Kristal Cutler has been leading the Southeast pep band for six years. Her energy while conducting the band doesn't go unnoticed by opposing fans attending games at the school. Cutler says she hopes her energy brings out the best in her students and her students say the enthusiasm is a part of their identity. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Sudha Tokala, the pharmacist who has been on something of a downtown building buying spree, has purchased another property and is now sharing a small glimpse into her plans for four buildings. Sutton Place at 209 E. William is Tokala’s latest purchase. She also owns the former Henry’s building at 124 S. Broadway, Broadway Plaza at 105 S. Broadway and the former Finney State Office Building, which is two joined buildings at 130 S. Market and 230 E. William. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
Chase and Annie Koch, the son and daughter-in-law of Koch Industries chief Charles Koch, are getting into the private school business in Wichita, financing a new pre-K-to-12 school on the campus of Wichita State University.
South High teacher David Young is honored by the faculty and student body during an assembly at the school on Friday. Young is a member of the National Guard and is leaving on a year-long deployment this month.
Remember the days when you'd just get a phone call announcing school was closed for snow? Well, now principals and teachers (with the help of some special guests) are kicking those announcements up a notch by singing and rapping your school status.
Forty-three kids from Rolph Literacy Academy, a school for kids with dyslexia in Wichita, Kansas, rap the popular children's book. The beat and video were produced by 17-year-old Caleb Hope, who also happens to be dyslexic. (Video by Caleb Hope and the Fundamental Learning Center)
William Eckels talks about his son, Elijah, 4, who is a student at The Opportunity Project learning center in northeast Wichita. He is a single dad and a big cheerleader for the TOP program. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)