The Garden City Telegram

Classtime Briefs

Meats team first in Omaha, Neb.

The Garden City Community College Meats Team took first place at the recent American Royal Meats Contest, with a number of members earning individual honors as well.

This is the first year GCCC has brought home the championship rank since the division was invited to the contest in 1998. The team won the title by a large margin of 59 points.

The American Meat Science Association-sanctioned competition took place Oct. 21 at Nebraska Beef, Ltd. in Omaha, with university and community college competitors on hand from states throughout the central U.S.

Alan Caro, Satanta, placed first in high individual overall by 33 points, along with high individual in beef grading, beef judging, total beef and questions. Caro also placed second in placings, and third in pork judging.

Sammie Leeds, Council Grove, placed second in high individual overall, questions, total beef and pork judging. Leeds placed third in beef judging as well.,

Skyler Glenn, Holcomb, was fifth high individual overall, first in lamb judging and fourth in placings.

Casey Henderson, Satanta, finished with 13th in the high individual overall and sixth in the questions category.

The alternate places included McKenzie Hatch, Kersey, Colo., with third high alternate overall; Stanley Palma, East St. Louis, Mo., with fourth high alternate overall; Katie Blankenship, Satanta, with sixth high alternate overall; and Alex Trujillo, Garden City, with seventh high alternate overall.

KU summer grads

More than 1,100 students graduated from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 55 Kansas counties, 44 other states and the District of Columbia, and 27 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar.

The list of graduates included the following area students:

Finney County: Ashlea F. Orrell, Garden City, master of science in education

Grant County: Kcie Kinsinger, Ulysses, bachelor of arts in speech-¬¬≠language-¬¬≠hearing

Greeley County: Candi Nigh, Tribune, certificate of residency in family practice

Hamilton County: Philip M. Gould, Syracuse, bachelor of general studies in environmental studies

Hastings donates to GCCC ALC

Hastings Entertainment has partnered with its customers to support literacy by collecting donations at its retail superstores. Each retail superstore collected customer donations from September through August. Hastings announced on Oct. 23 that approximately $56,000 had been collected in 2013 to support literacy councils and libraries in the cities of the company's 128 retail superstores.

The Garden City Hastings Entertainment store collected $228.53 and will be donating the funds to the Garden City Community College Adult Learning Center.

Hastings maintains an active involvement in the fight against illiteracy. Hastings believes that by fostering local efforts to combat illiteracy through collecting donations from customers and making direct contributions, a difference can be made in every community the company serves.