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KU to honor 65 high school seniors in Emporia on Nov. 17

LAWRENCE -- Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 17, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 65 seniors from Chase, Coffey, Lyon and Morris county high schools will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. program at Emporia State University Student Union, 12th and Commercial in Emporia.

Honorees' names are listed below.

David Adkins, vice chancellor for external affairs at the KU Medical Center, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Heath Peterson, director of Adams Alumni Center, is in charge of award presentations.

The dinner program will cost parents and alumni $12 each. Honored students will be guests of the Alumni Association and the Endowment Association.

Gary Ace of Emporia will be the site coordinator and Lyon County coordinator. The coordinators for other counties will be Brian Fillinger, Emporia, Chase County; Polly Epting and Ken Vaughn, both of Burlington, Coffey County; and Jody Sellers, Council Grove, Morris County.

The KU Endowment Association and the KU Alumni Association began sponsoring the Kansas Honors Program in 1971. The program has honored 89,875 students in the top 10 percent of the Kansas high school senior classes.

First Name Last Name High School
Scott Bird Burlington High School
Lucas Culbertson Burlington High School
Jennifer Hoover Burlington High School
Sara Jones Burlington High School
Katherine McMurray Burlington High School
Nolan Strawder Burlington High School
Lisa Davis Chase County High School
Jacinda Hinkson Chase County High School
Sarah Jones Chase County High School
Drew Adams Council Grove High School
Hali Baker Council Grove High School
Lindsey Crippen Council Grove High School
Nicole Herb Council Grove High School
Stephanie Hodges Council Grove High School
Jody Kelly Council Grove High School
Gabriel Wandersee Council Grove High School
Nicholas Bacon Emporia High School
Brian Berger Emporia High School
Ashley Brooks Emporia High School
Kelsey Burchett Emporia High School
Lindsay Cronk Emporia High School
Suzanne Crawford Emporia High School
Crystal Cunningham Emporia High School
Kent Devenport Emporia High School
Cami Durham Emporia High School
Kyle Edds Emporia High School
Jonathan Eusey Emporia High School
Megan Graham Emporia High School
Jessica Grider Emporia High School
Jacquelyn Haag Emporia High School
Cody Hadicke Emporia High School
Frederick Helms Emporia High School
Leah Hutchinson Emporia High School
Nicholas Jasso Emporia High School
Ashley Lynch Emporia High School
Lucas Mallein Emporia High School
Zahra Nasr-Azadani Emporia High School
Abigail Nelson Emporia High School
Ryan Norton Emporia High School
Jamie Pool Emporia High School
Jessica Pool Emporia High School
Colby Rainey Emporia High School
Mirel Rios Emporia High School
Jared Starr Emporia High School
David Uschwald Emporia High School
Bonnie Young Emporia High School
Helen Moyer Hartford High School
Jennifer Weunitz Hartford High School
Joshua Egan Lebo High School
Marc Rogers Lebo High School
Courtney Smith Lebo High School
Joshua Bishoff Northern Heights High School
Jessica Dreier Northern Heights High School
Dacia Krueger Northern Heights High School
Dustin Waters Northern Heights High School
Jenna Redeker Olpe High School
Andrea Schmidt Olpe High School
Jessica Schmidt Olpe High School
Heather Wagoner Olpe High School
Jodi Watkins Olpe High School
Tyler Hatch Southern Coffey County High School
Kelcie Templeton Southern Coffey County High School
Erin Hevel Waverly High School
Allison Hughes Waverly High School
Katelyn Rice Waverly High School


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