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April 12, 2005
Contact: Carolyn Barnes, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760.

KU to honor 51 high school seniors from 9 counties in Goodland on April 20


LAWRENCE -- Students from 17 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 20, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 51 seniors from Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace county high schools will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 5:30 p.m. (mountain time) program at the Goodland Elks Lodge, 1523 Arcade St., Goodland.

Honorees are listed below.

Kevin Boatright, associate executive vice chancellor for external affairs, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Carolyn Barnes, director of the Kansas Honors Program, is in charge of award presentations.

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

Perry and Janet Warren, Goodland, will serve as the site and Sherman County coordinators; Wade Park, Oakley, as the Gove, Logan and Sheridan county coordinator; Mike and Brenda Day, St. Francis, as the Cheyenne County coordinators; Kurt Vollertsen, Oberlin, as the Decatur County coordinator; Charles and Connie Peckham, Atwood, as the Rawlins County coordinators; and Sharon Steele, Colby, as the Thomas and Wallace county coordinators.

The KU Endowment Association and the KU Alumni Association began sponsoring the Kansas Honors Program in 1971. The program has honored 92,630 students in the top 10 percent of the Kansas high school senior classes.

First Name Last Name High School
Andrea Horney Brewster High School
Tyler Johnson Brewster High School
Rebecca Mason Cheylin High School
Matthew Augustine Colby High School
Jordon Cranston Colby High School
Rusty Helin Colby High School
Lauren Kaiser Colby High School
Marcia Kaus Colby High School
Blake McLemore Colby High School
Crystal Mannebach Colby High School
Erica Molstad Colby High School
Sarah Munderloh Colby High School
Brianne Swob Colby High School
Clarissa Unger Colby High School
Andrew Anderson Decatur Community High School
Anthony Marshall Decatur Community High School
Kelly Olson Decatur Community High School
Nichole Spresser Golden Plains High School
Richard Bauman Goodland High School
Robert Benavides Goodland High School
David Livengood Goodland High School
Craig Mason Goodland High School
Derrick Raymer Goodland High School
Drew Wilkens Goodland High School
Christopher Dickman Grinnell High School
Andrew Mense Grinnell High School
Bradley Eland Hoxie High School
Allison Mense Hoxie High School
Bowe Neuenschwander Hoxie High School
Tiffany Wheeler Jennings High School
Marcus Geist Oakley High School
Jessica Brenner Oakley High School
Jeff Dennis Oakley High School
Kim Beagley Oakley High School
Grady Kesler Quinter High School
Ross Benisch Quinter High School
Kayla Riedel Quinter High School
Anikka Martin Rawlins County High School
Renae Solko Rawlins County High School
Emily Wolters Rawlins County High School
Rachel Hnizdil St. Francis Community High School
Brook Lucas St. Francis Community High School
Chelsey Weeden St. Francis Community High School
Susanna Smith Triplains High School
Warren Bretz Triplains High School
Reid Rains Wallace County High School
Danielle VanLaeys Wallace County High School
Elizabeth Blaesi Weskan High School
Nolan Cox Weskan High School
Tiffany Cress Weskan High School
Jodi Zimmerman Wheatland High School

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