Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 11, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
A total of 171 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 and reception at Wyandotte High School, 2501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals. Each year, the KU Alumni Association and its volunteers host 36 programs that reach all 105 counties across the state and include approximately 360 high schools.
During the ceremony, each student will receive a Webster’s New College Dictionary and a commemorative certificate.
Ann Brill, dean of journalism and mass communications at the University of Kansas, will speak to the students and their parents and guests.
Community volunteers collect reservations, coordinate details and serve as local contacts for the event. Chris Schneider and Stephanie Parker, of Kansas City, Kan., are program coordinators.
The Kansas Honors Program is made possible by KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program. The Class of 2015 scholars from schools in Wyandotte County:
Bishop Ward High School (all from Kansas City, Kan.)
Harold Johnson III
Bonner Springs High School
Sudarat Alongkornvilai – Kansas City, Kan.
Francisco Banuelos – Bonner Springs
Steven Barnes II – Bonner Springs
Mikaela Bennett – Kansas City, Kan.
Jacob Dobbs – Bonner Springs
Jennifer Hammond – Bonner Springs
Rachel Johnson – Edwardsville
Samantha Joyce – Edwardsville
Lauren Murphy – Edwardsville
Samuel Nelson – Bonner Springs
Bailey Presler – Kansas City, Kan.
Gabrielle Rye – Basehor
Shelbey Taylor – Kansas City, Kan.
Rayna Weibrecht – Kansas City, Kan.
Jacob Wylie – Kansas City, Kan.
Schlagle High School (all from Kansas City, Kan.)
Harmon High School (all from Kansas City, Kan.)
Samuel Avila Rocha
Juan Carlos Tirado Garcia
Kansas State School for the Blind
Joshua Harsch – Topeka
Piper High School (all from Kansas City, Kan.)
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science (all from Kansas City, Kan.)
Turner High School (all from Kansas City, Kan.)
Washington High School (all from Kansas City, Kan.)
Wyandotte High School (all from Kansas City, Kan.)
Kimberly Escobar Alvarado
Valentina Flores Molina
Sofia Jimenez Omana
Jazmin Ruiz Meza
- Story from KU