Leann Sulzen

Leann Sulzen, a 2007 graduate of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State University, was the education reporter for the Shawnee Dispatch and the De Soto Explorer from May 2007 to August 2008. While at K-State, she worked on the K-State Collegian for four years where she was editor in chief and many other positions. She also interned with the Salina Journal in Salina, Kan., in summer 2005. Leann is a Kansas City, Kan., native and graduated from Turner High School in 2003.

Recent stories

Retreads for the playground
School, center to use tire pieces to cushion play areas
September 3, 2008
The De Soto school district received a $39,171 grant to buy recycled tire material for playground resurfacing at Countryside and Riverview Elementary School.
Shawnee sisters find pageant success
After winning local crowns, girls ready to continue in more competitions
August 27, 2008
Pageants are a family affair for the Marx family.
De Soto schools experience growth spurt
August 26, 2008
De Soto USD 232’s preliminary enrollment numbers show about 409 more students than the district’s official headcount from 2007.
Bids for De Soto district school additions to be awarded
August 26, 2008
The bids are on the street for building expansions to Starside and Clear Creek elementary schools.
Next level in sight for juniors
August 20, 2008
Although members of the class of 2010 just started their junior year, college is on many of their minds as they prepare to narrow their choices.
Nieman principal says school achieves adequate progress
August 19, 2008
It’s not official yet, but Nieman Elementary School principal Fred Vaughn said preliminary results from state assessments look promising.
SM ACT scores increase overall
North, Northwest focus on college-level courses to prepare students for test
August 19, 2008
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School’s ACT composite scores are up this year with a 23.9 average.
Leaders of the pack
St. James’ first students now seniors
August 19, 2008
The senior class at St. James Academy has been leaders since the day those students stepped foot into the new Catholic high school as freshmen in 2005.
Shawnee Mission School District mill levy to rise
Board approves .024-mill increase in property tax rate for 2008-09
August 13, 2008
Homeowners in Shawnee Mission USD 512 will see a slight increase in their property taxes allocated to the school district in 2008-09.
De Soto scores inch higher; rigor cited in improvements
August 13, 2008
De Soto USD 232 ACT scores inched back up in 2008 after a slight decrease in 2007.

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Recent photos

The Rev. Wallace Smith has started Journey Community Church in Shawnee.

Bob Nowak bites into a piece of chicken, judging it for its taste and tenderness. Nowak attended the barbecue judging class Saturday to learn some tricks for his barbecue team Lost in Sauce.

John Hills, Olathe, and Kevin Johnson, Overland Park, judge ribs shown by table official Mike Fracul, Shawnee, for appearance Saturday at the Kansas City Barbecue Society barbecue judging class at the Shawnee Civic Centre.

Quincy Hubert, 4, of Shawnee, holds her breath Friday to make one of Devin Henderson's tricks more magical.

Curly, played by Robert Hingula of Shawnee, sings "Surry with the Fringe on Top" to Laurey, played by Alyssa Couturier in Theatre in the Park's production of "Oklahoma!"

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