Joe Drape, author of Our Boys to speak at Washburn University

iRead, Mabee Library & Washburn FYE present the 2012 iRead Lecture – Joe Drape, Author of the 2012-13 iRead featured book, Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains With the Smith Center Redmen. September 18, 2012 7:00 pm White Concert Hall Washburn University Free and Open to the Public Tickets available at the Topeka […]

Hup, Hup, Read! Our Boys Selected as Washburn’s iRead Book

Be part of a shared community reading experience through Washburn’s iRead program this fall. Pick up “Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen” and you will find it’s much more than book on a winning football team. It’s about developing a winning culture in a small-town community.

“Our Boys,” the 2012 Kansas Reads Choice

Eight state championships, a 79-game winning streak, an .825 winning percentage, and over 300 career wins. Amazingly, these aren’t the most important things Coach Roger Barta has brought to the football program at Smith Center High School in Smith Center, Kan. His philosophy – of always putting forth your best effort, striving to improve every […]