Jan. 28, 2004

Kansas Honors Program

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

KU to honor high school seniors from 4 north central counties at Beloit on Feb. 9

Related story: Michele Heidrick of Beloit to be honored for 31 years of service with KU program

LAWRENCE -- Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Feb. 9, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 36 seniors from high schools in Cloud, Jewell, Mitchell and Republic counties will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner reception at the Beloit Country Club, East Main Street, Beloit.

Honorees are listed below.

Marlesa Roney, KU vice provost for student success, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representatives Fred B. Williams, president and CEO of the Kansas Alumni Association, and Dr. Linda Duston Warren, Hanover physician and chair of Kansas Alumni Association board of directors, are in charge of award presentations.

The program will cost parents and alumni $13 each. Honored students will be guests of the Alumni Association and the Endowment Association.

Michele Heidrick, Beloit, will serve as the site and Mitchell County coordinator. Nicole Palmquist, Concordia, will serve as the Cloud County coordinator. Marilyn Haase, Belleville, will serve as the Republic County coordinator, and Cathy Dauner, Mankato, will serve as the Jewell County coordinator.

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
Marissa Hinson Belleville High School
Bethany Hurley Belleville High School
Kelley Melton Belleville High School
Michael Popelka Belleville High School
Shayna Van Nortwick Belleville High School
Ryan Crawford Beloit High School
Ashley Duntz Beloit High School
Camille Fulhage Beloit High School
Daniel Kimple Beloit High School
Amy Pettijohn Beloit High School
Amber Schmitt Beloit High School
Joshua Wendell Beloit High School
Matthew Wright Beloit High School
Janelle Forshee Concordia High School
Brandi Gallagher Concordia High School
Stephanie Gallagher Concordia High School
Carly Horkman Concordia High School
Chelsey Horkman Concordia High School
Stacy Johnson Concordia High School
Matt Kueker Concordia High School
Rans Lowell Concordia High School
Hilary McNichols Concordia High School
Wendy Mitchell Concordia High School
Shelby Prindaville Concordia High School
Jarod Miller Glasco High School
Kara Kolman Hillcrest High School
Julie Hoel Jewell High School
Reba Liggett Mankato High School
Ericka Melby Mankato High School
Ryan Cyr Miltonvale High School
Brock Hanel Pike Valley High School
Nicole Melby Pike Valley High School
Ann Frances Draemel St. John’s High School
Kimberly Streit Tipton High School
Lauren Jeffery White Rock High School
Malanie Kriley White Rock High School


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