Katie Sowers, a Hesston High School graduate, was hired as a full-time assistant by the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League earlier this summer. This week, Sowers, seen here at 49ers training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., on Aug. 8, came out as gay.
Katie Sowers, a Hesston High School graduate, was hired as a full-time assistant by the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League earlier this summer. This week, Sowers, seen here at 49ers training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., on Aug. 8, came out as gay. Karl Mondon Bay Area News Group/TNS
Katie Sowers, a Hesston High School graduate, was hired as a full-time assistant by the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League earlier this summer. This week, Sowers, seen here at 49ers training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., on Aug. 8, came out as gay. Karl Mondon Bay Area News Group/TNS

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