March 9, 2004

Kansas Honors Program

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

KU to honor 54 high school seniors from Crawford County at Pittsburg March 15

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LAWRENCE -- Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, March 15, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 54 seniors from high schools in Crawford County will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner reception at Pittsburg State University, Crimson and Gold Room, Jack Overman Student Center, Pittsburg.

Honorees are listed below.

During the ceremony, an award will be made posthumously to Megan Mallatt, who died from injuries sustained in a car accident Feb. 15. Her award will be given to her parents, Brenda and Keith Mallatt.

Jerry Bailey, director of the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service in the KU School of Education, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Fred B. Williams, president and CEO of the Kansas Alumni Association, 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.

Nancy Hoff Scott, Pittsburg, will serve as the site coordinator. Rodney and Karen Odgers, Pittsburg, will serve as the Crawford 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
Kevin Bell Frontenac High School
Whitney Brunetti Frontenac High School
Abby Buche Frontenac High School
Cassie Hale Frontenac High School
Ashley Merando Frontenac High School
Chelsi Saia Frontenac High School
Brian Coomes Girard High School
Christopher Dunlap Girard High School
Tanya Gier Girard High School
Taylor High Girard High School
Vincent Hofer Girard High School
Sarah Hutchison Girard High School
Jessilyn Kmiec Girard High School
Jill Kunshek Girard High School
Emily Mahnken Girard High School
Patrick Martin Girard High School
Derrick Mein Girard High School
Aaron Montee Girard High School
Katie Nelson Girard High School
Mandy Smith Girard High School
Jamie Wheeler Girard High School
Benjamin Wilkins Girard High School
Nicole Barnes Northeast High School
David Chase Northeast High School
Barbie Wicker Northeast High School
Zachery Williford Northeast High School
Elizabeth Arthur Pittsburg High School
Rachel Bloom Pittsburg High School
Jordan Covvey Pittsburg High School
Duncan Cunningham Pittsburg High School
Joel Cunningham Pittsburg High School
Paula Dobrowolska Pittsburg High School
April Green Pittsburg High School
Catherine Guo Pittsburg High School
Caleb Hoyer Pittsburg High School
Elizabeth Hurford Pittsburg High School
Jeremiah Johnson Pittsburg High School
Ashley Lopez Pittsburg High School
Brandon Mendez Pittsburg High School
Elizabeth Simpson Pittsburg High School
Hannah Thomas Pittsburg High School
Melissa Troth Pittsburg High School
Erin Wells Pittsburg High School
Riley Dutton St. Mary’s Colgan High School
Ankit Lal St. Mary’s Colgan High School
Kevin Robertson St. Mary’s Colgan High School
Christian Taylor St. Mary’s Colgan High School
Ashley Davis Southeast High School
Ashley Hiller Southeast High School
Jacob Laas Southeast High School
Bo McGown Southeast High School
Jessica Pope Southeast High School
Crystal Richey Southeast High School


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