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March 8, 2005
Contact: Carolyn Barnes, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760.

KU honored 43 high school seniors in Pittsburg on March 7

LAWRENCE -- Students from six Kansas high schools were honored Wednesday, March 7, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 43 seniors from Crawford County high schools were named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. program at Pittsburg State University, Crimson and Gold Room, Jack Overman Student Center, Pittsburg.

Honorees are listed below.

Lisa Pinamonti Kress, KU director of admissions and scholarships and a former Pittsburg resident, was the speaker. Kansas Alumni Association representative Jennifer Alderdice, director of student programs, was in charge of award presentations.

Honored students will be guests of the Alumni Association and the Endowment Association. Parents and alumni purchased tickets.

Nancy Hoff Scott, Pittsburg, served as the site coordinator, and Dr. Rodney and Karen Odgers, Pittsburg, were 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
Haley Mendicki Frontenac High School
Alisa Oppliger Frontenac High School
Samantha Saia Frontenac High School
Brett Crask Girard High School
Brady Ellis Girard High School
Ashley Elnicki Girard High School
Shane Jones Girard High School
Lois Lairmore Girard High School
Lucas Vinze Girard High School
David Widmar Girard High School
Dustin Ashmore Northeast High School
Heather Cutshall Northeast High School
Amy Goodwin Northeast High School
Cassie Lavery Northeast High School
James Walker Northeast High School
Brian Beck Pittsburg High School
Lauren Bieker Pittsburg High School
Chase Ehlers Pittsburg High School
Josh Elliott Pittsburg High School
Stephanie Graham Pittsburg High School
Jesse Mitchell Pittsburg High School
Jordan Montgomery Pittsburg High School
Cooper Neil Pittsburg High School
Jesse Niebaum Pittsburg High School
Chris Norris Pittsburg High School
John O'Nelio Pittsburg High School
Edward Penner Pittsburg High School
Kylie Quick Pittsburg High School
Joshua Quier Pittsburg High School
Madeline Reed Pittsburg High School
Sara Simpson Pittsburg High School
Christine Wilson Pittsburg High School
Brandon York Pittsburg High School
Chelsea Cole St. Mary's Colgan High School
Sean Gilmore St. Mary's Colgan High School
AnaMaria Seglie St. Mary's Colgan High School
Matthew Wishall St. Mary's Colgan High School
Anna Engelman Southeast High School
Jesse Merritt Southeast High School
Melissa Sallee Southeast High School
Amanda Selby Southeast High School
Chris Swartz-Rogers Southeast High School
Kelsey Thompson Southeast High School


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