KU News Release

Sept. 23, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Jackson Sanner, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760

KU to honor 55 seniors from high schools in four northwest Kansas counties

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LAWRENCE — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Oct. 1, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

A total of 55 seniors from high schools in Ellis, Rooks, Russell and Trego counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner program at Hays High School, 2300 E. 13th St. in Hays.

The Kansas Honors Program began in 1971 and has honored more than 107,000 students. Scholars rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals. Honorees are listed below.

During the ceremony, each student will receive an American Heritage Dictionary, in both hardback and electronic versions, presented by Jamie Winkelman, assistant director of alumni programs for the KU Alumni Association.

Marlesa Roney, vice provost for Student Success, will speak to the students and their parents and guests.

Honored students will be guests of the alumni association and KU Endowment; parents and area alumni are welcome to attend at a cost of $13 each.

Community volunteers collect reservations, coordinate details and serve as local contacts for the event. Shiela Brening of Hays will be the site coordinator. Lisa Karlin, Hays, will be Ellis County coordinator; Tom and Cassie Nuckols, Hays, will be Rooks County coordinators; Nancy Lane, Russell, will be Russell County coordinator; and Jim and Kathy Cleland, WaKeeney, will be Trego County coordinators.

The Kansas Honors Program is made possible through KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program.

Ellis High SchoolKaylaJacques67637
Ellis High SchoolJenniferKinderknecht67637
Ellis High SchoolNicolePfeifer67637
Ellis High SchoolWilliamPoland67637
Hays High SchoolTarrynAndrews67601
Hays High SchoolNathanArrington67601
Hays High SchoolAnneBannister67601
Hays High SchoolKatieCarmichael67663
Hays High SchoolEricaDeines67601
Hays High SchoolMatthewDinkel67601
Hays High SchoolAmandaGroff67601
Hays High SchoolJaymeHansen67601
Hays High SchoolSamanthaHardwick67601
Hays High SchoolMichelleHarris67601
Hays High SchoolTylerKrizek67601
Hays High SchoolKaraKuhn67601
Hays High SchoolJoshuaMunsch67601
Hays High SchoolBrockRiedel67601
Hays High SchoolJessieSteffen67601
Hays High SchoolAnnaVoss67601
Hays High SchoolJaredWasinger67601
Hays High SchoolKyleeWatts67601
Hays High SchoolCarissaWickham67601
Lucas-Luray High SchoolShelbyMettlen67648
Lucas-Luray High SchoolAliaNaegele67648
Lucas-Luray High SchoolJennaUlrich67649
Palco High SchoolTaylorMcClellan67657
Palco High SchoolBrockNewell67632
Plainville High SchoolSethLaPorte67663
Plainville High SchoolKendraSturgeon67663
Russell High SchoolBaileyBoomhower67544
Russell High SchoolDanikaGinther67665
Russell High SchoolRachelHilger67665
Russell High SchoolZoAnnMader67665
Russell High SchoolTaylorOchs67665
Russell High SchoolChelseaSells67665
Stockton High SchoolFranklinBrown67669
Stockton High SchoolAlexHenry67669
Stockton High SchoolStephenMoll67669
Stockton High SchoolJamesonNyp67669
Stockton High SchoolBrennaSchlaegel67669
Stockton High SchoolScottVoss67669
Thomas More Prep-Marian High SchoolAndrewAllen67601
Thomas More Prep-Marian High SchoolKaleeKirmer67601
Thomas More Prep-Marian High SchoolAditiThapa67601
Thomas More Prep-Marian High SchoolEmilyVolker67601
Thomas More Prep-Marian High SchoolPrestonWerth67601
Trego Community High SchoolDonaDiec67672
Trego Community High SchoolMorganDietz67672
Trego Community High SchoolCurtisSatran67656
Trego Community High SchoolJamesSchreiner67672
Trego Community High SchoolRubinSherwood67672
Trego Community High SchoolChantelWiedman67672
Victoria High SchoolCaraBraun67671
Victoria High SchoolAndrewKarlin67671

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