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KU hosts 59 gifted middle, high school students at Scholar Weekend

LAWRENCE - Fifty-nine gifted students in grades seven through 11 from Kansas and Missouri attended two Duke University Talent Identification Program Scholar Weekend programs in October at the University of Kansas.

The sessions offered intensive courses taught by KU faculty and graduate instructors in six general areas to challenge students academically while allowing a taste of university life.

Scholar Weekends are available to students who are identified as gifted or talented by their school criteria or who have participated in Duke's Talent Identification Program (TIP).

KU is one of six locations nationwide for the fall programs. Besides KU and Duke University in Durham, N.C., others were Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.; New College of Florida in Sarasota; Texas Christian University in Fort Worth; and the Houston Museum District.

Courses for the Oct. 16-17 program, attended by 26 students, were Writing With Diplomacy, Mathematics and Music, and Aerospace Engineering. During the Oct. 23-24 weekend, 35 students explored Communicating Politics and Leadership, Architecture and the Language, and Culture and History of Germany. Two students attended programs both weekends.

The cost for each weekend was $350 with overnight lodging or $300 without lodging.

Dates have not been set for the spring 2005 Scholar Weekends. Updated information will be available at http://www.kuce.org/programs/dtip/ or by calling toll-free (877) 404-5823. The program is sponsored by KU Continuing Education in cooperation with the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

The students, their hometowns and high schools:

Last name First name Middle Hometown County State School
Kemp Timothy H. El Dorado BU KS
Hansen Christian J. Lawrence DG KS Lawrence Free State High School
Luckey Daniel T. Lawrence DG KS
O'Shea Erika Lawrence DG KS
Haverty Mitchell A. Lecompton DG KS Central Junior High School
Karsten Lauren Lenexa JO KS Shawnee Mission West High School
Bluhm Jordan Olathe JO KS
Lux John W. Olathe JO KS
Bellner Justin Overland Park JO KS
Carney Kelly Overland Park JO KS Lakewood Middle School
Ham Daeun Overland Park JO KS Blue Valley Middle School
Lunceford Amanda A. Overland Park JO KS Westridge Middle School
Mason Josh M. Overland Park JO KS
Miniaev Kirill V. Overland Park JO KS
Neely Matthew R. Overland Park JO KS
Roldan Sarah Overland Park JO KS Overland Trail Middle School
Sanchez Oscar Overland Park JO KS Antioch Middle School
Shackelford Ryan D. Overland Park JO KS
Turner Michael Overland Park JO KS
Wolford Anna E. Overland Park JO KS Shawnee Mission West High School
DeLay Kirsten Shawnee JO KS
Ellison Caitlin A. Shawnee JO KS Monticello Trails Middle School
Reimer Bailey Shawnee JO KS
Weaver Laura A. Shawnee JO KS
Gregoire Ryan Fort Leavenworth LV KS Richard Warren Middle School
Dohle Thomas A. Jr. A. Tonganoxie LV KS Tonganoxie Junior High School
Lohman Ashlee R. Tonganoxie LV KS Tonganoxie Junior High School
Margolies Rebecca J. Manhattan RL KS Eisenhower Middle School
Lawrence Dakota Scott City SC KS Scott Community High School
Muench Ashley Cheney SG KS Cheney High School
Buller Mollie Wichita SG KS Eisenhower Middle School
Felter Mason Wichita SG KS
Harrison Timothy C. Wichita SG KS
King John C. Wichita SG KS
Pompeo Nicholas W. Wichita SG KS Wichita Collegiate School
Warrick Emylisa Wichita SG KS Derby High School
Buthorne Rachel E. Topeka SN KS
Christensen Joshua D. Topeka SN KS Northern Hills Junior High School
Gideon Austin Topeka SN KS Topeka Collegiate School
Puglisi Nicholas G. Topeka SN KS Northern Hills Junior High School
Schwartz Elizabeth Topeka SN KS
Stites Sara Topeka SN KS Washburn Rural High School
Wiley Seth A. Topeka SN KS Topeka Collegiate School
Brixey Mitchell Holt MO
Martin Paige M. Independence MO
Downard Walt Kansas City MO Antioch Middle School
Foley Ryan D. Kansas City MO Antioch Middle School
Fulghum George Kansas City MO
Hagan Kathleen Kansas City MO
Meier William R. Kansas City MO Antioch Middle School
Young Samantha A. Kansas City MO
Bain John Lee's Summit MO Lee's Summit North High School
Bryant Aaron M. Lee's Summit MO
Cossairt Kevin S. Lee's Summit MO
Jana Tanya Karina Lee's Summit MO
Cline Devin Liberty MO
Pepper Maxwell Liberty MO
Reardon Mark Liberty MO
West Sierra Raymore MO Barstow School


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