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September 8, 2005
Contact: Heath Peterson, Kansas Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760

KU to honor top HS seniors from Marion, McPherson, and Rice counties Sept. 21

LAWRENCE -- Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Endowment Association.

A total of 68 seniors from high schools in McPherson, Marion, and Rice counties, will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner program at the Holiday Manor Convention Center, 2211 E. Kansas Ave., McPherson. Honorees' names are listed below.

Marlesa Roney, vice provost for student success, will speak. Kansas Alumni Association representative Jennifer Sanner, senior vice president for Communications and editor of the Kansas Alumni magazine, is in charge of award presentations.

The dinner program will cost parents and alumni $12 each. Students attending will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the KU Bookstore. Honored students will be guests of the Alumni Association and the Endowment Association.

Mary Kornhaus, McPherson, will serve as the site coordinator. Lawrence Chaney, McPherson, will serve as the McPherson County coordinator. Jim Christensen and Martin Tice will serve as the Marion County coordinators. Both are from Marion. Roger Tobias, Lyons, will serve as the Rice County coordinator.

The KU Endowment Association and the Kansas Alumni Association began sponsoring the Kansas Honors Program in 1971. The program has honored 95,794 students in the top 10 percent of the Kansas high school senior classes throughout the State of Kansas.

High School First Name Last Name Home City Home Zip County
Canton-Galva High School Tyler Becker Galva 67443 McPherson
Canton-Galva High School Nick Koehn Canton 67428 McPherson
Canton-Galva High School Austin Moore Canton 67428 McPherson
Canton-Galva High School Nicholas Wedel Canton 67428 McPherson
Centre High School Krista Heiser Ramona 67475 Marion
Centre High School Jackie Klenda Ramona 67475 Marion
Chase High School Ben Oberle Chase 67524 Rice
Chase High School Lauren Wood Chase 67524 Rice
Goessel High School Kyle Unruh Canton 67428 Marion
Goessel High School Brittany Voth Newton 67114 Marion
Hillsboro High School Peter Fast Hillsboro 67063 Marion
Hillsboro High School Susanna Janzen Hillsboro 67063 Marion
Hillsboro High School Robert Jost Hillsboro 67063 Marion
Hillsboro High School Meredith Kliewer Hillsboro 67063 Marion
Hillsboro High School Clinton Schneider Hillsboro 67063 Marion
Hillsboro High School Carrie Schroeder Hillsboro 67063 Marion
Inman High School Jenna Ediger Inman 67546 McPherson
Inman High School David Prieb Inman 67546 McPherson
Inman High School Sarah Seiler Moundridge 67107 McPherson
Little River High School Casey Wohletz Geneseo 67444 Rice
Little River High School Nelson Shauna Geneseo 67444 Rice
Lyons High School Kathryn Beaver Lyons 67554 Rice
Lyons High School Shelley Burgess Lyons 67554 Rice
Lyons High School Brett Higgins Lyons 67554 Rice
Lyons High School Mandy Nichols Lyons 67554 Rice
Lyons High School Seth Peckham Alden 67512 Rice
Lyons High School Joshua Watson-Drennen Lyons 67554 Rice
Marion High School Adrienne Chamberland Marion 66861 Marion
Marion High School Rachel Davidson Marion 66861 Marion
Marion High School Casey Nelson Marion 66861 Marion
Marion High School Misti Richmond Marion 66861 Marion
McPherson High School Alexandra Archer McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Katherine Burghart McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Britt Dahlstrom McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Chelsea Fibranz McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Madeline Grennan McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Julia Groeblacher McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Brieanna Hambley McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Sarah Holgerson McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Zach Holler McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Rebekah Johnson McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Lauren Maier McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Anna Nealeigh McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Aaron Nelson McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Chelsea Potter McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Callie Reber McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Chelsea Ronsse Marquette 67464 McPherson
McPherson High School Brad Schartz McPherson 67460 McPherson
McPherson High School Mallorie Storm Inman 67546 McPherson
McPherson High School Ashley Sweat McPherson 67460 McPherson
Moundridge High School Kellen Begnoche Moundridge 67107 McPherson
Moundridge High School Alexia Kaufman Moundridge 67107 McPherson
Moundridge High School Matt Stucky Moundridge 67107 McPherson
Peabody-Burns High School Lindsay Wiebe Peabody 66866 Marion
Peabody-Burns High School Anna Zappone Peabody 66866 Marion
Peabody-Burns High School Jesse Riggs Peabody 66866 Marion
Quivira Heights High School Heath Dohrman Bushton 67427 Rice
Quivira Heights High School Jill Jezek Holyrood 67450 Rice
Smoky Valley High School Amy Esh Lindsborg 67456 McPherson
Smoky Valley High School Bristen Krinhop Lindsborg 67456 McPherson
Smoky Valley High School Jacob Peterson Lindsborg 67456 McPherson
Smoky Valley High School Suzanna Swenson Smolan 67456 McPherson
Smoky Valley High School Britta Tjaden Smolan 67456 McPherson
Smoky Valley High School Katie Voigt McPherson 67464 McPherson
Smoky Valley High School Heather Greenup Lindsborg 67456 McPherson
Sterling High School Danielle Diasio Sterling 67579 Rice
Sterling High School Deric Roach Sterling 67579 Rice
Sterling High School Ann Scheufler Sterling 67579 Rice

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