Congratulations Mike Wilmoth for 40 Years of Service!

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—The Kansas State High School Activities Association serves students by providing leadership for the administration of education based interscholastic activities—

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March 22, 2018



TOPEKA, Kan. - Each year, the Kansas State High School Activities Association recognizes and honors a select group of contest officials for their dedication and service to Kansas interscholastic athletic programs. The KSHSAA Official Recognition program started in the 1999-2000 school year to honor officials who have contributed significant years of service. Award plaques are given for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of service to the youth and schools of Kansas. Officials reaching these milestones are recognized at a ceremony in conjunction with a state championship event.

Each school year approximately 4,000 men and women, including some high school students, become KSHSAA registered athletic officials. The Association registers officials in 10 of the 14 sports it sponsors. Officials at interscholastic athletic events not only provide for a fair and safe contest environment but also play an important role as participants in the educational development of high school students.

The KSHSAA was pleased to recognize these special individuals for their years of study, preparation, sacrifice of personal time, and most of all, their enduring commitment to the schools and youth of Kansas.

KSHSAA Registered Officials Honored in the Winter of 2018

20 Years of service

30 Years of service

40 Years of service

Mike Buchanan, Manhattan

Steve Fellers, El Dorado

Terrell Black, Cheney

Doug Clark, Wichita

Mark Hintz, Hebron

Thomas Drake, Ottawa

Donald Dufield, Wichita

Kurt McAfee, Wichita

Monty Enright, Manhattan

Jeff Freeman, Topeka

Roy Smith, Iola

Michael Wilmoth, Wellington

Tad Gellender, Lawrence

Troy Wiseman, Topeka


Jeffery Gottstein, Gardner



Richard Nitsch, Leawood






Terrance Powell, Council Grove



Jim Riener, Phillipsburg



Ron Sturgeon, Osborne



Lance Ziegler, WaKeeney




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