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March 23, 2006
Contact: W. Heath Peterson, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760.

KU to honor 46 high school seniors from nine northwest Kansas counties in Colby

LAWRENCE — Students from 16 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 5, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

A total of 46 seniors from high schools in Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace counties will be named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) dinner program in the Multipurpose Room in the Colby Community College Robert Burnett Memorial Student Union, 1255 S. Range Ave., Colby.

Honorees’ names are listed below.

Bill Crowe, librarian at the Spencer Research Library, will speak. Jennifer Alderdice, director of student programs for the Alumni Association, 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 KU Endowment.

Sharon Steele of Colby will be the site coordinator as well as county coordinator for Thomas and Wallace counties. Other county coordinators are Mike and Brenda Day, St. Francis, Cheyenne County; Jeff and Nona Mason, Goodland, Sherman County; Wade Park, Oakley, Gove, Logan and Sheridan counties; Charles and Connie Peckman, Atwood, Rawlins County; and Kurt Vollertsen, Oberlin, Decatur County.

The Kansas Honors Program began in 1971. It has honored 95,794 students in the top 10 percent of high school senior classes throughout the state of Kansas.

FirstLastHigh SchoolZIP code
KarmanSelbyBrewster67732
JacobJensenCheylin67731
EmilyDoughertyColby67701
KassieJacobColby67701
ElaineLammColby67701
SheaMcKeeColby67701
RobynSchmidColby67701
PaulSchrickColby67701
ScottSmithColby67701
DestryJacksonDecatur Community67653
LoraMariettaDecatur Community67749
DrewMartinDecatur Community67749
DanicaMayDecatur Community67749
ValerieBroeckelmanGolden Plains67757
JessicaShawGolden Plains67757
KatrinaCotterGoodland67735
JusteenKoehlerGoodland67735
JulieLeikerGoodland67735
KaleenRietcheckGoodland67735
MelissaSwagerGoodland67735
MorganTitusGoodland67735
JoshRueschhoffGrinnell67738
LorenCresslerHoxie67740
JoshuaMorganHoxie67740
CarissaHeimHoxie67740
TannerPoppHoxie67740
CallistaClarkOakley67748
AmyHoffOakley67748
KarenHoneymanOakley67748
StevenKellyOakley67748
LisaTaylorOakley67748
AlexandraMachenQuinter67752
CraigFingerQuinter67752
MichaelaBirdQuinter67752
BethanyHolsteRawlins County67744
JeffRienerRawlins County67739
MeganHorinekRawlins County67730
GraceHnizdilSt. Francis Community67756
SamanthaMarinSt. Francis Community67756
SherylMillerSt. Francis Community67756
KalerBretzTriplains67761
KyleElderWallace County67758
MacySexsonWeskan67762
BrandiLundgrenWheatland67736
RebeccaWoodallWheatland67736
JordanZerrWheatland67738

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