More than 100 Wyandotte County students named to KU honor roll

More than 100 students from Wyandotte County have been named to the fall 2019 honor roll at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

In all, more than 6,100 students were named to the honor roll from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses, and from the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas. Honor roll criteria vary among the different schools.

Students on the honor roll from Wyandotte County include:

Lexi Cofer, Bonner Springs, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Valerie Flores-Espino, Bonner Springs, Kansas, School of Architecture and Design;
Lee Hammons, Bonner Springs, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Gracijela Lucic, Bonner Springs, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Isabella Nusbaum, Bonner Springs, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Payton Richardson, Bonner Springs, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Abigail Schif, Bonner Springs, Kansas, School of Business;
Travis Slankard, Bonner Springs, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Bella Thomas, Bonner Springs, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Emily Vitt, Bonner Springs, Kansas, School of Pharmacy;
Jensen Walcott, Bonner Springs, Kansas, School of Nursing;
Quinnlyn Walcott, Bonner Springs, Kansas, School of Pharmacy;
Sabria Zlitni, Bonner Springs, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;

Maria Accardi, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Diego Acosta, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Rolando Alfaro, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Business;
Javen Betts, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Samuel Chaney, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Business;
Johnny Childress, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Sean Cresswell, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Josie Cruz-Lopez, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Nursing;
Diona Diep, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Health Professions;
Anh-Dao Do, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Colby Dressler, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Journalism;
Kevin Duperon, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Yamilecs Estupinan, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;

Kai Evans, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Alexander Falk, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Business;
Laura Flores, Kansas City, Kansas, School of the Arts;
Andrew Ford, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Jesse Garcia, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Lisandra Garcia, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Michael Gentry, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Prechus Gillom, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Education;
Hanah Glimpse, Kansas City, Kansas, School of the Arts;
Caress Gonzales, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Andrew Harsh, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Pharmacy;
Lena Hartmayer, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Gloria Her, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Health Professions;
Cierra Hiatt, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Education;
Kamiyah Hicks, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Mallory Holt, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Pyo Htat, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Kyaw Htun, Kansas City, Kansas, School of the Arts;
Erika Ibarra, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Engineering;
Makale’a Jackson, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Jackson Jones, Kansas City, Kansas, School of the Arts;
Jarius Jones, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Nursing;
Josie Jones, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Music;
Olivia Jones, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Alejandra Juarez, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Health Professions;
Jeffrey Kelly, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Business;
Lauren Klapper, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Melissa Koch, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Business;
Janice Levina, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Nursing;

Jonathan Limas, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
PaChee Lor, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Del Lutsenhizer, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Ryan Macan, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Education;
Harrison Mages, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Adrian Martinez, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Education;
Madison McCall, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Steven Mccord, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Kathryn McCullough, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Ellie Meyers, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Faith Miller, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Business;
Jessica Monroe, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Education;
Rhoderic Montgomery, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Shae Montgomery-Stamps, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Joshua Moore, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Nursing;
Justin Moore, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Melanie Moore, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Health Professions;
Thomas Murguia, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Engineering;
Abigail Neal, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Heather Nguyen, Kansas City, Kansas, School of the Arts;
Tyler Nguyen, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Briar Nigh, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Cailin O’mara, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Saul Orozco, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Marlen Ortiz, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Education;
Austin Piper, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Engineering;
Gita Regmi, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Engineering;
Fabian Requenes, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Samia Roark, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Joe Russell, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Business;
Elizabeth Santillan, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Diana Sarmiento, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;

Alexis Schweder, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Sydney Sheldon, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Journalism;
Joshua Shepherd, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Charles Shively, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Andrea Silva-Trejo, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Keegan Sparks, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Zoe Surprise, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts;

Freddy Suy, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Ladazhia Taylor, Kansas City, Kansas, School of the Arts;
Shantanice Thomas, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Laichia Vang, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Jamie Visser, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Social Welfare;
Alana Washington, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Journalism;
Belicia Wilcoxen, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Logan Wilson, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Engineering;
Alexander Wittman, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Engineering;
Bryan Woodson, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Ira Wright, Kansas City, Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Daniel Zolotor, Kansas City, Kansas, School of Engineering.

Charlotte Davis enters KSHSAA Hall of Fame

Charlotte Davis posed with her KSHSAA Hall of Fame plaque during a presentation ceremony at Wyandotte High School. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

Charlotte Davis, a longtime teacher, coach and athletic director with the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, has been inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Hall of Fame.

She was honored with a reception and ceremony on Friday evening at Wyandotte High School.

Former students and colleagues lined up to speak about her years of service, frequently mentioning the combination of compassion and discipline she brought to the students in her charge. Others recalled how she thrived in a male-dominated profession, while making a path for others to follow.

Davis graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1967. She started her career as an elementary physical education teacher in the Kansas City, Kansas, district. She later worked at both Harmon and Washington high schools, before returning to Wyandotte in 1989 as athletic director. She later served as district athletic director.

Davis’s influence extended way beyond the boundaries of District 500. She served on numerous state level boards, including the KSHSAA executive board.

She earned the Athletic Director of the Year award from the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in 1998, and she served as the organization’s first woman president in 2002. She also earned the NIAAA’s State Award of Merit in 2006.

Bill Todd, former principal at Harmon and Washington high schools, recalled hiring Davis on his staff. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Victor Williams, a student of Davis’s at Wyandotte and now a basketball coach, remembered her compassion for students. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Bill Faflick, executive director of KSHSAA, congratulated Charlotte Davis on being inducted to the organization’s Hall of Fame. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Charlotte Davis clapped and sang along as the Wyandotte High School band played their fight song. Behind her, left to right, Cheryl Gleason, assistant executive director of KSHSAA; Bill Faflick, executive director of KSHSAA; Dr. Charles Foust, KCKPS district superintendent; Tammie Romstad, KCKPS district athletic director; Mary Stewart, Wyandotte High School principal; and Rufus Black, Wyandotte High School athletic director. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Craig Delich, a retired teacher and coach at Wyandotte, reminisced about their days working together. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Cindy Lane, former superintendent of Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, posed with Charlotte Davis after the ceremony. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Tim O’Malley, a former coach at Wyandotte, recalled an incident when he turned on the sprinklers during a track meet. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Mary Stewart, principal at Wyandotte High School, presented Charlotte Davis a plaque made by Wyandotte students. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Shirley Murray, athletic director and assistant principal at Rosedale and Harmon high schools, recalled Charlotte Davis as a student and later as a young PE teacher. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

KCKCC student athletes recognized for academic success

Student-athletes filled the floor of the Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House for the annual Academic Achievement Night ceremonies. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

More than 100 Kansas City Kansas Community College student-athletes were recognized for the success in the classroom Wednesday night.

A total of 104 student-athletes in eight sports were honored at the annual Academic Achievement Night activities held between the women’s and men’s basketball games in the KCKCC Field House. The student-athletes were honored for attaining grade point averages of 3.0 or higher.

Dr. Greg Mosier, KCKCC president; Dr. Beth Krueger, KCKCC vice president of academic affairs; and Athletic Director Tony Tompkins were joined by Board of Trustees Chairman Ray Daniels, Don Ash, Rosalyn Brown and Linda H. Sutton in recognizing the athletes. The student-athletes honored:

Volleyball – Nicole Alemestica, Michelle Dvorak, Gracie Golay, McKenna Johnson, Julianie Laboy-Rivera, Tara Mattingly, Allayah Stillwell, Natalia Vega-Apointe, Adriana Velez.

Women’s soccer – Madison Broeker, Hailey Coates, Makenzie Denham, Karleigh Enyart, Lillian Kremer, Paige Liston, Bryanna Najera, Ruth Nunez, Hannah Nystrom, Kayley Pedersen, Arlene Ruiz, Caroline Rutledge, Katrina Sargent, Alex Schemmel, Melissa Siegel, Jaidyn Yingling.

Men’s soccer – Luis Alavrado, Fernando Barbosa-Torrado, Elijah Bathily, Sebastian Bolanos- Pazmino, Leonardo Bonelli, Nico Bosemediano, Richard Bowman, Cody Burleson, Marcos Cabral, Samba Gnokane,Felipe Kerr-Lourenco, Vitor Lo, Alejandro Maillet-Tapias, Miguel Merida-Castro, Jorge Monferrer-Vicente, Jonathan Moon, Guilherme Moreno, Leonardo Notarnicola, Abdulrahmen Rabi-Khalid, Ronin Richardson, Corey Ridley, Carlos Rodriguez, Lucas Santos, Ignacio Sarasol, Jessy Zietta-Motando.

Softball – Bradi Basler, Nerida Elson, Georgia Faunt, Shaylun Grosstephan, Abby Henson, Alaina Howe, Anika Jobe, Alexandra Martin, Haley Masisak, MacKenzie Pinkerton, Madison Pope, Madison Prough, Devin Purcell, Hannah Redick, Alyssa Seichepine, Leah Seichepine.

Baseball – Eduardo Acosta, Caleb Adams, Logan Barnard, Lester Biggs, Hunter Cashero, Kade Chastain, Josiah Crowley, Michael Edgar, Griffin Everitt, Austin Fisher, Tyler Henry, Trey Hoover, Palmer Hutchison, Samuel Juarez, Seth Kenagy, Osvaldo Mendez, Steven Santiago, Jake Shafer, William Simmons, Cole Slibowski, Jose Sosa.

Women’s basketball – Brodi Byrd, Carson Chandler, Shanea Dinwiddie, Kamryn Estell, Caroline Hoppock. Aliyah Myers, Diamond Williams, Destiny Zamudio.

Men’s basketball – Timothy Barbieri, Cody Dortch, Robert Rhodes.

Golf – Kellen Welsh, Keegan Ellington, Dylan Freund, Cameron Riley, Mark Towey, Jacob Hall.