For John Kant of St. James Catholic School in Augusta, this summer’s activities will include a trip to the Cosmosphere Aerospace Camp, courtesy of Citizens Bank of Kansas (CBK).  

For the fourth straight year, CBK has offered scholarships for the communities it serves.  Fifth grade students are invited to participate in an essay contest describing “Why I Want to Go to Space Camp” to win the trip.   

The bank announced Kant’s scholarship Friday. He joins six other previously awarded scholarship winners.

The 2019 scholarship winners include:

Sean Kostner –St. Patrick’s Catholic School, Kingman

Lillian Eichman – Pray-Woodman, Maize

Jaymison Saferite – Grandview Elementary, El Dorado

Claire Cunningham – Medicine Lodge Elementary

Ava-Grace Winters – Lowell Elementary, Winfield

Tanner Perry – Tanglewood Elementary, Derby

John Kant — St. James Catholic School, Augusta

“One of the best parts of the contest is delivering the good news to the winners during the last days of the school year,” said Jane Deterding, Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank of Kansas.  “The pictures say it all on the faces of the kids and the CBK staff delivering the good news. In addition to the staff members shown in the pictures, CBK Executive Assistant Allison Keith coordinates the contest and deserves a big thank you!”  

The winning students will attend the Cosmosphere’s Mars Academy camp, a three-day overnight camp during which students build robotic sensor platforms to navigate a Martian landscape, construct a power grid, engineer and program robots, geocache to find their survival needs and build a Martian habitat.