April 8, 2004

Kansas Honors Program

Contact: Carolyn Barnes, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760.

KU to honor 59 high school seniors from 9 northwest counties at Oakley April 19

LAWRENCE -- Students from 18 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, April 19, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 59 seniors from high schools in Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace counties will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner reception at Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center, 703 W. Second St., Oakley.

Honorees are listed below.

David Shulenburger, KU provost and executive vice chancellor, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Kelly Norris, executive assistant for external programs, is in charge of award presentations.

The program will cost parents and alumni $10 each. Honored students will be guests of the Alumni Association and the Endowment Association.

Wade Park, Oakley, will serve as the coordinator for the site and for Gove, Logan and Sheridan counties. Mike and Brenda Day, St. Francis, will serve as the Cheyenne County coordinators. Kurt Vollertsen, Oberlin, will serve as the Decatur County coordinator. Charles and Connie Peckham, Atwood, will serve as the Rawlins County coodinators. Perry and Janet Warren, Goodland, will serve as the Sherman County coordinators, and Sharon Steele, Colby, will serve as the coordinator for Thomas and Wallace counties.

The KU Endowment Association and the KU Alumni Association began sponsoring the Kansas Honors Program in 1971. The program has honored 89,113 students in the top 10 percent of the Kansas high school senior classes.

First Name Last Name High School
Adam Holste Atwood High School
Justine Horinek Atwood High School
Erin Jones Atwood High School
Patrick Sweet Atwood High School
Ashley Cook Brewster High School
Cristi Antholz Cheylin High School
Kylie Dixson Cheylin High School
Hayley Young Cheylin High School
Shalin Brogan Colby High School
Joshua Cox Colby High School
Erika Erickson Colby High School
Crystal Herschberger Colby High School
Matthew Hull Colby High School
Rebekah Lang Colby High School
Taylor Miller Colby High School
Amanda Seemann Colby High School
Ethan Walker Colby High School
Jami Williams Colby High School
Kelsey Dorshorst Decatur Community High School
Serina Heikes Decatur Community High School
Allie Moore Decatur Community High School
Amber Reynolds Decatur Community High School
Dana Broeckelman Golden Plains High School
Landon Truetken Golden Plains High School
Amy Anderson Goodland High School
Jared Doke Goodland High School
Trista Lalicker Goodland High School
Megan McCall Goodland High School
Brittney Redlin Goodland High School
Lance Tedford Goodland High School
Michael Zimmerman Goodland High School
Tess Beckman Grinnel High School
Curtis Brown Herndon High School
Darren Oelke Hoxie High School
Ryan Shipley Hoxie High School
Amy Wessel Hoxie High School
Katie Jo Randolph Jennings High School
Caleb Acton Oakley High School
Jennifer Crandall Oakley High School
Brooke Inlow Oakley High School
Katie Kersenbrock Oakley High School
Amber Ziegler Oakley High School
Cassidy Breeden Quinter High School
Ben Machen Quinter High School
Amy Porter Quinter High School
Lea Acuff St. Francis High School
Kyle Buffinton St. Francis High School
Toni Rice St. Francis High School
Jonathan Roelfs St. Francis High School
Dillian Zweygardt St. Francis High School
Mattie Presson Triplains High School
Lexie Bellamy Wallace County High School
Tamela Bolen Wallace County High School
Patrick Bussen Wallace County High School
Tessa Howard Wallace County High School
Anastasia Horn Weskan High School
Jenna Kennedy Wheatland High School


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