Keanna Bartelli, 2009 Northeast High School graduate, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education Award sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas.

Keanna Bartelli, 2009 Northeast High School graduate, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education Award sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas.
According to Alan Roberts, NEHS principal, Bartelli demonstrated the characteristics necessary to receive this annual award given in honor of a Kansas educational leader. Award recipients are identified in high schools throughout the state as individuals who have displayed the citizenship, community and school service, scholarship and common sense characteristics that make them quality individuals.
The Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award was established in 1996 by Kansas school administrators to honor the long and valuable service that Dennis has provided to Kansas education. The individual attributes that characterize Dennis as a friend of education and, more importantly, as a first-class citizen, are the basis for determining the recipient of the award.
Dennis is deputy commissioner of the Kansas State Department of Education.
Bartelli is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Bartelli, Arma. She plans to major in art education at  Pittsburg State University.
She was designated as a Kansas Honor Scholar and received numerous scholarships, including the Mary Ruth Morozzo Scholarship, Viking Industrial Productions Annual Scholarship, Arma Alumni Association Scholarship, Joseph Elnicki Memorial Scholarship, Quincy Wood Memorial “QEW” Scholarship and the James Cowan-Cameron Cowan Lofts Arts Scholarship.
An honor roll student, she was a member of the NEHS chapter of the National Honor Society, serving as secretary/treasurer. She was also active in the Spanish Club and Student Council. Bartelli was junior class president.
She was active in varsity basketball and varsity volleyball all four years of her high school career, serving one year as captain in each, and was a candidate for basketball and football homecoming queen for two  years.
Bartelli has also received recognition for her art, and was a finalist in the Kansas State Calendar competition, receiving honorable mention, a first place winner in the Pittsburg Public Library Art Show and won awards 2005 through 2008 in the Crawford County Art Show.
She has worked as a child care provider and lifeguard at the Arma City Pool, and done community service at the CHOICES, Pittsburg Family YMCA and the Franklin Community Center and Heritage Museum.