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Feb. 11, 2005
Contact: Carolyn Barnes, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760.

KU to honor 72 high school seniors in Dodge City on Feb. 23

LAWRENCE -- Students from 17 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 23, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 72 seniors from Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Kiowa, Meade and Ness county high schools will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. program at the Knights of Columbus, 800 W. Frontview, Dodge City.

Honorees are listed below.

Robert F. Weaver, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Kevin Corbett, president and CEO, 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.

Melaney Vogel, Dodge City, will serve as the site and Ford County coordinator; Robert and Sally McNickle, Ashland, as the Clark County coordinators; Liz Ballard, Haviland, as the Comanche and Kiowa counties coordinator; Philip and Patricia Ridenour, Cimarron, as the Gray County coordinators; Mary Joanne Sorem, Jetmore, as the Hodgeman County coordinator; Lynn Chance, Fowler, as the Meade County coordinator; and John P. Clarke, Ness City, as the Ness County coordinator.

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
JoAnna Harden Ashland High School
Emily Hasty Ashland High School
Anna Spare Ashland High School
Ashley Ellis Bucklin High School
Thomas Ellis Bucklin High School
Garrett Koon Bucklin High School
Benjamin Boroughs Cimarron High School
Spencer Burns Cimarron High School
Nicole Coffey Cimarron High School
Courtney Nightengale Cimarron High School
Tamber Weber Cimarron High School
Andrew Astleford Dodge City High School
Kylee Bulla Dodge City High School
Ashley Conant Dodge City High School
Robert Debes Dodge City High School
Tara Dunning Dodge City High School
Laci Durler Dodge City High School
Bridgette Ethington Dodge City High School
Tristin Everhart Dodge City High School
Kimberly Fredrick Dodge City High School
Caitlin Gibbs Dodge City High School
Ashton Hubbell Dodge City High School
Megan Kessen Dodge City High School
Alisa Klien Dodge City High School
Christina Knoeber Dodge City High School
Jessica Lane Dodge City High School
Jill Larson Dodge City High School
Tyler Lewis Dodge City High School
Marcos Marrufo Dodge City High School
Shelby McDaniel Dodge City High School
Thienly Nguyen Dodge City High School
Michael Ralph Dodge City High School
Sara Riekenberg Dodge City High School
Maggie Robinson Dodge City High School
Ryan Royle Dodge City High School
Tedman Schinstock Dodge City High School
Kareem Shaath Dodge City High School
Anosh Shah Dodge City High School
Ashley Speck Dodge City High School
Holly Stein Dodge City High School
Chelsea Stephens Dodge City High School
Stacie Strader Dodge City High School
Troy Suttle Dodge City High School
SanJuanita Vargas Dodge City High School
Crystal Ward Dodge City High School
Stephenie Heinz Fowler High School
Maggie Sirois Greensburg High School
Brittney Horyna Hanston High School
Abby Reece Hanston High School
Michael Choate Haviland High School
Cristina Somerhalder Haviland High School
Chad Gerber Ingalls High School
Amy Appel Jetmore High School
Erin White Jetmore High School
Cassandra Chalker Meade High School
Ashley Sims Meade High School
Hilary Thomas Meade High School
Charlie Hornback Minneola High School
Kale Ptacek Minneola High School
Steven Frank Ness City High School
Julie King Ness City High School
Dillon Stum Ness City High School
Grant Baker South Central High School
Brodie Beck South Central High School
Nathan Little South Central High School
Jennifer Gillespie South Gray High School
Noelle Maples South Gray High School
Bryce Ackerman Spearville High School
Brent Hines Spearville High School
Traci Konrade Spearville High School
Dustin Bain Western Plains High School
Brianna McDonald Western Plains High School

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