by Kymee Noll – Horizon Editor-in-Chief
We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz and excitement about the upcoming LARKfest event where students will get an opportunity to…it’s all about…there will be food…no wait, what is LARKfest exactly?
Organized by business instructor, David LeVan, the April 16 event will highlight education and service, two principles of Hesston College’s mission.
“It is a day set aside to celebrate student excellence,” said LeVan. “It is a day when, as a community, we come together to celebrate the best of Hesston College.”
LARKfest kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with first-year student service projects and the CLA+/GPI assessment for sophomores.
Service opportunities include helping children at local public schools, singing at Schowalter Villa, sorting books for Ethiopia Reads, and more. Meanwhile, the CLA+ assessment will help evaluate academic progress in sophomores, and Hesston College’s effectiveness.
Following the assessment and service projects, the LARKfest Awards Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Hesston Mennonite Church shining a spotlight on students worthy of academic department, RA, ambassador, and athletics awards.
After the awards ceremony at 11:40 a.m. students will make their way to the lawn outside of Bontrager Student Center to enjoy food, student art, environmental science posters, energy and conservation recycling programs, and catch up on the Nursing BSN program’s progress, among many other drop-in sessions.
Beginning at 1 p.m. students will be showcasing their best work in a wide variety of presentations, from chemical demonstrations to student-made films. Check your email and search for posters around campus for a full schedule of students presentations.
Finally, to end the exciting day, closing celebrations will be outside of Kropf where you can snack on homemade cookies and hang out with students and community members.