Honors: CTE National Qualifiers, Sports Medals & Championships

Small class sizes have always provided USD 247 area students opportunities to play the sports they love and compete in a variety of student organizations that receive state and national recognition.

Please note: This list is known to be incomplete and is being updated as honors are confirmed. If you know of any corrections/additions, please email lindas@usd247.com.

Rhodes Scholar

Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

  • 2013 – Allen “Al” Kelley [McCune High, 1950]
  • 2017 – Dennis Franchione [Southeast, 1969]
  • 2017 – Dean Kelley [McCune High, 1949]

Baseball

Boys Basketball

  • [McCune High] Crawford County League Champions 1948
  • [McCune High] CNC League Champions 1949
  • [McCune High] Regional Champions 1949
  • [McCune High] Class B State Runner-Up 1949
  • CNC League Champions 1964
  • CNC League Champions 1965
  • CNC League Champions 1967
  • CNC League Champions 1981
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 1988
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 2003
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 2005

Girls Basketball

  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 1980
  • CNC League Champions 1990
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 1992

Cross Country

  • Boys Team State Qualifier Class 3A 1980
  • Boys Team State Qualifier Class 3A 2008
  • Boys Team 12th Place at 3A State 2008
  • Boys Team State Qualifier Class 3A 2012
  • Dietrich Smith 10th Place Individual at State 2015
  • Jessie Jenkins 15th Place Individual at State 2016

Debate/Forensics

Top 10% nationwide

National Qualifiers

  • 2015: 2
  • 2016: 3

State Champions

NSDA’s Leading Chapter Award for the Southeast Kansas NFL District

FBLA

National Medals

National Qualifiers

State Qualifiers

  • 2014: 17
  • 2015: 17
  • 2016: 20
  • 2017: 12

FCCLA

National Medals

National Qualifiers

FFA

Football

  • Duane Davis [McCune High] Kansas Shrine Bowl 1974
  • District Champions Class 3A 1981
  • District Champions Class 3A 1992
  • District Champions Class 3A 2000
  • District Champions Class 3A 2003
  • Bi-District Champions Class 3A 2003
  • District Champions Class 3A 2004
  • Bi-District Champions Class 3A 2004
  • Regional Champions Class 3A 2004
  • Bi-District Champions Class 3A 2005
  • District Champions Class 3A 2010
  • Bi-District Champions Class 3A 2010
  • Ryan Rakestraw Kansas Shrine Bowl 2015

HOSA

National Qualifiers

  • 2016: 2

Music

4-State Honor Band

Southeast District Honor Band

  • 2013: 3
  • 2014: 1
  • 2015: 3

Southeast District Honor Choir

  • 2013: 1
  • 2014: 1
  • 2015: 4
  • 2016: 5

Southeast District Honor Jazz Band

  • 2013: 2

State Music Festival Qualifiers

Scholars Bowl

  • CNC League Champions 1996
  • CNC League Champions 2000
  • CNC League Champions 2001
  • CNC League Champions 2002
  • State Champions Class 3A 2002

Softball

Boys Track & Field

  • Regional Champions Class 3A 1980
  • CNC League Champions 2001

State Medals

  • Tarter [West Mineral High] Broad Jump 2nd 1941
  • Tarter [West Mineral High] Pole Vault 2nd 1941
  • Kernick, Vest, Nutt & Clark [McCune High] Mile Relay State Champion 1953
  • Semonick 180 Low Hurdles 4th 1954
  • Lane [West Mineral High] Javelin State Champion 1954
  • Wilson [McCune High] 120 H Hurdles 4th 1959
  • Justice [West Mineral High] 180 L Hurdles 5th 1959
  • Justice [West Mineral High] 180 Low Hurdles 2nd 1961
  • O’Neal [West Mineral High] 440 4th 1961
  • O’Neal 180 Low Hurdles 4th 1962
  • Mike Mordica Javelin 2nd 1970
  • Chris Naylor High Jump 4th 1972
  • Boys Team Overall 5th place (24 points) 1981
  • Doug Chad 800M 2nd 1981
  • David Stricklin 1600M 3rd 1981
  • Derek Westervelt High Jump State Champion 1981
  • Scott Brynds 100M 5th 1986
  • Scott Brynds 100M 5th 1987
  • Mike Gall 400M 5th 1987
  • Mike Gall 400M 6th 1988
  • Paul Timmons Discus 3rd 1992
  • Korey Kimrey 1600M 3rd 1998
  • Brandon Figura Long Jump 4th 2000
  • Brandon Figura Long Jump 7th 2002
  • Michael Allen, Brandon Figura, Trent McGown & Rodney Schultze Boys 4×100 7th 2002
  • Braden Buzard, Sam Holden, Clint Rider & Lance Smith Boys 4×800  6th 2004
  • Travis Franklin Javelin 6th 2005
  • Jamie Han 800M 3rd 2008
  • Nick Renfro 300M Hurdles 2nd 2008
  • Ryan Rakestraw High Jump 5th 2012
  • Ryan Rakestraw High Jump 4th 2013
  • Ryan Rakestraw Long Jump 8th 2014
  • Ryan Rakestraw High Jump 5th 2015

Girls Track & Field

  • CNC League Champions 1987

State Medals

TSA

National Medals

National Qualifiers

Volleyball

  • CNC League Champions 1974
  • Regional Champions Class 2A 1974
  • CNC League Champions 1975
  • CNC League Champions 1976
  • Regional Champions Class 2A 1976
  • CNC League Champions 1979
  • CNC League Champions 1980
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 1980
  • Sub-State Champions Class 4A 1981
  • Sub-State Champions Class 4A 1982
  • CNC League Champions 1990
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 1991
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 1999
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 2010
  • CNC League Champions 2011
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 2011
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 2012
  • Sub-State Champions Class 3A 2014

Wrestling

State Medals

Yearbook

National Yearbook Program of Excellence

  • 2011-12
  • 2015-16

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Boys Golf

(Southeast no longer has a Golf team)

  • CNC League Champions 2000
  • Regional Champions Class 3A 2000
  • CNC League Champions 2001
  • Regional Champions Class 3A 2001
  • Regional Champions Class 3A 2002
  • CNC League Champions 2003