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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Congresswoman Jenkins: Longtime senator refected positively on Kansas

  • Last week, I had the honor of joining my good friend, former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, in Lawrence, my hometown of Holton, and in Atchison.
    Senator Dole is a delight, and had the whole room laughing with his dry, self-deprecating Kansas humor.
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  • Last week, I had the honor of joining my good friend, former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, in Lawrence, my hometown of Holton, and in Atchison.
    Senator Dole is a delight, and had the whole room laughing with his dry, self-deprecating Kansas humor.
    As he said during his visits, you can take the boy out of Kansas, but you can’t take the Kansan out of the boy.
    The senator has touched many lives throughout his long career. It's no surprise he rose through the ranks and went on to run for the nation’s highest office.
    Senator Dole served with honor and distinction, and is a true Kansan and statesman.
    Erie students finalists in NASA contest
    On Friday, NASA announced the winner of the NASA Exploration Design Challenge.
    Among the five final high school teams was Team Erion from Erie High School. Last month, the group of four female students from Erie High School advanced to the final round to build and test designs for radiation shields for NASA’s new Orion spacecraft.
    These students deserve a huge congratulations.
    Erie High School and the state of Kansas are incredibly proud of their achievements. They were competing against our nation’s brightest young engineers that had more funding and more resources, but with hard work and ingenuity they stood out from more than 100,000 entries to become one of five finalists.
    It is truly inspiring to follow stories like this coming from Eastern Kansas, and I am particularly pleased to see this was an all-female team in a field that is currently dominated by males.
    I challenge them to not let their ideas and creativity end this week and continue to be a role model for all of us.
    Kansas students compete in 2014 Congressional Art Competition
    Each spring, I host an annual Congressional Art Competition in conjunction with the Congressional Institute.
    This year, I received more artwork than ever before. The Second District is filled with truly gifted and talented high school students.
    On May 2, art professionals will judge each entry and select a winning piece to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. The winning artist is also invited to attend a national award ceremony June 25 in Washington, D.C.
    I encourage you to check out all of the submissions on my Facebook page and "like" your favorite artwork. This year, I am pleased to announce I will have a Digital Winner in addition to the official winner.
    The artwork with the most likes at the end of the day May 2 will be recognized with a certificate from my office as the 2014 Congressional Art Competition’s Digital Winner.
    Page 2 of 2 - Fifth annual Jobs Fair fast approaching
    More than 50 employers have signed up for a booth at my 5th Annual Jobs Fair set 9 a.m. to noon May 5 at the Topeka Expocentre.
    The Jobs Fair is free and open to any business that is currently seeking employees and any job-seekers that are looking for a career.
    I encourage you to take advantage of this networking opportunity, and meet a variety of different employers to learn about career possibilities.

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