Feb. 18, 2004

Kansas Honors Program

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

KU to honor 26 high school seniors from Brown, Doniphan counties at Hiawatha

LAWRENCE -- Students from eight Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, March 3, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 26 seniors from high schools in Brown and Doniphan counties will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner reception at Hiawatha High School, 600 Red Hawk Drive, Hiawatha.

Honorees are listed below.

David Shulenburger, KU provost and executive vice chancellor, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Kirk Cerny, senior vice president for membership services, is in charge of award presentations.

The program will cost parents and alumni $9 each. Honored students will be guests of the Alumni Association and the Endowment Association.

Leland and Debbie Hansen, Hiawatha, will serve as the site and Brown County coordinators and Mike and Pam Arnold, Bendena, will serve as the Doniphan County coordinators.

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
Vickie Miller Elwood High School
Brianna Barnes Hiawatha High School
Blake Barrett Hiawatha High School
Joel Call Hiawatha High School
Gabe DeForest Hiawatha High School
Erin Feuerbacher Hiawatha High School
Austin Heiniger Hiawatha High School
Anna Noll Hiawatha High School
Ashleigh Reynolds Hiawatha High School
Ben Tryon Hiawatha High School
Steve Holt Highland High School
Tommy Moran Highland High School
Gina Berger Horton High School
Jessica Chadwell Horton High School
Meranda Paden Horton High School
Whitney Ryan Horton High School
Jessi Blacksmith Kickapoo Nation School
Alena Cooney Midway High School
Brandi Forney Midway High School
Brady Cummings Troy High School
Bret Johnson Troy High School
Lisa Speaks Troy High School
Tara Turpin Troy High School
Elise Nimtz Wathena High School
Kari Taylor Wathena High School
Kalee Vertin Wathena High School


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