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Academic All-Star team resumes

February 26, 2006

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Brenna Daldorph

School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Brian Daldorph, Lawrence, and Sandra Thompson, Lawrence

Honors, activities: National History Day (9, 11-12), First Place Region (9, 11), First Place State (9); Lawrence Journal-World "Make a Difference" Essay Contest winner (11); Kansas World Trade Center Essay Contest winner (11); Third-Place Feature Story, Journalism Educators of Metro KC Spring Awards Night (11); LHS Literary Lion Award (11-12); Junior High Valedictorian and Graduation Speaker (9); Model U.N., University of Chicago (9-12), Verbal Commendation (11); Roles in Plays (9-10); Showtime 2005 participant and group organizer (11); Young Democrats (10-12), Secretary (11), President (12); Editor, Graffiti Poetry Magazine (11-12); Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Budget (12); National Honor Society (11-12), President (12); Key Club (10-11); LINK Crew Peer Mentoring Program volunteer (12); Cross Country (11-12); Band (9); Choir (9-11); Youth in Local Government liaison to Lawrence Arts Commission; Oread Friends meeting (2005-2006); "Shoeboxes of Love" participant (2002-2005); English Alternative Theater's "The Glass Menagerie" participant (2003)

College: Kansas University, University of Wisconsin or Macalester College

Career plans: Journalist with international news emphasis for magazine

Major: International studies and journalism

Allegra Fisher

School: Perry-Lecompton High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: John and Karalee Fisher, Perry

Honors, activities: Kansas Honors Scholar; Gold Honor Roll (9-12); Academic Letter (3 years); National Bible Quiz Challenge (2003-2004), Second Place (2003), First Place (2004); Division 4A High-Q Scholars' Bowl, first place; National Engineering Design Competition, Second Place (2003); National Honor Society (10-12); Kansas All-State Masonic Marching Camp, First Alto Saxophone (2004); Kansas Music Educators Assn. District 1 Jazz Band, First Alternate Jazz Piano, frequent soloist (2 years), "I" rating (2005); Topeka Youth Jazz Band, piano and alto saxophone (9-12); Brad Stroud Memorial Jazz Scholarship to KU Jazz Workshop (2004-2005); PLHS Art Fair, first place drawing; National Piano Playing Audition, American College of Musicians district member, Superior rating (2005); Writers in Residence artwork published (2004); Marching, Pep, Concert and Jazz Bands (9-12), Drum Major (2 years); PLHS Art Club, vice president and co-founder (12); FBLA (10-12); Fellowship of Christian Students, officer (10-11), Halloween Festival for area elementary children (11), See You At The Pole coordinator (10-11); Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer (12); Williamstown Assembly of God Worship Team volunteer accompanist (9-12) and Oasis Youth Group Worship Team (9-12), Music Leader (2005); Junior High Topeka Jazz Workshop Band assistant (9-11); Wheat State Church Kids Camp volunteer (2002-2003); church drama performances participant (9-12); PLHS Blood Drive (10-12); Speed the Light fundraising for missionaries (9-12); National Fine Arts Festival of the Assemblies of God (9-12), several state and national honors; PLHS accompanist (9-12), KU and Washburn accompanist (11-12); accompanist for three children's weekly choirs (2005-2006)

College: Kansas University

Career plans: Graduate school while teaching and performing

Major: Music education and piano performance

Eric Anderson

School: Ottawa High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Steve and Roberta Anderson, Ottawa

Honors, activities: Scholars' Bowl (10-12), lettered (10-12), team captain (11-12); Kansas Honors Scholar; National Merit Commended Scholar; American Legion Boys' State, Senator, Outstanding Senator Award (11); DAR Outstanding History Student (11); Key Club (9-12), secretary (10), Lieutenant Governor (11), Robert F. Lucas Distinguished Lt. Governor, Kansas District Governor (12), Drive-By Raking, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Read-a-Thon for elementary school students, and school and park clean-ups; Student Council (9-12), class president (9-12); National Honor Society (11-12); Fellowship of Christian Athletes (9-12); Spanish Club (9-12), vice president (10); OHS Yearbook copy editor (11-12); Peer Counseling and Mentoring (10-12); Debate (9-10); Forensics (9); Pep Club (9-12); Math Club (11); Soccer (9-11), lettered (10-11); Tennis (9-12), lettered (10-12); Cross Country (12), lettered; Wall of Honor Selection Committee (11-12); Site Council (11); 4-H (9-12), president (9), parliamentarian (10-11), camp counselor (11); Church Youth Group (9-12), Spirit of the Fair Award (11); Tutor (9-10, 12); Franklin County Historical Society volunteer (12)

College: Kansas University, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of North Carolina, Duke, Vanderbilt University or Georgetown University

Career plans: Economics, international business or public policy

Major: History with Spanish and/or Italian minor

Megan Ballock

School: Eudora High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Donald and LaDonna Ballock, Eudora

Honors, activities: Cross Country and Track, Academic All-State teams; High Honor Roll; Kansas Honors Scholar; Crowell Book Award, KU Endowment Association; National Honor Society; National Honor Society Scholarship nominee; Wendy's High School Heisman Award Finalist; Who's Who Among American High School Students nominee; U.S. Achievement Academy nominee; Cardinal Club; Student Council, class secretary, class vice president, activities coordinator, treasurer; Environmental Club; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; International Club; EHS Newspaper Staff, co-editor; EHS Yearbook Staff, co-editor; Senior Advisory Committee; Spanish trip to Costa Rica; Spanish trip to Ecuador; Spring Play; SADD; Elementary school mentor; Basketball; Track; Cross Country; 4-H, trash pickups, Food Fare, United Way; Adopt-A-Highway Program; Adopt-A-Family Program; Blood Drive volunteer; Body Walk; ECKAN and Meals-on-Wheels volunteer; LINK volunteer; nursing home birthday parties volunteer

College: Pittsburg State University

Career plans: Nutrition and wellness

Major: Health and human performance

Amanda Frederick

School: Free State High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Joel and Diana Frederick, Lawrence

Honors, activities: KU Watkins-Berger Scholarship (12); KU Coca Cola Scholarship (12); Kansas Honors Scholar (12); President's Award for Academic Excellence (9); Principal's Mark of Excellence (10-11); National Honor Society (10-12); Northeast Kansas District Honor Choir (11-12); Kansas State Honor Choir (11-12); Key Club (10-12); Band (9-12), Squad Leader Marching Band (10), Section Leader Marching Band (11), Symphonic Band (9-12); Women's Choir (9); Chamber Choir (10-12), Alto II Section Leader (11-12); Chamber Singers (10-12); LINK Mentoring Crew (12); Blackbox Theatre (2005); Audio Reader volunteer (2003-2006); United Methodist Church Youth Institute, Care Group Leader (2004); Great Green Help Community Service Day; Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF; Kids Voting (2004-2005); Lawrence Children's Choir (2003)

College: Kansas University

Career plans: Secondary school English teacher and fiction writer

Major: English education

Cody Heston

School: Oskaloosa High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Duane and Linda Heston, Oskaloosa

Honors, activities: Student of the Year (11); Commended National Merit Scholar (12); Kansas Honors Scholar (12); Principal's Honor Award (11); Biology II Student of the Year (10); Spanish II Student of the Year (10); Physical Science Student of the Year (10); Speech Student of the Year (10); English II Student of the Year (10); Academic Excellence Award (9-12); Student of the Month (9-12); Principal's Honor Roll (9-12); English I Student of the Year (9); Geometry Student of the Year (9); Biology I Student of the Year (9); World History Student of the Year (9); Spanish I Student of the Year (9); English II Student of the Year (10); American History Student of the Year (11); English III Student of the Year (11); Precalculus Student of the Year (11); Dynamics of Health and Fitness Student of the Year (11); National Honor Society (10-12); Basketball (9-12), Co-captain (12); Baseball (9-12); Cross Country (11-12); Class President (9-10); Class Vice President (11-12); Jefferson County 4-H Ambassador (9, 11-12); Fairview 4-H Club President (9-12); FBLA (9-12), Treasurer (12); St. Theresa's Church Bazaar (9-12); Relay for Life Cancer Walk (9-12); March of Dimes Fundraiser (12); Salvation Army Kettles (12); God's Storehouse volunteer (10-11); Rock Springs 4-H Camp Counselor (11); HOSTS (Helping One Student To Succeed) Mentor (11)

College: Washburn University

Career plans: Graduate school, Kansas University

Major: Premed

Lynne Lammers

School: Baldwin High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Carl Lammers, Ottawa, and Jana Jorn, Baldwin

Honors, activities: National Merit Semifinalist (12); Kansas Honors Scholar (12); Honor Student (12); Emporia State University Math Contest, first place trigonometry (11); Scholars' Bowl (9-12), varsity (10-12), lettered (9-11); Debate (9-11), lettered (9-11); American Legion Oratorical Contest regional winner (11); National Youth Leadership Conference (11); National Honor Society (11-12), president (12); Ottawa Suzuki Strings (9-12), I rating regional and state solo and ensemble (9-11); Band (9-12), first chair, French horn (11-12); Youth Symphony of Kansas City (9-12), performed for elementary schools and nursing homes; District and State Orchestra (10-11); Student Council class representative (9-11); ballet classes (10-11); Community Blood Drive (12)

College: Kansas University, Washington University, Rice University, University of Chicago, Stanford University, Harvard University or Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Career plans: Research in physics or astronomy

Major: Physics or astronomy

Carly Sakumura

School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Eric and Beth Sakumura, Lawrence

Honors, activities: National Merit Commended Scholar (12); AP Scholar (12); President's Award for Educational Excellence (9); National Spanish Exam, First Place in Kansas (11); Kansas Honors Scholar (12); Mount Holyoke Book Award (11); Rotary Youth Leadership Award (11); Science Knowledge Bowl (11-12); Douglas County Science Fair, Best in Optics, Best in Air, Space and Astronomy (9); National Honor Society, Vice President (11-12); Soccer (9-11), Varsity (10-11), 2005 All-District Honorable Mention, Heart of a Lion Award; Young Democrats Club (10-12), Chief of Staff (12); 2004 Regional Piano Festival; Regional History Day (10-11); Rotary Youth Leadership Academy; Model U.N. (9); Marching and Concert Band, Section Leader (10); Environment Club (10-12); LHS LINK Crew, Leader and Mentor for Sophomores (12); Kansas Specialty Dog Services (2003-2005); Youth Soccer Team Coach (2003-2004)

College: Princeton University

Career plans: Graduate school, engineering or physics, work at NASA as mission specialist astronaut in design

Major: Aerospace engineering

Lilly Varner

School: Santa Fe Trail High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Kevin and Nancy Varner, Overbrook

Honors, activities: Small Ensemble Music Festival, I Rating state (9); Scholars' Bowl (9-12); Spanish Competition (9-11), First, Second and Third Places; Mathematics Exemplary State Assessment (10); Writing Exemplary State Assessment (11); National Student Leadership Conference nominee (11-12); Kansas Honor Scholar (12); Allen County Community College Academic Scholarship (12); Washburn University Academic Scholarship (12); Valedictorian (12); Kansas Association of Youth (9-10); SADD (9-11); Band (9-10, 12); FBLA (9); Chorus (10); Dance Team (10-12); National Honor Society (11-12), Secretary (12); Renaissance (9-12); Musical and Drama Productions (9-12); Math Club (9-10); Girl Scouts (9); Volunteer at Junior High School Dances; Junior High School Scholars' Bowl After-School Program volunteer; Overbrook Public Library volunteer; Painted Child Development Center volunteer; Summer Camp Toddler Nursery volunteer; Concession Stand volunteer; Community Halloween Haunted House volunteer; Junior High Renaissance Program; Sports Events Admissions volunteer; Tutor volunteer; Let's Help Homeless Shelter volunteer

College: Washburn University

Career plans: Medical school, radiologist

Major: Premed

Boning Zhang

School: Free State High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1

Parents: Jianbo Zhang and Yang Yang, Lawrence

Honors, activities: Translator, Chinese Academy of Science (10); Shenyang Institute of Technology, China, English Instructor (10); Laboratory Research Assistant, Kansas University (11-12); I rating State and Regional Piano Festival (10-11); Lawrence Arts Center Honor Recital participant (11-12); Marie Walsh Sharp Summer Art Program Scholarship (11); Regional Scholastics Art Competition, Gold Key (10-11); National Scholastics Art Competition for 2-D Compositions, National Finalist (10-11); National Student Leadership Conference (11); Dartmouth College Book Award (11); National Art Honors Society (11-12), Treasurer (11), Secretary (12); National Honor Society, Secretary (12); Tennis (9-10); Multicultural Club, Treasurer (11); Band (11-12), Outstanding Underclassman Award (11), Drum Line, Cymbal Section Leader (12); Cultural Heritage Panel (10-12); Lawrence Public Library volunteer (9); Lawrence Memorial Hospital volunteer (10); Douglas County AIDS Project Art Auction volunteer (11); English as Second Language Tutor (11); Lawrence Arts Center Holiday Gift Shop volunteer (12); Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community volunteer (10-12)

College: Washington University

Career plans: Dental school, orthodontics

Major: Visual arts and science

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