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KAY News Release

Blakely Bittel, daughter of Blake Bittel and Kristi Bittel and Haley Reiter, daughter of Allan and Lisa Reiter have been selected to serve as Junior Staff Members at the 71st Annual KAY Leadership Camp. The camp will be held at Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City from July 23-27, 2018

The KAY (Kansas Association for Youth) program is a character-building, leadership training, service organization sponsored by the Kansas State High School Activities Association and is designed for students in grades 7-12. At KAY Leadership camp, student leaders receive organizational and leadership training, learn about new and exciting service projects, and are given the opportunity to meet and share ideas with hundreds of KAY members from all over the state. Blakely and Haley are seniors at Ellis High School and have both been active members of the Ellis KAY Club for the past six years.

Cheryl Gleason, State Director of the Kansas Association for Youth, with direct the camp. Blakely and Haley will be two of 36 Adult and Junior Staff Members that will lead approximately 275 KAY members in a variety of activities throughout the week.

“Building Dreams” will be the theme for the 2018-2019 school year. By experiencing the spirit and attitude of the KAY Program, KAY student leaders will, without a doubt, touch many lives! Their examples of leadership and enthusiasm will warm the hearts of many and fire up others to be of service, not because they have to-but because they “get to!”

10 KAY members from Ellis High School are planning to attend KAY Leadership Camp this summer. They are: Breonna North, Tessa Cuccia, Trencye Boyce, Jakeb Remer, Meghan Zweifel, Journey Eck, Harlie Bittel, Jose Herman, Toccara Boyce, and Chelsea Herrington. The club’s sponsors are Kristi Bittel & Nicole Carroll.

Kristi Bittel