Mr. Ahrens has been teaching at Topeka High since 1984. Science classes that he has taught include chemistry, AP chemistry and physical science. This year, he teaches chemistry and AP chemistry. In his spare time, he likes to cook (and eat), play golf, bicycle, hike, read, think, watch sports, go to theater productions and learn new things. "Do you realize that everything you experience in life involves chemistry?" He is very fortunate to have married Susan Stickley who is a math coach at State Street elementary school. Their two kids are both in college: Shane is at William Jewell studying biology and nonprofit leadership; Anna is at University of Evansville studying archeology. Both Shane and Anna are THS graduates!