The Allen Flame

Nikayla Kussatz

Nikayla Kussatz, Photo Editor

On the Allen Flame staff for the second year is sophomore, Nikayla Kussatz from Gardner, Kan. Kussatz attended Gardner-Edgerton High School where she was active in her school's yearbook class while also playing softball and volleyball. While in high school she was able to get some experience in the newspaper due to her helping out with her school paper when she was needed. Being a part of Allen’s online student paper, Kussatz is hoping to not just learn more about the newspaper, but also heightening her writing skills.

While attending Allen, she plans on majoring in pre-nursing and is also on an academic scholarship. She became interested in nursing after she worked at a rehabilitation hospital over the summer of 2018. She has her CNA and wants to continue helping people in the future.

Of all her classes so far this semester, Kussatz says she really enjoys anatomy and physiology because she likes learning about the human body. Her main goal for this year is to not flunk any classes and to get into nursing school. After finishing at Allen, she plans on transferring to Pittsburg State, Emporia, or to Washburn University to major in nursing.

A few fun facts about Kussatz are: she is the oldest sibling; in her free time she likes to take long naps or go work out; and she can catch grapes in her mouth. Those wanting to know more about her can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @nnnikayla.

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Iola High School Student Spencer Ames was featured during Allens Jazz Band performance.

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April 13, 2019
Virgil Wright played several solos on the tenor saxophone during the concert.

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April 13, 2019
Paul Borcherding and Austin Ferguson performed in the Allen Jazz Band at the concert.

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April 13, 2019
Ryan Moffet, of Yates Center, played the trumpet for the combined concert.

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April 13, 2019
The Allen Community College, Fort Scott Community College and Neosho County Community College Choirs and Bands collaborated to perform a combined concert last Wednesday at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola.

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April 13, 2019
The Allen Concert Band was among one of the first ensembles to perform.

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April 13, 2019
Hayden Hermann rocked out on the drumset during several of the performances.

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April 13, 2019
Seth Ernst directed both the Fort Scott Community College band and choir.

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April 13, 2019
The Fort Scott Community College Band performed four selections during the combined concert.

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April 13, 2019
The combined band performed John Williams: Movie Adventures leading into intermission on Wednesday night. The piece was conducted by Seth Ernst of Fort Scott Community College.

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April 13, 2019
Following intermission, the Allen Community College Choir, directed by Adrienne Fleming, took the stage.

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April 13, 2019
Following intermission, the Allen Community College Choir, directed by Adrienne Fleming, took the stage.

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April 13, 2019
Freshman Carolyn Appleton was also a featured soloist during the Allen Choirs performance.

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April 13, 2019
Fort Scott Community College Choir performed Hallelujah and Im A Believer during their set.

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April 13, 2019
Fort Scott Community College Choir performed Hallelujah and Im A Believer during their set.

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April 13, 2019
Fort Scott Community College Choir performed Hallelujah and Im A Believer during their set.

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April 13, 2019
The Neosho County Community College Choir was directed by Alan Murray.

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April 13, 2019
The Neosho County Community College Choir was the last individual ensemble of the night.

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April 13, 2019
Alan Murray, of Neosho County Community College, directed the combined choir in their performance of Music from Les Miserables, a 16 minute medley from the Tony award-winning musical.

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April 13, 2019
Adrienne Fleming, of Allen Community College, directed Skyfall performed by the combined choir.

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April 13, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, the director of bands at Allen Community College, led the combined choir and bands in their finale performance of Disney Film Favorites, which he arranged.

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April 13, 2019
Hunter Crane, who played several instruments throughout the concert, rocked out on the bass guitar during the finale performance of Disney Film Favorites.

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