Ms. Gebhardt teaches 8th Grade Science and this is her first year of teaching. She chose to become teacher and was inspired because she loves kids! She loves coaching basketball and volleyball. She says it’s awesome to see all of the girls improve! What she enjoys about teaching is going to work every day to see all of her kids. Ms. Gebhardt wishes to tell the community, parents, and caregivers, “Thank you for raising great kids!”
Sophia is in the 10th grade with a 4.0 GPA: the daughter to Katherine Justus & Jennifer Allen and Robert & Denise Justus. She’s active at school as the Woman’s Basketball Manager, Softball and the Climate Committee. She’s also busy volunteering with the Salvation Army and Love Chloe. She is involved with Salina Juniors Volleyball and Summer League Softball with the Salina Heat. Sophia enjoys school because it prepares her for college and other successes to come in her life. Her siblings are Addie, Barkley, and Lexie.
Julia is in the 7th grade with a 4.0 GPA; the daughter of John and Amy Luber. She’s active at school with the Cross Country Team. Her favorite subject at South Middle School is Social Studies because she finds learning about different cultures interesting. Julia plans to attend college and study to become a veterinarian. She enjoys horseback riding and she pet and baby sits. She has two brothers in High School, Mark and Matthew.
Cooper is in the 7th grade and is the son of Jason and Candi Chard. He’s active at school by playing Football and Wrestling for Lakewood. His favorite subject is Social Studies with Mr. Ibarra and learning about the history of our state and country. Cooper plans to attend college after High School to play football and study to become a chiropractor. He enjoys going to football games, family vacations and spending time with his parents and older brother, Peyton.