awarded both days, and gross and net derbies will be held on Tuesday
Please contact Sandy at 913-980-7423, or email if you have sponsor ideas or would like to volunteer.

Lake Quivira Community Ministry – The Little Church with the Big Heart

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David Simms

By Barb Prater
Do you know a “Detail Guy?” We at Lake Quivira Community Ministry are privileged to have David Simms as our Lay Leader for the past year, and he is just the person you want to have around when things need to get done. David prefers to work behind the scenes, as do most of the LQCM members who take turns filling various positions. David’s business background, organizational skills and attention to detail helped him in the role of Lay Leader. The position is loosely defined as the business and operational leader of the congregation who also supports our two pastors. His main goal was to update LQCM with minor changes suggested by the congregation, while opening our outreach to others. A survey was taken of current and former members to better understand what the congregation desired and where we wanted to be in the next few years, led by our two wonderful pastors. Recommendations are now being implemented–re-evaluation of our missions giving (Landy Boling is leading that endeavor); increased media (signage, Quiviran, online); efforts to identify and welcome newcomers; and consolidation of music (we love to sing!) .In short, we have taken congregation input to retain the things we love and make us who we are, while making some modifications to be more relevant and welcoming. David is grateful to everyone who contributed their time and thoughtful leadership.
Lake Quivira Community Ministry (LQCM) is hosting a Welcome/Thank You Picnic for The Lake on Sun., June 26, starting at 5 p.m., at the Sailing Dock. The purpose of this event is to thank The Lake Community for all the support you have given LQCM over the years in our outreach endeavors, both inside and outside the Gate and to familiarize everyone about our congregation. LQCM will be providing BBQ and plenty of side dishes. All you need to do is come and enjoy (and maybe bring a folding chair or two). Because the number of attendees is limited at the Sailing Dock, we request that you RSVP your numbers not later than Mon., June 20, to Roy Worthington at The early birds get the BBQ! See you at the Picnic.
Rev. Pam will be preaching most Sundays. We are honored to have Rev. Al Pope give the message the first week.
June 5: Al Pope, Pastor Emeritus
June 12: Text: 1 Kings 21:1-21; Title: “That Nasty Old Testament God We’ve Been Hearing About”
June 19: Fathers Day; Text: Luke 8:26-39; Title: “Swine Tossing and a Silent God.” Bring a picture of your father for the altar.
June 26: Text: 2 Kings 2:1-14, Luke 9:51-62; Title: “The Power of God and the Toughness of Jesus”
Many blessings to you. For more information, contact Roy Worthington, new LQCM Lay Leader, 913-962-4557,