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Runners-up show penchant for success

May 12, 2002

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Bethany Badger

School: Santa Fe Trail High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: 2
ACT composite score: 24
Parents: Jeff Badger and LaDona Rayner
Honors, activities: Academic Scholarship from Washburn University; School of Business Finance Scholarship from Washburn University; Student Council (four years); junior and senior class president; KAY (four years); volleyball (three years); track (one year); National Honor Society (two years); National Honor Society president (one year), Future Business Leaders of America (four years); Future Business Leaders of America vice president (one year); Students Against Destructive Decisions (two years); Spanish contest (one year); play crew (one year); volunteer at First Christian Church, Parents as Teachers, the elementary program "Fast Lane"; Head of FBLA Community Service Project; member of First Christian Church.
Advanced placement classes: ACCC psychology, ACCC government, ACCC American history, honors English, ACCC biology, ACCC English composition I and II, ACCC speech, ACCC college algebra, ACCC trigonometry and pre-calculus.
College: Washburn University
Career plans: commercial banking
Major: business finance







Daniel Hunt

School: Santa Fe Trail High School
Grade-point average: 3.9
Class rank: 1
ACT composite score: 30
Parents: Ron and Denise Hunt
Honors, activities: KSU Foundation Scholar; Student Council Community Service Scholarship; second place in League Scholars Bowl; first team to compete at State Scholars Bowl; Kansas Wesleyan Humanities Festival (first); Spanish III competition; State Debate Tournament (two years); League Forensics Champion (one year); completed independent research project in nuclear radioactivity; valedictorian; Future Business Leaders of America (four years) state president, state editor, vice president, parliamentarian; National Honor Society (two years) historian; Student Council (three years) vice president; Kansas Association of Youth (four years); Renaissance (three years); SADD (two years); FCA (two years); football (one year); basketball (one year); drama (three years); Missions Project in Espanola, N.M.; peer tutor (two years); senior high youth group (four years); painted community center in Denver; worked at Heartland Share Food Bank, read Spanish stories to young children; church advent worker; Let's Help volunteer.
Advanced placement classes: honors English III, AP English, college American history, college government, college algebra III, college trigonometry, college calculus, Spanish IV.
College: Kansas State University
Career plans: international relations, using background in Spanish, humanitarian or working for Peace Corps.
Major: management information systems, minor in international business




Kala Glass

School: DeSoto High School
Grade-point average: 3.9
Class rank: 3
ACT composite score: 26
Parents: David and Teresa Glass
Honors, activities: Presidential Academic Scholarship (12); Adopt a Family (12); Wall of Honor (12); Angel Tree (11, 12); Most Valuable Staff Member yearbook (11); Kansas Scholastic Press Assn. regional competition (10-12); Forensics (9,10); softball (9-12) captain (12); Student Council senator (12); Thespians (10-12), president (12); National Honor Society (11-12), secretary (12); yearbook (10-12), photography editor (11), editor-in-chief (12); newspaper (11-12) photography editor (12); Leaders In Teen Education (9-12); organized clothes closet at DeSoto Multiservice Center (11); Special Olympics ice skating (11).
Advanced placement classes: Honors English (10-12); political science (12); calculus (12); anatomy and physiology (12); physics (11); trigonometry (11).
College: Emporia State University
Career plans: undecided
Major: communication, minor in journalism




Michael Ryan Cribbs

School: Eudora High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: 1 (tie)
ACT composite score: 27
Parents: Joseph T. and Cathleen L. Cribbs
Honors, activities: competed in the Outstanding Math, Outstanding Social Studies, Outstanding Science, and Outstanding Spelling tests, 2000-2001 school year; won Outstanding Math contest; FBLA (four years); FCA (four years); SADD (four years); International Club (10-12); National Honor Society (10-12); Cardinal Club (11-12); Drama Club (11-12); football (9-10); basketball (9-11); track (9-11); member of Family of Faith Fellowship Church in Eudora; church clean-up day.
Advanced placement classes: advanced Spanish, accounting III, physics, trigonometry, calculus/statistics, composition and introduction to literature through Johnson County Community College, and one semester of A+ Computer Certification Training.
College: Johnson County Community College, University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Career plans: computer systems analyst or a computer programmer
Major: computer science




Sarah Elizabeth Katzfey

School: Eudora High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: 1 (tie))
ACT composite score: 29
Parents: Robert and Sally Katzfey
Honors, activities: Who's Who Among High School Students (11); "Top Gun" Basketball Tournament All-Academic Team (12); Athlete of the Month February 2002; Kansas Coaches Basketball Assn. Academic All-State (12); Kansas Honor Scholar (12); Kansas Honor Scholar (12); Kansas State University Foundation Scholarship; SBC Foundation Scholarship, Future Business Leaders of America (9-12), editor (10), president (12); Fellowship of Christian Athletes (10-12); Students Against Drunk Driving (9-10); National Honor Society (10-12); Foreign Language Club (11-12), treasurer (11), vice president (12); Letterman's Club (9-12); cross county (9-11); basketball (9-12); softball (9); track (10); Relay for Life (10-12); Habitat for Humanity (11).
Advanced placement classes: n/a
College: Kansas State University
Career plans: engineer
Major: architectural engineering, minor in Spanish




Joel Beard

School: Lawrence Free State High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: n/a
ACT composite score: 32
Parents: Philip and Eileen Beard
Honors, activities: Junior High valedictorian at Veritas Christian School, 1999; Principal's Mark of Excellence, 2000-02; Kansas Honor Scholar, 2001; National Merit Finalist, 2002; Kansas Governor's Scholar, 2002; top score in school on AMC 12, 2002; Florence Black New Students Scholarship at KU; Silver Keys in Scholastic Art and writing awards for visual arts; basketball, 1998-99, MVP award, team captain; Chamber Singers, 2001-02; soccer, 1999-2001; track, 2001; math team, 2001-02; Veritas Cantores, 1998-99; Sophomore Men's Choir, 1999-2000, section; Chamber Choir, 2000-02, section leader; District Honor Choir, leader, 2000-02; State Honor Choir, 2000-01; Fellowship of Christian Students, 1999-02; Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 2001-02; Church Youth Group; regional youth leader, 2000-02; Veritas Christian School Helping Hands, 1999; Christmas in October, 1999.
Advanced placement classes: pre-calculus, calculus I, II, III; AP U.S. history; advanced American literature; honors differential equations at KU, math 321; probability theory at KU, math 727; advanced drawing and painting.
College: St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
Career plans: undecided
Major: mathematics




Patrick Joseph Mulvihill Jr.

School: Perry-Lecompton High School
Grade-point average: 3.9
Class rank: 1
ACT composite score: 25
Parents: Pat and Vickie Mulvihill
Honors, activities: Quiz Bowl, 10; math team, 9-12; Kansas Honor Award (top 10 percent of senior class); Outstanding Senior Award in math and science; Governor's Scholar; Jefferson County Educational Extension Unit Council $200 scholarship; Kansas University Whittaker Leadership scholarship $1,000; Knights of Columbus, James W. Gibbons Assembly of the Fourth Degree scholarship $1,000; Academic Letter, 10-12; National Honor Society, 11-12; Letterman's Club, 9-12; Student Council Class representative, 9-10; Junior Class vice president; senior class president; Cross Country manager, 9-11; golf, 10-12; soccer 12; basketball, 9-12; marching, concert and pep Bands, 9-11; Art Fair, 11; musicals, 11-12; King of Winter Sports, 12; camp counselor at handicapped camp for one week each summer, 9-12; Boys State; volunteer for Let's Help.
Advanced placement classes: trigonometry and analysis 3, general chemistry 3, British literature 3, college prep composition 4, calculus 4 and physics 4.
College: Kansas University
Career plans: architect
Major: architecture




Nancy Milleret

School: Tonganoxie High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: 1
ACT composite score: 31
Parents: Mark and Melinda Milleret
Honors, activities: Kansas Scholar Award; National Honor Society Member; Governor's Scholar Award; K-State Foundation Scholarship; K-State-Salina Hardman Scholarship; Who's Who nominee; band section leader, 11; band, 9-12; volleyball, 9-12; track, 9-10; jazz band, 9-11; Science Club, 10, 12; Girl's Letter Club, 10, 12; Art Club, 11; Knowledge Bowl, 10; school musical, 10; Salvation Army volunteering, 11; highway cleanup project, 12.
Advanced placement classes: AP calculus, AP chemistry and college English
College: Kansas State University at Salina
Career plans: professional pilot
Major: aeronautical technology




Adam Harrison Smith

School: Ottawa High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: 1 (tie)
ACT composite score: 32
Parents: Ed and Kelly Smith
Honors, activities: $3,000 Putnam Scholarship from Kansas State University; $1,000 Engineering Scholarship from Kansas State University; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; KEY Club; O Club (Letterman's Club); Spanish Club; National Honor Society; football; basketball; baseball; First United Methodist Church of Ottawa member; ECKAN volunteer.
Advanced placement classes: American college government
College: Kansas State University
Career plans: engineer
Major: mechanical engineering




Kristen M. Jordan

School: Lawrence High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: n/a
ACT composite score: 31
Parents: Dean and Joyce Jordan
Honors, activities: District Solo and Ensemble,10-12, all 1 ratings; State Solo and Ensemble,10-1, all 1 ratings; district honor band, 10-11; district honor orchestra, 12; state honor band,11; state honor orchestra, 12; National Council of Teachers of English Writing Competition participant, 11; Fellowship of Christian Students, officer, 10-12; Key Club, 11-12; marching band, 10-12; LHS Jazz I, 10-12; symphonic band, 10-12; National Honor Society, treasurer, 11-12; Lawrence Bible Chapel youth group; Lawrence City Band, youngest member; Lawrence Arts Center Honor Recital Soloist, 11-12.
Advanced placement classes: AP chemistry; calculus I, II, III
College: University of Nebraska
Career plans: undecided
Major: economics or chemistry




Benet Magnuson

School: Lawrence High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: n/a
SAT score: 1580
Parents: Mike and Sarah Magnuson
Honors, activities: God Medal-State-Science Olympiad; State Champions-Scholars Bowl; National Merit Scholar; Presidential Scholar semifinalist; Summa Cum Laude, four years; National Latin Exam; Alliance for Social Awareness, two years leader; The Forum, three years president; Mock Trial, three years team captain; Key Club, three years senior representative; Youth in Local Government, one year Lawrence Planning Commission; 4-H Meadowlark Club, 10 years parliamentarian; altar server, St. John's Catholic Church; Audio Reader.
Advanced placement classes: AP physics; AP Latin-Virgil; AP Latin-Ovid and Catullus; AP U.S. history; AP politics-comparative, U.S. government; calculus I, II, III; ordinary differential equations; number theory; linear algebra; calculus of variations and integral equations; partial differential equations.
College: Harvard University
Career plans: undecided
Major: undecided




Matthew Thomas Noonan

School: Baldwin High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: 1
ACT composite score: 29
Parents: Tom and Marilyn Noonan
Honors, activities: three-time Pittsburg State University Math Day participant two-time medal winner; three-time Washburn University Math Day participant senior champion (2001); Voices of Kansas Writer's Contest participant (two years); Kansas Honor Scholar; Letterman's Club (1998-2002); National Honor Society (2000-2002); class president (1998-2002); band (1998-2002); band president 2001-02; school musical (2000, 2001); National Forensics League (1998-2002); debate (1998-2002), three-time League Champion, two-time Regional Champion, two times fourth-place finish at state debate; Scholars Bowl 1999-2002 (state qualifier, 2002, league champion, 2002, team captain, 2001-2002); basketball (1998-2000); cross country (1998-2001); golf (2000-2001); track (1999-2002); community band (2001); community clean-up (1999 and 2000); Citizens for a Drug-Conscious Baldwin Committee member (1999-2002); volunteer children's track coach (2000-2001).
Advanced placement classes: Advanced Placement English and Advanced writing forms
College: University of Missouri, Columbia
Career plans: engineer
Major: mechanical engineering




Brett Myrick

School: Baldwin High School
Grade-point average: 3.9
Class rank: 9
ACT composite score: 30
Parents: Jeff and Annette Myrick
Honors, activities: Debate (1999-2002); Novice Debater of the Year (2000); two-time league champion, two-time regional champion, two-time fourth-place state debate; KU Honor Scholar; National Merit Commended Scholar; Drake University Alumni Scholar; Letterman's Club (three years); STUCO representative (junior year); National Honor Society (three years); class treasurer (10-12); four-year football letterman (all Frontier League, senior year); three-year basketball letterman; two-year track letterman; three years concert choir; two-year tutor for math and reading for first- and second-graders; volunteer coach at elementary football camp; chairman for NHS canned food drive.
Advanced placement classes: advanced writing forms, AP English, Baker University courses in college algebra and U.S. history.
College: Drake University or Baker University, Kansas University for graduate work, probably law school
Career plans: lawyer
Major: double major in political science and history




Matthew J. Marietta

School: Oskaloosa High School
Grade-point average: 4.0
Class rank: 1
ACT composite score: 29
Parents: Jim and Lisa Marietta
Honors, activities: senior class president; charter president of Outdoor Sports Club; Student of the Year in pre-calculus, accounting, Latin II, algebra II, and nutrition and wellness; Future Business Leaders of America (four years) parliamentarian, vice president and parliamentary procedures team president; FBLA state champion; Letterman's Club (three years); Club 121 (two years); Future Career and Community Leaders of America for one year; Student Council representative (one year); baseball (four years); football (four years, lettering three); wrestling (three years, two as letterman); Scholars Bowl (four years lettering all four and serving as captain one year); Oskaloosa Encountering Christ Youth group; volunteer activities; Boys State; Mount Oread Scholar; Whittaker Scholarship.
Advanced placement classes: public speaking 101, American history 101, college English 101 and 102, college political science 101 and college U.S. government 100, Latin I and II.
College: Kansas University
Career plans: lawyer
Major: political science, emphasis on business administration

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