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Spring 2015 Issue

In this issue, we are pleased to recognize the work of two high school seniors from North Central Kansas. These students submitted the top entries in the 2014-2015 Rural Voices Youth Contest.

First Place: Madeline Moore, Marysville High School

Second Place: Aaron England, Abilene High School

The Rural Voices Contest is sponsored by the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC), Beloit, Kansas. Each year high school seniors in North Central Kansas are invited to prepare an original work on an assigned theme. The theme for the 2014-2015 contest was “Rural Kansas...Opportunity."


Silver Lining
By Madeline Moore

"I have no idea what to wear." That was my exact thought about four years ago before the first day at my new school in Marysville, Kansas. It was a pretty legitimate concern if you ask me. My world of a concrete jungle smack dab in the middle of the desert had been traded for a three stoplight town surrounded by wide open spaces of farmland and cows. When I had asked my friends back in New Mexico what I should wear, they told me I should dress as Dorothy. Though funny, their suggestion was of very little help.

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My Rural Kansas Opportunity
By Aaron England

The darkness and quiet always greet me first. It’s hard to get out of bed,
but there is something inexpressible about the early moments of my day when no one else is up and my thoughts are my own. I have been getting up at five a.m. since my sophomore year in high school to go to work. I work on a cattle farm near my hometown and the demands of the day require an early start. As I commute to the farm I contemplate my future, what I want to do and where I want to live. Each morning as I drive and look out over pasture ground and into the sunrise, I grow deeper in appreciation for my part of the world - a place that is all too often unappreciated, unnoticed and overlooked… the great plains of rural Kansas.

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