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The Journal-World’s 2013 Academic All-Star nominees

April 21, 2013

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Abigail Bartlow

School: Veritas Christian School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 7

Parents: Michael and Melanie Bartlow

College and career plans: Plans to study community health at Kansas University


Emma Beck

School: Eudora High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 111

Parents: Todd and Natalee Beck

College and career plans: Attend Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla., majoring in pre-medicine studies, with a possible minor in Spanish. Goal is to specialize in anesthesiology and focus on foreign missions to serve the people of underdeveloped countries.


Erin Renee Bowser

School: Oskaloosa Junior-Senior High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 35

Parents: Eric and Tami Bowser

College and career plans: Plans to attend the University of Missouri Kansas-City to study dentistry


Kelsi E. Briggs

School: Tonganoxie High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 137

Parents:Arlen and Michelle Briggs

College and career plans: Plans to attend Kansas State University and major in theater with a minor in Spanish


Mikayla Marie Douglas

School: Wellsville High School

Grade-point average: 3.98

Class rank: 1 of 48

Parents: Michael and Lisa Douglas

College and career plans: Plans to attend Ottawa University or Washburn University, majoring in public relations and business


Madison Epp

School: Bonner Springs High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 166

Parents: James and Janelle Epp

College and career plans: Attend Kansas State University, dual majoring in kinesiology and nutrition


Olivia Evans:

School: McLouth High School

Grade-point average: 3.87

Class rank: 2 of 32

Parents: Daniel and Kristie Evans

College and career plans: Attend Washburn University and pursue a life sciences degree, working toward a career in pharmacy.


Matthew Henry

School: Oskaloosa Junior-Senior High School

Grade-point average: 3.6

Class rank: 5 of 35

Parents: Jon and Judy Henry

College and career plans: Plans to attend Kansas State University and major in aerospace and aeronautical engineering


Katrina Jacobsen

School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 366

Parents: Terry and Robin Jacobsen

College and career plans: Attend Kansas University and pursue a career in music education


Emma Kelly

School: Lawrence High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 366

Parents: Wayne and Jennifer Kelly

College and career plans: Attend Kansas State University and pursue a career in veterinary medicine


Olivia Loney

School: Free State High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 344

Parents: Paul and Catrina Loney

College and career plans: Attend Kansas University, majoring in business, working toward becoming a certified public accountant


Melissa Schmidt

School: Perry-Lecompton High School

Grade-point average: 4.07

Class rank: 2 of 73

Parents: Robert and Carol Schmidt

College and career plans: Attend Kansas University, majoring in pharmacy, and eventually to work in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital system


Christian Sweeney

School: De Soto High School

Grade-point average: 4.196

Class rank: 2 of 154

Parents: John and Kelley Sweeney

College and career plans: Not available


Hannah Thomas

School: Ottawa High School

Grade-point average: 4.0

Class rank: 1 of 141

Parents: Mark and Julia Thomas

College and career plans: Attend Pittsburg State University, majoring in biology, working toward a career in dentistry and joining the Public Health Service


Hunter F. Trefz

School: Eudora High School

Grade-point average: 3.898

Class rank: 19 of 111

Parents: Fred and Tammie Trefz

College and career plans: Attend Kansas University, majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in music, working toward a career in automotive engineering


Katelyn Turner

School: De Soto High School

Grade-point average: 4.2

Class rank: 1 of 154

Parents: Todd and Amy Turner

College and career plans: Not available


Marc Walbridge

School: McLouth High School

Grade-point average: 3.85

Class rank: 3 of 32

Parents: Douglas and Sandra Walbridge

College and career plans: Attend Fort Scott Community College for 3 semesters and play football, then transfer to Kansas State University and study engineering and math with minors in Spanish and/or business


Alecxander Beckford Watson

School: Wellsville High School

Grade-point average: 3.9811

Class rank: 1 of 48

Parents: David and Beth Watson

College and career plans: Not available

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