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All-Star Nominees shine in and out of classroom

February 27, 2005

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Krystle Barthol



School: Wellsville High School

Grade-point average: 3.76

Class rank: 5


Parents: Kevin and Miriam Barthol, Wellsville

Honors, activities: Kansas Honors Scholar; Honor Roll, Citizenship Award (2 years, nominated 3 years); Johnson County 4-H Rodeo Queen Scholarship; Volleyball (9-12), Co-captain (12), Journal-World Athlete of the Week, Ottawa Herald All-Area Team, Frontier League All-League Team, Honorable Mention Journal-World All-Area Team, Honorable Mention KVA All-star 3A Team; Basketball (9-12), Co-captain (12), Honorable Mention Frontier League Preseason Coaches Poll; first place 4x100 relay state track team (11); 4-H (11 years), Secretary (12); 4-H Junior Leaders for community service projects; coach elementary girls basketball (3 years); coach youth volleyball

College: Highland Community College

Career plans: Forensic Science

Major: Science

Marie Byleen-Higley



School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 3.80

Class rank: 51

Parents: Mike Higley and Elizabeth Byleen, Lawrence

Honors, activities: Model UN (9); Science Olympiad, third place State Road Scholar Competition; Duke University Talent Identification Program, summer sessions: "Artificial Intelligence" (9) and "Monsters in the Modern Imagination" (10); Alternate State Orchestra (11); KMEA District Band (11, 12); State Band (12); National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist (12); Jazz Band (9-12); Track (10); Band (9-12), Letter (10, 11); KU Jazz Festival; Cross Country (12)

College: Undecided, several university acceptances

Career plans: Music and liberal arts

Major: Music and liberal arts

Benjamin Chapin



School: Free State High School

Grade-point average: 3.977

Class rank: 21

Parents: Barry and Rosemary Chapin, Lawrence

Honors, activities: Kansas Honor Scholar (2004); National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist (2004); First Place Shawnee Mission East High School Debate Tournament (2004); First Place Novice Debate Tournament St. Thomas Aquinas (2003); Third Place Documentary District National History Day Contest (2004); FSHS Representative National Young Leaders Conference, Washington, D.C. (2004); Ultimate Frisbee Club (2004); Swimming (2003-2005); Ping Pong Club (2002-2005); Track (2000-2003); Chess (2000-2005); Band/Marching Band (1998-2004); Symphonic Band (2005); Scouting 1998-2005), Eagle Scout Award (2004); campaign volunteer (2004); intern for Congressman Dennis Moore, constituency service (2003)

College: University of Southern California, Claremont McKenna, Princeton, Washington University or Kansas University

Career plans: Law

Major: Writing and law

James A. "Andy" Coffman



School: Eudora High School

Grade-point average: 3.98

Class rank: 1

Parents: Terry and Lori Coffman, Eudora

Honors, activities: National Honor Society (10-12), National Honor Society Scholarship Nominee; Emporia University Math Contest, FBLA (12); Eudora High School Principal Advisory Committee; President; Soccer, Letter (3 years), Captain (12); Wrestling (4 years), Captain (11, 12); member The United Methodist Church, Eudora; elementary school mentor

College: Kansas University

Career plans: Architectural Engineer

Major: Architectural Engineering

Rebecca L. Davis



School: De Soto High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Charles and Pamela Davis, De Soto

Honors, activities: National Honor Society (2 years); Student Council (2 years); Senior Class secretary and treasurer; Madrigals (2 years), President (12); Who's Who Among American High School Students Nominee (2 years); Principal's Honor Roll (9-12); People to People Nominee (11); Basketball (9-12); Volleyball (9-12); Track (9-12); Sports Letters (4); Choir (9-12); Friends Without Borders (10-12); volunteer community service activities; church youth group; volunteer church nursery; coach for eighth grade winter Wildcat League (11, 12)

College: Oklahoma State University

Career plans: Lawyer or court interpreter and judge

Major: Political science

Kimberly Hughes



School: Wellsville High School

Grade-point average: 3.82

Class rank: 3

Parents: Clay and Candy Hughes, Wellsville

Honors, activities: Honor Roll (9-12); Kansas Honors Scholar (2004); Student Council (9-12), Secretary (10, 11), Vice President (12); KAY Club (9-12), Secretary (11), Treasurer (12); FBLA (3 years); Girls State, member House of Representatives (2004); Cross Country (4 years), All-Area Team Ottawa Herald (4 years), All Frontier League Team (3 years), All-Area Lawrence Journal-World Team (2003); 20th Place State Cross Country; Basketball (9-12), Anderson County All-Tournament Team (2003); Track (3 years), Second Place 4x800 Meter Relay State Team; Sweet 16 fund raiser for Wellsville City Library, nursery volunteer St. Mark's Lutheran Church

College: Kansas University

Career plans: Human genetics

Major: Human genetics

Levi T. Huseman



School: Tonganoxie High School

Grade-point average: 3.96

Class rank: 6

Parents: Brian and Terri Huseman, Tonganoxie

Honors, activities: Kansas University Freshman Honor Scholarship; Voice of Democracy Contest, Kansas Merit Scholar; League Math Contests; Science Club (11, 12); T-Club (Letterman's Club) (10-12); Cross Country (9, 10, 12), Second place and third place State teams; Track (9-12), Fourth place and 12th place 4x800 Meter Relay State teams, 12th place individual 800 Meter, State Qualifier (9-12); Basketball (9-12), Letter (3 years); Soccer (1 year), 11 Sports Letters; Band and Jazz Band (9, 10), First Chair alto saxophone; highlight films for athletic teams; referee youth soccer; DARE role model; attend United Methodist Church of Tonganoxie and Tonganoxie Christian Church Youth Group

College: Kansas University

Career plans: Surgeon for sports-related injuries

Major: Pre-med, Biology

Michael Jordan



School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 3.88

Class rank: 38

Parents: Dean and Joyce Jordan, Lawrence

Honors, activities: National Honor Society (11, 12); Honor Roll (9-12); SJHS Knowledge Master Team member, First Place (9); Gold medal National Latin Exam (9); Winner President Award for Educational Excellence (9); Science Fair (9); LHS Principal Student Committee (10); LHS Knowledge Master Team, fifth place (12); Presidential Scholar Nominee; All-City Junior High Jazz Band (9); Band, Orchestra (9-12); LHS Marching Lions Soloist (11, 12), LHS Concerto Contest winner (11, 12), Jazz Band Midwestern Music Camp (9-12), Superior Ratings State Solo Festival (10-12), played trombone pit orchestra "Once Upon a Mattress" (10), and "Meet Me In St. Louis" (12); KU Trombone Octet (10, 11); Lawrence Arts Center competition winner (10); First Chair All-State Band (10); First Chair All-State Orchestra (11); First Chair All-State Jazz Band; SJHS Singers and Honor Choir section leader (9); LHS A Cappella Choir section leader (11, 12); LHS Chorale (11, 12); volunteer Lawrence Humane Society (9); play trombone for senior citizens at American Legion (10-12);

College: University of North Texas

Career plans: Teacher and wind conducting

Major: Music Education

Willie Maderos-Treaster



School: Perry-Lecompton High School

Grade-point average: 3.83

Class rank: 7

Parents: Juan Maderos of Esquipulas, Guatemala, and Cyndi Treaster, Lecompton

Honors, activities: Honor Roll (9-12); Kansas Honors Scholar (12); Exemplary Achievement State Math Test; Washburn Math Competition (9-11); Model UN (9-11); Boys' State (11); School of the Mines, Minority Summit, Summer Engineering Program (10); Scholars' Bowl (9-10); KU Band Camp, top band and Jazz Band (10-12); Honors Piano Recital (10); National Honor Society (10-12); School play (12); Band (9-12), Jazz Band (9-12), Saxophone Section Leader (10-12), First Chair District Band (10-12), "1" Rating State Piano Solo (10); "1" Rating State Saxophone Solo (9); "1" Rating State Saxophone Trio (9, 11); Soccer Varsity Letter (10-12), Soccer, captain (12), Second Team All-League (12); Varsity basketball, Letter (11,12), Captain (12); Chess Club (9-11); Ping-Pong Club co-founder (12); soccer and basketball referee (9-12); basketball clinic volunteer (9-12), Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor (11), Accompanist and special music for Lecompton United Methodist Church (9-12); Summer Bible School assistant (9-12); Lecompton Community Meals volunteer (9-11); volunteer Saxophone and piano music for Kiwanis (10); PLHS Alumni Banquet (10); International Cafe (9-11), PLHS Spring Art Show (10-11), Lecompton Vespers (10-12); Lecompton Territorial Days Concert (9-12)

College: Kansas University or an NAIA four-year college or university

Career plans: Engineering

Major: Engineering

Chad O'Bryhim



School: Santa Fe Trail High School

Grade-point average: 3.894

Class rank: 6

Parents: Cliff and Cindy O'Bryhlm, Overbrook

Honors, activities: KU Honor Scholar (12), Baker University Harter Scholar Finalist; Principal's Honor Roll (12, 11, 10); National Honor Society (2 years); FBLA (10-12), planned and executed Kansas Summer Leadership Seminar (12), Executive Vice President (11), State Editor (10), Mr. Future Business Leader runner-up (10); graduate with honors National Institute for Leaders Entrepreneurship Class (12); graduate with honors National Institute for Leaders Officership Class (11); graduate Osage County Leadership Course (10); Class vice president (11, 12); Winter Royalty nominee; Lead in spring theater productions of Shakespeare (11); Band (9-12), Drum major (12), Field Commander, Assistant Director and Junior Drum Major (11); Jazz Band (2 years), Pep Band (9-12); Kansas Masonic All-State Marching Band; "2" rating Sate Music Small Ensemble; Football (3 years), Varsity (1 year); Golf (9-12), Varsity (2 years), Letter (11), Art Club (2 years); Kansas Association for Youth (2 years); Renaissance, (4 years); SADD (2 years); Theater (9-12); USD 434 Enrichment Program (9-12); Overbrook United Methodist Church Youth Representative, Lay Leader (10), Senior High Youth Fellowship (9-12), Worship and Pastor-Parish Committee; Heartland SHARE holiday volunteer (two years); community volunteer; Overbrook Attendance Center Mock Presidential and Governor debate (2 years), Economics and entrepreneurship workshops(3 years)

College: Baker University

Career plans: Public relations, human resources or CEO

Major: Business administration and mass communications

Emily Robbins



School: Santa Fe Trail High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Vic Robbins and Marian Massoth-Robbins, Carbondale

Honors, activities: Principal's Honor Roll (2001-2005); Renaissance Gold Card Holder (4.0 GPA), Committee Member (2001-2005); Top 10 of class (2001-2005); Band (2001-2004); Kansas Honor Scholar (2005); National Honor Society, Vice President (2003-2005); Student Council, Treasurer (2004-2005); Second Place Kansas Wesleyan Humanities Festival Humanities Test; FBLA (2002-2004): Parliamentarian, Treasurer, Business Math Team, Second Place District Competition, Second Place State Competition, Nationals Qualifier; Parliamentary Procedure Team, First Place District competitions, Third Place State competition; Exemplary Achievement State Assessment Tests; Great Plains Math Contest, First Place Team Competition, First Place Individual Time Test (2004); Novice State Debate (2003); Being an Unusually Good Student (BUG) Award (3 years); SADD (2001-2005); Kansas Association of Youth (2002-2005); Band (2001-2004); Cross Country (2001-2003); Track (2002-2004); Cheerleading (2001-2002); Basketball manager (2002-2003); News/feature writer Red & Blue Review (school newspaper) (2004-2005); Debate/forensics (2002-2003); 4-H (9 years), offices held: president, vice president, treasurer, reporter; community volunteer FAST Lane Program (2002-2003); member Overbrook United Methodist Senior High Youth Group (2001-2005); community softball (2001-2003); graduate Leadership Osage County

College: Kansas University

Career plans: Biomedical engineering

Major: Engineering

Melissa Roberts



School: De Soto High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Jay and Nancy Roberts

Honors, activities: Scholars' Bowl team captain (2004-2005); Model UN (4 years); Site Council; vice president senior class; USD 232 Community Budget Forum Student Representative; International Relations Council of Kansas City's Academy of World Affairs and Relations in Education (AWARE); cross country state qualifier (2 years), third place 4A Regionals (2004); track state qualifier 4x800 Meter Relay; Dance team, captain (1 year), co-captain (2 years), UDA All-Star; DHS musical choreography (4 years); Band, Secretary (2 years), drum major (1 year); Youth Court judge, participant (4 years); Madrigals, Regional Honor Choir (2 years), "1" Rating State Vocal Solo competition; Fellowship of Christian Athletes, treasurer; Leadership in Teen Education; Sunday School church volunteer;

College: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Career plans: Foreign service officer or politics

Major: International Relations

Matthew Rytting



School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 3.81

Class rank: 48

Parents: J. Howard and Barbara Kay Rytting

Honors, activities: Honor Roll (9-12); Scholars' Bowl (11, 12); National Merit Semifinalist (12); participated in AMC and received LHS highest score (11); Band (3 years), Jazz II (11, 12); Choir (3 years), A Cappella (11), Choral (12); Teenage Republican Club; Boy Scouts, Life Scout; church youth group; member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

College: Kansas University

Career plans: Two-year church mission after some college followed by more education, possibly Brigham Young University

Major: Undecided

Grace Ellen Schroer



School: Baldwin High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Jim Schultze and Grace Schroer, Baldwin

Honors, activities: National Merit Semifinalist (12); Presidential Scholar Nominee (12); Academic Letter (11); Kansas Girls State: City Commissioner, County Party Chairwoman, House of Representatives (2004); Kansas Sunflower Girls State Alumni Scholarship (2004); Kansas Honors Scholar (12); K-State Dean's Award for Outstanding Math and Science (12); Project Discovery (2003); Math Team (10-12); Pittsburg State Math Day Gold Medalist (10-11); Scholars' Bowl (10-12); Debate (12); AMC 10 school winner (10); National Honor Society (11-12); Rocket Club (10-11); Sophomore class secretary; Band, Letter, Librarian (9-12); All-State Band (11); All-State Orchestra (12); John Philip Sousa Award (11); State Solo Competition Excellent Rating (11); District Band (10-12); Clarinet section leader (10-12); School Musical (11-12); Musical Pit Coordinator (12); Basketball (9); Orienteering (9-12); Topeka Symphony Youth Orchestra (12); volunteer Relay for Life (11); volunteer Vinland Fair (9-12), Baldwin Community Theatre sets (9), Vinland Science Fair (11)

College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Carleton or Kansas universities

Career plans: Chemical engineering

Major: Chemistry or chemical engineering

Cecilia Stumpff



School: Eudora High School

Grade-point average: 3.98

Class rank: 1

Parents: Kenneth and Eileen Stumpff, Eudora

Honors, activities: Kansas Honor Scholar (2004); Who's Who Among American High School Students (2003-2004); National Honor Roll (2003-2004); Outstanding Spanish II Student (2002-2003); Straight A Honor Roll (2001-2004); Perfect attendance (2002-2003); Scholars' Bowl (3 years); National Honor Society (3 years), secretary (1 year); Photojournalism (2 years), Yearbook Academics Editor (1 year); Senior Advisory Committee (1 year), FBLA (1 year); Video Yearbook Club (1 year); Debate (1 year); Softball (3 years); SADD (4 years); Environmental Club (3 years), Secretary/Treasurer (1 year), President (1 year); International Club (3 years); Fellowship of Christian Athletes (3 years); Cast and crew of child's play (1 year), stage manager (1 year), Redeemer Lutheran Church Youth Group (4 years)

College: Pittsburg State University

Career plans: Environmental scientist

Major: Environmental studies

Erin B. Watson



School: McLouth High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Randy and Elaine Watson, McLouth

Honors, activities: Kansas Honor Scholar (2004); Principal Honor Roll (6 semesters); Exemplary Achievement State Math and Science Tests; National Honor Society (11-12); Varsity Cross Country, Letters (9-12), First Team All-League; Varsity Cheerleading, Letter (3 years), FCCLA (9), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (12), Christian Music Concert (2003); ACTS Club (9-12); Band (9-12), Band, Letters (9-12), First Chair Flute; Varsity Track, Letter, State Track participant (9-12); Student Council president (12); Basketball (9); National Honor Society volunteer work; caroling at nursing homes, caroling on the Plaza (4 years); KU Band Day; Patriot's Day Parade; Leavenworth's Veterans' Day Parade; Organizing cheer clinics; ACTS Club Dinner Theater

College: Kansas State University

Career plans:

Major: Biology with foreign language or history minor

Hallie L. Watson



School: McLouth High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Randy and Elaine Watson of McLouth

Honors, activities: Kansas Honor Scholar (2004); Principal Honor Roll (6 semesters); Varsity Cross Country, Letter (10-12), State Cross Country Meet (10, 12); Varsity Track, Letter (10-12), State Track Meet (10, 12); National Honor Society, Treasurer (12), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (11,12), Christian Music Concert (2003); Band (9-12); Cheerleading (10-12); Art Club (11); ACTS Club (10-12); Volleyball (9); Basketball (9); Choir (10, 12); Honorable Mention 2003 DVL Art Competition; Exemplary Achievement Kansas Math and Science Tests; 2003 Shrine Bowl Cheerleading; Runner-Up Leavenworth/Jefferson County Electric Company Competition for High School Juniors; National Honor Society volunteer work; Christmas caroling on the Plaza; caroling at nursing homes; Leavenworth Veterans' Day Parade; KU Band Day; Patriot's Day Parade; Helped organize six cheer clinics; ACTS Club Dinner Theaters (10-12), "Oklahoma!" (2004), "A Christmas Carol" (2003); Clean up McLouth Prairie Park; volunteering at the Y.E.S. Center in McLouth

College: Kansas State University

Career plans: Author or conservation Biologist

Major: Biology with language minor

Laura Anne Weatherford



School: Perry-Lecompton High School

Grade-point average: 3.99

Class rank: 1

Parents: John and Kathleen Weatherford, Berryton

Honors, activities: Medallion Scholarship; 0.5 Club; Kansas Honor Scholar; Kansas Scholar Curriculum; Honor Roll; Fellowship of Christian Athletes officer board; Drama Club; Biology Club; Soccer Manager; Track Manager; Code Blue; School Play, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America President and Public Relations; five mission trips to Arlington, Texas, and Monterrey, Mexico; Sunday School teacher; Serve Day in inner-city Kansas City (5 years); Community service leaf rakings; volunteer decorating hospital for holidays

College: Kansas State University, then Washburn University

Career plans: Nursing

Major: Nursing

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