Eagle Awards Banquet to Bring in Mayor as Keynote


Julia Johnson, Journalism Student

Bishop Carroll will be bringing in Wichita mayor Jeff Longwell as the keynote speaker at its annual Eagle Academic Awards Banquet on April 4 at BC.

This banquet is held every year to honor students who are in the top 10% of each class, as well as to recognize members of the National Honors Society.  The National Honors Society is for those students who excel in academics, leadership, and service.

While there is a different speaker every year,  senior Jackson Oxler, a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council, was able to persuade Mayor Longwell to give the keynote speech this year.

NHS sponsor Tracey Fox is glad to have such an important public figure speak this year.

“He’s a good example of someone who can speak to the kids about serving your community and taking leadership roles,” Fox said.