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At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Will Long and Stephanie Bristow of Wellington, Kansas, were selected to attend the 34th Annual Governor’s Scholar Awards Program on May 7, 2017, in Topeka.

The recognition ceremony honors the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors.  Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.  “These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning.  They’ve earned this honor, and I want to congratulate them on this achievement,” Governor Brownback said.  “We also should recognize their families, teachers, and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals.”

This program is coordinated for the Governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force.  It is funded by donations from private sector businesses in Kansas.  The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force was formed 34 years ago to strengthen public confidence in education.   The following organizations are members of the Task Force:  American Association of University Women, Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas National Education Association, Kansas State High School Activities Association, Kansas League of Women Voters, and United School Administrators.

Congratulations Will and Stephanie - way to represent WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL! 

Will is the son of J.C. and Mary Long.
Stephanie is the daughter of Amelia Bristow and Chris Bristow.

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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.