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Runners-up post impressive scholastic rm

May 13, 2001

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Shannon Bunce

School: DeSoto High School



Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

ACT composite score: n/a

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. Bunce

Honors, activities: 2001 Spring Hill Basketball Tournament queen, National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Kansas Honor Scholar, senior class vice president, medal received in tennis, cheerleading co-captain, YouthFriends volunteer, traveled to Europe with the Kansas Ambassador Band.

Advanced Placement Classes: honors English, college statistics and college political science class.

College: Kansas University

Career plans: accounting

Major: accounting

Rebecca Coffindaffer

School: DeSoto High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

ACT composite score: n/a

Parents: Dana and Weston Coffindaffer

Honors, activities: Governor's Scholar, Kansas Honor Scholar, Madrigals, Thespians, editor-in-chief of school newspaper, flag and drill team, leading roles in school musicals and plays, superior solo ratings at regionals and state competitions, National Honor Society, bass singer for Barbershop Belles and school literary magazine contributor.

College: undecided

Career plans: undecided

Major: undecided

Amy Hansen

School: McLouth High School

Grade-point average: 3.97

Class rank: 1

ACT composite score: 24

Parents: Bill and Debbie Hansen

Honors, activities: Governor's Dinner, Sunflower Girls State 2000, Kansas Honor Scholar, National Honor Society, Stuco senior representative, Gold Honor Roll and scholarship to St. Mary College.

Advanced Placement Classes: physics, college government, composition I and II, college algebra, public speaking, advanced art and college psychology.

College: St. Mary College, Leavenworth.

Career plans:

Major: business administration, minor in accounting.

Michael Bateman

School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 3.91

Class rank: n/a

ACT composite score: 33

Parents: Jim and Jane Bateman

Honors, activities: AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Finalist, Chorale, varsity soccer team, certificate of excellence from Kansas University French department. co-captain of state High-Q championship-winning scholar's bowl team, first place at Washburn University's Math Contest senior division and helped produce "Showtime" at LHS.

Advanced Placement Classes: European history, American history, U.S. government, comparative government, physics, chemistry, biology, literature and composition and psychology.

College: Kansas University

Career plans: undecided

Major: undecided

Brad Barker

School: McLouth High School

Grade-point average: 3.898

Class rank: 2

ACT composite score: 28

Parents: David and Debi Barker

Honors, activities: Mentoring program with second- and fifth-grade students, Student Council representative, National Honor Society, Kansas Honors Scholar through KU, Future Business Leaders of America, varsity basketball, Gold Honor Roll and Freshman Scholarship to Kansas University.

Advanced Placement Classes: college English 101, college English 102, college Algebra 101, college government and calculus.

College: Kansas University

Career plans: business

Major: business

Katie McManness

School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: n/a

ACT composite score: 27

Parents: Darrell and Susan McManness

Honors, activities: Kansas Honor Scholar, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Principal's Honor Roll, homecoming court and designed pin that was chosen to represent Kansas DECA members at nationals in California.

College: Kansas State University

Career plans: to become a CEO of a large company

Major: business

Alex Head

School: Lawrence Free State High School

Grade-point average: 3.82

Class rank: n/a

ACT composite score: 31

Parents: John Head and Lucia Orth

Honors, activities: Building houses in Tijuana with a church group, National Merit Finalist, cross country and track, traveling to Greece with my father and brother, Dartmouth Book Award and AP Scholar.

Advanced Placement Classes: physics, calculus, U.S. history, literature and composition, German IV, V and VI and politics.

College: undecided

Career plans: undecided

Major: undecided

Miranda Lang

School: Oskaloosa High School

Grade-point average: 3.77

Class rank: 6

ACT composite score: 27

Parents: Edward C. Lang and Melinda Dick-Lang

Honors, activities: Kansas Honor Scholar, Principal's Honor Roll, junior volunteer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, volunteer in the Paleo-Pit at Kansas University, senior project at Oskaloosa High School and first place in poetry at DVL in forensics.

Advanced Placement Classes: college English, calculus and physics

College: Kansas University

Career plans: professor at a college and/or lead digs across the world

Major: anthropology and archeology

Pat Krivoshia

School: Lawrence Free State High School

Grade-point average: 3.95

Class rank: n/a

ACT composite score: 33

Parents: Dave and Gretchen Krivoshia

Honors, activities: KBCA Academic All State Basketball Team, third team 6-A All State Topeka Capital-Journal, second place Kansas Lifesmarts team competition, national qualifier in three subjects for Business Professionals of America, Stock Market Club co-founder, varsity basketball state qualifying team, junior class president, homecoming nominee and Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Advanced Placement Classes: European history, American history, politics, advanced American literature and calculus.

College: Williams College, Middlebury College or Pomona College

Career plans: undecided

Major: undecided

Jacqueline Ann Dubois

School: Lawrence Free State High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: n/a

ACT composite score: 30

Parents: Martin and Twyla Dubois

Honors, activities: Principal's Mark of Excellence Award, Lawrence Journal-World Athlete of the Week, National Honor Society, Channel 6 Athlete of the Week, Kansas Honor Scholar, 6A track state champion in 4 x 800-meter relay, Sunflower League basketball honorable mention and all-league second team, state cross-country medalist, Lawrence Journal-World Newcomer Athlete of the Year and Lawrence Free State Track Newcomer of the Year.

Advanced Placement Classes: U.S. history, comparative politics and calculus I and II.

College: University of Oklahoma

Career plans: meteorologist

Major: meteorology

DeAnna L. Darting

School: Baldwin High School

Grade-point average: 3.99

Class rank: 3

ACT composite score: 30

Parents: Dennis and Jan Darting

Honors, activities: Kansas Honor Scholar, National Honor Society, Letterman's Club, Winner's Circle, high school musical, received a two ranking at Regional Choir, Concert Choir, varsity letter in cheerleading, varsity letter in cross-country and 4.0 Honor Roll.

Advanced Placement Classes: English, mathematics, physics, advanced writing forms, chemistry and algebra II

College: Kansas State University

Career plans: special events coordination at a major hotel or resort

Major: hotel and restaurant management

Megan Marie Noonan

School: Baldwin High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

ACT composite score: 31

Parents: Thomas J. and Marilyn K. Noonan

Honors, activities: Presidential Scholar in the Honors College at PSU, FCCLA State STAR Events, cross-country and track and field state champion, State Scholar's Bowl, Footlocker Midwest Regionals, Maple Leaf Parade, valedictorian, Missouri-Valley's Most Outstanding Athlete, Governor's Scholar and state semi-finalist for the High School Heisman Award.

Advanced Placement Classes: English literature and advanced math I.

College: Pittsburg State University

Career plans: undecided

Major: undecided

Lindsay Roecker

School: Wellsville High School

Grade-point average: 3.94

Class rank: 2

ACT composite score: 26

Parents: Dale and Regina Roecker

Honors, activities: Girls State, Kansas Honor Scholar, state volleyball, Honor Roll, yearbook editor and Citizenship Award.

College: Kansas State University

Career plans: undecided

Major: undecided

Melanie Smith

School: Eudora High School

Grade-point average: 3.98

Class rank: 3

ACT composite score: 24

Parents: Craig and Janice Smith

Honors, activities: Distinguished Scholarship from Central College, Kansas Honor Scholar, Close-up trip to Washington, D.C., Jenny Alvarez Leadership Award in 2001 basketball season, named MVP of 2000 softball team, nominated for homecoming queen, helped with swimming lessons, second team all-league for softball in 2000 and promoted to a manager position in my job.

Advanced Placement Classes: senior math, college English composition I, college English literature

College: Central College, Pella, Iowa

Career plans: play softball

Major: Liberal Arts, architectural design

Mary E. Hammel

School: Perry Lecompton High School

Grade-point average: 4.09

Class rank: 1

ACT composite score: 26

Parents: Bradly E. and Glenda J. Hammel

Honors, activities: president of National Honor Society, president of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Kansas Regents Honors Academy, Kansas Honors Program, organized Senior Citizen Sweetheart Dance, made crafts with senior citizens at a retirement home, cheerleader, head of nursery during vacation Bible school at church, made posters for sports teams at school and organized a career on wheels day for elementary school students.

Advanced Placement Classes: psychology and public speaking.

College: Washburn University

Career plans: television station producer

Major: mass media

Melissa Colgan

School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: n/a

ACT composite score: 28

Parents: Michael F. and Marilyn A. Colgan

Honors, activities: Slice of Agriculture Beef chairperson, prepared and trained presidents and vice presidents for Douglas County 4-H, judged Shawnee County 4-H Club Days senior and junior talks, planned and organized CASH 4-H Leadership Retreat and Kansas Junior Simmental Assn. State Show, National Honor Society, volunteered LINK and Salvation Army, marching band, Nokia Sugar Bowl performance, top overall Band-Blue Springs, Kansas River Youth Leadership Group community service, Kansas 4-H Key Award for civic contributions; Douglas County 4-H Spirit Award for inspiring others and leadership.

Advanced Placement Classes: advanced English, algebra II extended and statistics, college prep chemistry, college prep physics, precalculus/calculus I and calculus II/III.

College: Kansas State University

Career plans: pediatrician

Major: food science

Christopher Lee Lydick

School: Ottawa High School

Grade-point average: 3.961

Class rank: 2

ACT composite score: 23

Parents: Lee and Judy Lydick

Honors, activities: Kansas Honor Scholar, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Governor's Scholar, All A Honor Roll, varsity football, freshmen football and track and field.

Advanced Placement Classes: college prep English, calculus, physics, advanced biology and computer programming

College: Kansas State University

Career plans: undecided

Major: computer engineering

Desiree Warren

School: Ottawa High School

Grade-point average: 3.895

Class rank: 6

ACT composite score: 26

Parents: David and Julie Warren

Honors, activities: Peer Counseling, Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference Delegate, yearbook editor, Kansas Honor Scholar and Winter Royalty Queen.

Advanced Placement Classes: college prep English, college prep history, American studies, economics, physics and trigonometry

College: Kansas University

Career plans: magazine layout designer, editor, artist or art publicist

Major: English and art

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