9/10/2004

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

KU to honor 78 high school seniors in McPherson on Sept. 22

LAWRENCE -- Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 22, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 78 seniors from Marion, McPherson and Rice county high schools will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner program at the Holiday Manor Convention Center, 2211 E. Kansas, McPherson.

Honorees' names are listed below.

David Shulenburger, provost and executive vice chancellor, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Kirk Cerny of the Kansas Honors Program 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.

Mary Kornhaus, McPherson, will be the site coordinator. Jim Christensen and Martin Tice, both from Marion, will be Marion County coordinators; Ken and Barbara Cole, McPherson, will be McPherson County coordinators and Roger Tobias, Lyons, the Rice County coordinator.

The KU Endowment Association and the KU Alumni Association began sponsoring the Kansas Honors Program in1971. It has recognized 89,875 students in the top 10 percent of Kansas high-school senior classes.

First Name Last Name High School
Amanda Roberts Canton-Galva High School
Brandon Scott Canton-Galva High School
Wesston Smith Canton-Galva High School
Shaina Makovec Centre High School
Brianne Stahlecker Centre High School
Jamie Dewey Chase High School
Ashley Ensz Goessel High School
Ryan Janzen Goessel High School
Gina Andrews Hillsboro High School
Katherine Baltzer Hillsboro High School
Kelsey Kaufman Hillsboro High School
Emily Ratzlaff Hillsboro High School
Thomas VanWart Hillsboro High School
Ashley Balzer Inman High School
Abby Currie Inman High School
Brittany Wiens Inman High School
Scott Wiens Inman High School
Jessie Sauer Little River High School
Mac Stephenson Little River High School
Kelsey Cavit Lyons High School
Megan Dwyer Lyons High School
Leslie Hasson Lyons High School
Laura Hostetler Lyons High School
Alex Reed Lyons High School
Cody Wiens Lyons High School
Molly Rhodes Marion High School
Alissa Vogel Marion High School
Briana Vogel Marion High School
Whitney Wear Marion High School
Sarah Williams Marion High School
Katie Zogelman Marion High School
Peter Claassen McPherson High School
Emily Copeland McPherson High School
Meghan Cotton McPherson High School
Andrew Erickson McPherson High School
Sarah Ferrell McPherson High School
Monica Fix McPherson High School
Marlies Gipson McPherson High School
Linzy Goss McPherson High School
Kendra Hamblin McPherson High School
Sarah Janzen McPherson High School
Kasey Klenda McPherson High School
Renee Morgan McPherson High School
Andrea Nicoll McPherson High School
Alexandria Pavlovsky McPherson High School
Jenna Rader McPherson High School
Grace Rizza McPherson High School
Kendra Schaefer McPherson High School
Adam Shepard McPherson High School
Erek Speed McPherson High School
Tarah Spencer McPherson High School
Allycen Stafford McPherson High School
Chelsi Thissen McPherson High School
Francisco Vieyra McPherson High School
Allison Vo McPherson High School
Cassondra Huxman Moundridge High School
Kyle Neufeld Moundridge High School
Kristen Schrag Moundridge High School
Cole Schroeder Moundridge High School
Matt Yost Moundridge High School
Leann Spinden Peabody-Burns High School
Kate Topham Peabody-Burns High School
Nick Whitney Peabody-Burns High School
Darah Dohrman Quivira Heights High School
Brittany Kratzer Quivira Heights High School
Ashley Cornett Smoky Valley High School
Leslie Klaassen Smoky Valley High School
Jordan Koch Smoky Valley High School
Jenna Neaderhiser Smoky Valley High School
Claire Norland Smoky Valley High School
Mike Patterson Smoky Valley High School
Jade Pihl Smoky Valley High School
Elizabeth Rawson Smoky Valley High School
Abby Davidson Sterling High School
Kole Farney Sterling High School
Candice Lacey Sterling High School
Whitney Roach Sterling High School
Rachel Splitter Sterling High School

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