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A group attending the KAYS “Be the SPARK Grants presentation Monday in Topeka are: Sally Berger, left, Sponsor Stephanie Affield, KAYS officers, Celine Healy, Grady Clark and Emma Finnegan, and Diane Liebsch.

The Atchison Middle School KAYS Club is among 19 clubs throughout Kansas that are sharing about $85,000 by way of the “Be the Spark” program funding to create or make improvements in their respective communities.

AMS KAYS officers Grady Clark, Emma Finnegan, and Celine Healy, KAYS Sponsor Stephanie Affield, former AMS teachers, Diane Liebsch and Sally Berger, both USD Board of Education members, were all present to hear the announcement Monday, May 9 at the Kansas State High School Activities Association in Topeka.

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