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February 20, 2008

College Republicans take part in Kansas Day festivities


College Republicans ClubRecently, the members of College Republicans of Cowley College traveled to Topeka in celebration of Kansas Day.

Sponsored by First Intermark and the Cowley County Republican Party, the young women were offered the experience of a lifetime. Over the course of three days, the budding political hopefuls attended district meetings, luncheons and receptions hosted by members of the Kansas Federation of Republican Women. The group showed a great deal of interest in the students, saying they were the “next generation” and the “generation to lead the Country.” They showed great appreciation for the activism and interest showed by all six members.

The group and their sponsor, Tim Durham, were recognized at the Kansans For Life prayer breakfast. Many civic leaders and directors from Kansas Federation of Republican Women and Kansans For Life were excited about the possibility of being hosted to speak on campus.

“I have a fire that is lit and I believe for the first time in my life, I feel like I can make a difference in the world!” said Jessica Peterson of Arkansas, who serves as the Treasurer for the College Republicans of Cowley College.

College Republicans is in its first year at Cowley College, and is open to anyone who has an interest in the Republican party, or just wants to learn about politics and government in general. For details, contact College Republicans president Tiffany Kiolbasa at

Missy Patterson serves as vice president; Hannah Meek is the secretary; Lynlea Bartlett is the activity officer; and Dori Stevens is the club historian/creative officer.

Pictured from left to right is: Missy Patterson, Lynlea Bartlett, Dori Stevens, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, Tiffany Klolbasa, Hannah Meek, and Jessica Peterson.