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March 28, 2005
Contact: Carolyn Barnes, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760.

KU to honor 37 high school seniors from 2 counties on April 6 in Neodesha

LAWRENCE -- Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 6, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 65 seniors from Neosho and Wilson county high schools will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner program at Neodesha High School, 1000 N. Eighth St.

Honorees are listed below.

Jon Swindell, KU professor of design, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Chris Lazzarino, associate editor of the Kansas Alumni magazine, is in charge of award presentations.

The dinner program will cost parents and alumni $8.50 each. Honored students will be guests of the Alumni Association and the Endowment Association.

Dennis Depew, Neodesha, will serve as site coordinator. Virginia Crane, Chanute, is Neosho County coordinator, and J.D. and Tonya Cox, Neodesha, are Wilson 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
Aaron Engelman Altoona-Midway High School
Rebecca Sibley Altoona-Midway High School
Leah Angleton Chanute High School
Andrew Cross Chanute High School
Katie Dawes Chanute High School
Kayla DuFrain Chanute High School
Emilie Fairchild Chanute High School
Derik Harlow Chanute High School
Stephanie Kepley Chanute High School
Sarah Kubler Chanute High School
Austin Oder Chanute High School
Elizabeth Reichert Chanute High School
Rocky Rosales Chanute High School
Morgan Ward Chanute High School
Adam Weilert Chanute High School
Lindsay Winder Chanute High School
Ryan Yokley Chanute High School
Ashley Buntin Erie High School
Candace Simmons Erie High School
Adam Tromsness Erie High School
Samantha Vogts Erie High School
Neil Young Erie High School
Eric Bambick Fredonia High School
Kimberly Evans Fredonia High School
Nathaniel Porter Fredonia High School
Amelia Powers Fredonia High School
Melinda Rice Fredonia High School
Whitney Runer Fredonia High School
Jenessa Shinkle Fredonia High School
Lauren Bauman Neodesha High School
Adam Bentley Neodesha High School
Aubree Hicks Neodesha High School
Brett Livingston Neodesha High School
Andrew Silva Neodesha High School
Kelsey Carter St. Paul High School
Erin O'Brien St. Paul High School
Kayla Aikins Thayer High School

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