is excited to announce the addition of two new contributors as well as the return of a state recognized high school sports writer.

Caney Valley senior Sullivan Richardson and Galena junior Austin Sturgis will be contributing articles for their respective schools for the 2019-2020 season.

“We don’t want to just showcase the accomplishments of our region’s student-athlete’s but also provide a platform for real world experience to students who might be interested in pursuing a career in journalism or broadcasting.” said managing editor Zoel Lopez.

“I want to write for because I think it will help me boost my college application and I enjoy watching and writing over my high schools’ sporting activities!” said Ricardson.

“Writing for SEK Sports is something I’ve wanted to do since I was about 13 years old.” said Sturgis. “I was kind of inspired by Jacob Lenard (KOAM/Fox14 Sports Editor) at a high school football game. It’s something I wouldn’t mind spending the rest of my life doing.” added Sturgis.

Richardson is now the Caney Valley High School Yearbook editor this year but also participates in cross country, basketball and track. She plans on attending college for an English degree.

Sturgis is a member of the Galena High Schools basketball and baseball team and is also a part of the suicide prevention program, elite choir, and “Bulldog Buddies”. He plans on attending college to pursing a degree in sports broadcasting.

Returning this year for will be Chanute High School sophomore Jayden Gensweider, who was recognized with an honorable mention in the 2019 Kansas High School Journalism competition for his sports writing.

While Gensweider’s local newspaper was searching for a new sports reporter this past winter, Gensweider’s work was used for local sports coverage.

Gensweider is currently planning on attending college to pursue a degree in sports broadcasting or sports journalism.

“We’re excited to have these students on board with us to showcase their talents and build towards their future career.” said Lopez. “You cannot put a price on just how valuable these opportunities are to someone trying to find their voice and passion that will lead them later on in life, especially in our smaller rural areas.”

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