Engelman Special Guest at Hilltop Elementary

Dec. 5, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Monica Engelman of the Kansas women’s basketball team served as a guest speaker at Hilltop Elementary School in Lawrence Monday morning. The junior guard was on hand to award eight lucky students with a good character award.

Engelman had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the eight winners. The group chatted about school and basketball and discussed how to be good students in school. The kids then took Engelman to the lunch room where they enjoyed the day’s special, chicken fajitas, at a private table.

“It’s fun to interact with the kids and let them know that I love their support at the games,” said Engelman. “I know the kids love it and I love it, too. But I also enjoy the opportunity to serve as a role model for them. I want to motivate them to be better people and to work hard and set their goals high.”