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March 7, 2005
Contact: Carolyn Barnes, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760.

KU to honor 41 high school seniors in Great Bend on March 9

LAWRENCE -- Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, March 9, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 41 seniors from Barton and Rush county high schools will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:15 p.m. program at The Club at StoneRidge, 24th Street and Frey, Great Bend.

Honorees are listed below.

KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Jennifer Alderdice, director of student programs, 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.

Bill and Mary King, Great Bend, will serve as the site coordinators; Perry and Krista Smith, Great Bend, will serve as the Barton County coordinators; and Richard and Mary Barrows, LaCrosse, will serve as the Rush 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
Sara Debes Claflin High School
Nicole Hoffman Claflin High School
Dustin Wirth Claflin High School
Kylee Birney Ellinwood High School
Kelsey Birzer Ellinwood High School
Kourtney McLeland Ellinwood High School
Derek Plowman Ellinwood High School
Daniel Snell Ellinwood High School
Anne Austin Great Bend High School
Adam Behrends Great Bend High School
Shannon Blase Great Bend High School
Kelli Brooks Great Bend High School
Jessica Brozek Great Bend High School
Sonja Byer Great Bend High School
Taylor Calcara Great Bend High School
Michael Elliott Great Bend High School
Adam Gotsche Great Bend High School
Anne Karlin Great Bend High School
Nicole Kennedy Great Bend High School
Michaela Koester Great Bend High School
Erica Mason Great Bend High School
Lucy Munz Great Bend High School
Dustin Nordman Great Bend High School
Callie Owen Great Bend High School
Jayci Peters Great Bend High School
Kirsten Regan Great Bend High School
Annie Sanko Great Bend High School
Gentry Sauder Great Bend High School
Brian Schneweis Great Bend High School
Maeve Sharp Great Bend High School
Katie Webster Great Bend High School
Alex Wise Great Bend High School
Jordan Bates Hoisington High School
Justin Hejny Hoisington High School
Tanner Polzin Hoisington High School
Sarah Ritter Hoisington High School
Leona Strecker Hoisington High School
Kayla Irvin LaCrosse High School
Rhonda Meitl LaCrosse High School
Brandon Schmidt LaCrosse High School
Jaycie Weichman Otis-Bison High School

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