KU to honor 162 seniors from 10 Wyandotte County high schools
November 10, 2008
1314 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045
Press release contact information
Jennifer Jackson Sanner, KU Alumni Association, (785) 864-4760
LAWRENCE - Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 18, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
A total of 162 seniors from high schools in Wyandotte County will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 7 p.m. program at KU Medical Center, Battenfeld Auditorium/Francisco Lounge, 1003 Student Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., (northeast corner of Rainbow and Olathe boulevards), in Kansas City, Kan.
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. Honorees are listed at www.news.ku.edu/2008/november/10/khpkansascity.shtml.
During the ceremony, each student will receive an American Heritage Dictionary in hardcover and CD versions, presented by Joy Maxwell, assistant director of Kansas City programs for the KU Alumni Association.
Paul Buskirk, associate athletics director at KU, will speak to the students and their parents and guests.
Community volunteers collect reservations, coordinate details and serve as local contacts for the event. The site coordinator is Chris Schneider of Kansas City, Kan., and the county coordinator is Stephanie Parker of Kansas City, Mo.
The Kansas Honors Program is made possible through KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program.