KU honors top high school seniors from Clay, Pottawatomie, Riley counties
November 07, 2008
1314 Jayhawk Blvd
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W. Heath Peterson, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760
LAWRENCE - Students from 10 Kansas high schools were honored Monday, Nov. 3, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
A total of 87 seniors from high schools in Clay, Pottawatomie and Riley counties were recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a dinner program at the Manhattan Country Club.
The Kansas Honors Program began in 1971 and has honored more than 100,000 students. Scholars rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of curricula, majors, occupational plans or higher-education goals.
During the ceremony, each student received an American Heritage Dictionary in hardcover and CD versions, presented by KU Alumni Association representative Jennifer Alderdice, assistant vice president for alumni programs.
Marlesa Roney, vice provost for Student Success, spoke to the students and their parents and guests.
Honored students were guests of the alumni association and KU Endowment.
Community volunteers collect reservations, coordinate details and serve as local contacts for each event. The site coordinators were Toni and Mark Stremel of Manhattan. County coordinators were Lucy Mulroney and Sylvia Mansfield, both of Clay Center, for Clay County; and Doug and Joyce Elcock of Wamego for Pottawatomie County.
The Kansas Honors Program is made possible through KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program.
Honorees are listed below by high school.
Blue Valley Randolph-Olsburg High School: Logan Erickson and Ryan Lund
Clay Center Community High School: Annelle Chestnut, Garrett Crane, Andrew Hatesohl, Ryan Hershberger, Jeremy Lund, Taylor Meek, Alexandra Moore, Sydnee Nelson, Allison Penner, Eli Schooley and Grace Unruh
Flint Hills Christian School: Jonathan Harner
Manhattan High School: Audrey Ballard, Jeremy Bullard, Xiaorui Chen, Kelsie Coe, Kevin Coffey, Rebecca Coonrod, Lindsay Francis, Joseph Fuertes, Joel Gotchey, Evan Gray, Brooke Grieger, John Harts, Edward Hedke, Sasha Kapil, Erin Kinney, Bharath Krishnamoorthi, Phillip Kuehl, Elias Logan, Kaleb Lowe, Regan Lundin, Rebecca Margolies, Cherie Nelson, Alexander Noblett, Emily Parsons, Hannah Pauls, Jonathan Roozeboom, Michaela Rose, Bethany Rust, Amber Schaffer, Lucas Schwellenbach, Sandra Shurtleff, Benjamin Stark-Sachs, Kyle Stroble, Jeremiah Ungerer, Sierra Upton, Kevin Van Slyke, Audrey Walker, Lynda Westervelt, Megan Wolters, Tingting Wu, Billy Yang, Elizabeth Young and Elizabeth Zabel
Onaga High School: Robin Helget and Courtney Mabe
Riley County High School: Megan Arpin, Erin Cammel, Mariah Charland, Kylie Rothlisberger, Lainey Uphoff, Graham Briggs, Monica Ebert, Morgan Eichman, Megan Jilka, Caleb Schmitz and Brian Sixbury
St. Marys High School: Hannah Hutley, Christelle Karnowski, Laura Kinderknecht and Morgan Plummer
Wakefield High School: Rachael Cox, Abby Sherbert, Johnathan Yarrow, Kasey Delay, Hillary Dreher, Nickolas Hartwich, Russell Jackson, Elyse Pachta, Paula Peterson, Megan Salfrank, Amber Straub, Jessica White and Kayla Woerman