Chris McClure has been named the “Lindsborg 2019 Kiwanian of the Year,” selected by club membership.
He maintains a rigorous teaching schedule as business teacher in the USD 400 Smoky Valley public schools, teaching courses in Accounting, Marketing, Investing, Computer, and he also is a College and Career counselor. He is an assistant football and head softball coach at Smoky Valley High School.
Born in Salina, McClure grew up mostly in Lyons – where he graduated in 1987.
He attended Garden City Community College -- then Ottawa University to earn a BA degree in Accounting, and he played football, basketball, and baseball.
After graduation he worked as a stock broker in Kansas City, then went back to college at Sterling for a certificate to teach. He received his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University.
McClure taught at Hays, Hamilton High School, and for 20 years currently at Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg.
Chris McClure became a Lindsborg Kiwanian on September 25, 2014. Since then he has become an invaluable Kiwanis member in many ways, according to club president Roger Verdon. He is a faithful member of Lindsborg Kiwanis board of directors.
He established and became tourney director in Lindsborg for the Kiwanis Club “Smoky Valley High School Freshman C Teams Boys Basketball Tournament” – the successor of the USD 400 tournament previously held in Marquette for 27 years until 2015, sponsored by another civic club. This was fifth year for the tournament in Lindsborg, and 32nd year of the freshman tournament.
He and his wife Chandra have two children: son Andrew, a senior at University of Kansas (Science Education), and daughter Halle a sophomore at Bethany College (History Education).