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Laptop Winners 2016

Since 2005, the Crusader Website has been distributing laptops to eligible** graduating seniors at WHS, using monies raised via the website including ad revenues and other fundraising activities.

We are elated that over the past decade plus, the website has awarded over 170 laptops to seniors but also sad that all that were eligible could not be assisted.

Each year there are usually 65-70 graduating seniors eligible for college assistance through the guidance office and each year we generally can assist about 1/2 of those that are eligible with laptop awards.

**OUR GOAL IS TO ASSIST MORE AND ULTIMATELY ASSIST ALL THAT ARE ELIGIBLE**

So this year we are introducing the LAPTOPS FOR COLLEGE PROGRAM through this website. For each donation of $300, a laptop will be awarded - the donor will be listed below and when the laptop is handed out at Class Night to an eligible graduating WHS Senior, it will be announced then as well who the donor was for each!

I am often asked by ALUMS and others what they can do to help...here's your chance! (Smaller donations are also encouraged and accepted and will be combined with other smaller donations to achieve the same purpose). Check below for your graduating class! If you don't see a "drive" started yet for your class, start it!! If you want to assist, send your donation to the Laptop Program to: Steve Sturgis, PO BOX 556, Wellington, KS 67152-0556 ... (MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE to "Wellington Community Foundation" and be sure to write on your check your graduating class and also "For WHS.CC Scholarships"!

Advertisers on the website will be listed below as well, noting their level of involvement with the LAPTOP PROGRAM. The advertisers on wellington.cc have literally provided tens of thousands of dollars over the years and are greatly appreciated for their support - they really do care about Wellington and the students at WHS!!

The GOAL is 70 laptops this year - we found an educational outlet out of Chicago last year that are able to provide us with laptops at a very economical price, couple that savings with additional donations from all of you and we can make this goal!! Nothing would make me happier than to award EVERY ELIGIBLE SENIOR AT CLASS NIGHT WITH A LAPTOP - this assists the parents as well - sending kids off to college or vocational schools can be VERY EXPENSIVE - the Crusader Website is proud to help in that regard on behalf of all who are involved!

NOTE: In the event, there are more eligible seniors than laptops, (as has been the case every year since the laptop program began in May 2005), a "laptop" committee including myself, teachers and others will determine the recipients based on a myriad of info (including community input where applicable) - GPA, Class Standing, ACT scores, financial need etc...all important as are attitude, classroom behavior and behavior in the community and basically being a positive role model for underclassmen, etc. The laptops are meant to reward those students who are known to meet as many of those standards as possible based on the observations of the committee over time as well as documentation provided through the application process. An attempt to be fair, has been and always will be made.

The following ADVERTISERS / INDIVIDUALS / OTHERS have committed to the LAPTOP PROGRAM as noted for this school year - their support is greatly appreciated! We hope to see your name on that list sometime soon and look forward to presenting "YOUR" laptop(s) to very deserving WHS Graduate(s) in May at Class Night!
GO BIG RED!! TOGETHER OUR CRUSADER HEARTS BEAT LOUDLY!

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Hometown Sales Lease
PAID IN FULL

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Memory of Bob Goodrum
PAID IN FULL

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Memory of Jayne Phelps Schalk
PAID IN FULL

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Class of 1983 3 Laptops in progress
GOAL: $900 / Anonymous Donor $675,

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Class of 1984 3 Laptops in progress
GOAL: $900 / Anonymous Donor $675,

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Class of 1967 1 Laptop in progress
GOAL: $300 / Charles and Brenda Wallace $200,

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Cornejo/Day Funeral Home 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL

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Memory of Matt Bertrand 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL

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Class of 1982 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL by Class Treasurer

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Class of 1959 1 Laptop in progress
GOAL: $300 / Marvel Allen McLean $20,

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Class of 1955 1 Laptop in progress
GOAL: $300 / Fred McLean $20, Judy Wiley $15, Class of 1955 Treasurer $100,

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Class of 2015 1 Laptop in progress
GOAL: $300 / Maggie Fink $23,

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Class of 1978 1 Laptop in progress
GOAL: $300 / Diana Allton-Frazier $50,

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Class of 1982 1 Laptop
GOAL: $300 / Rebecca Bower $300 - PAID IN FULL
2nd Laptop GOAL: $300 / Tammy Bradbury $25, Tina Walton $25

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Class of 1981 -  1 Laptop - D. Carroll
GOAL: $300 / Darla Hamburg Carroll $300 - PAID IN FULL
2nd Laptop GOAL: $300 / Patrick Fink $52.50,

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Class of 1977 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL by Class Treasurer

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Class of 1979 1 Laptop
GOAL: $300 / Valerie Ledesma $50, Lynda Vonweller $35, Alan Fish $50, Charles Goldring $20, Shelly Martin $20, Melinda Sewell $20, Richard Abasolo $20, Michael Baptist $20, Ret Butler $30, Sheree Yoder $20, Annette Linnebur $20, Helen Jones $25,

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Vince Erwin Glass 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL

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Class of 1986 1 Laptop
GOAL: $300 / Jeff Defore $30, Judi McEachern Fink $45,

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Wheat Capital Manor 2 Laptops
PAID IN FULL

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The Gold Corner 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL

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Theurer - 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL

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B of C - 3 Laptops
PAID IN FULL

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Class of 1976 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL by Class Treasurer

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SSB 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL

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Class of 1961 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL by Class Treasurer

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Class of 1974 1 Laptop
GOAL: $300 / Tim Ricke $25, Steve Sturgis $25, Randy Langford $25, Bob Rader $25

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Susans 1 Laptop
PAID IN FULL

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Class of 1973 1 Laptop
GOAL: $300 / C. John Cochran $50,

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KOA 2 laptops
PAID IN FULL

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Impact Bank 3 laptops
PAID IN FULL

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Class of 1991 1 Laptop
GOAL: $300 / Stacy Lyles $25, James Chism $25, Karla Defore $25,

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QUESTIONS? INQUIRIES? Contact Steve at ssturgis@usd353.com or mail your contribution to:
WHS.CC Scholarship Fund / c/o Steve Sturgis / PO BOX 556 / Wellington, KS 67152-0556

**to be eligible for selection, the graduating senior must complete the "LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS" through the Guidance Office at WHS. Only those that do will have an opportunity to receive a laptop at Class Night each May.

The "LAPTOPS FOR COLLEGE" Team!