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Citizens Bank of Kansas Space Camp Winners Announced

HUTCHINSON — May 24, 2018 — For five young students, this summer’s activities will include a trip to the Cosmosphere Aerospace Camp, courtesy of Citizens Bank of Kansas (CBK)!  For the straight third year, CBK has offered scholarships — one for each of 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 2018 scholarship winners are:

  • Medicine Lodge:  Kian Guy
  • Wichita: Danny Nguyen
  • Winfield:  Rhyanna Richert
  • Pretty Prairie:  Fallon Brown
  • Kingman:  Noah Wendling


“Our Branch Managers delivered the good news to these students during the last days of school, and they were so excited.  We even have a video of one happy camper on our Facebook page,” said Jane Deterding, Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank of Kansas. “Our own kids have attended these camps and have come home with great stories of space and robots. We’re thrilled to offer this experience for other kids.”   You can find the video on Facebook at .

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.

About Citizens Bank of Kansas

Citizens Bank of Kansas, which has banking facilities throughout south central Kansas, has a strong tradition of community service. CBK takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations. For more information, visit .

About The Cosmosphere

The Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum is located Hutchinson, KS. Its collection includes the largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts in the world, thus allowing the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any other museum.  The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends.  Other attractions include a state-of-the-art Planetarium, allowing visitors to fly among the stars and a totally renovated Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where participants can experience live science demonstrations daily.  Also, every third Saturday, a free family-friendly event called Space Out Saturday takes place in the Cosmosphere lobby.  Families are invited to have fun while learning by participating in hands-on science demonstrations, special kid-friendly tours of the museum and more.