Rock Chalk Roadshow set to visit with students from 65 counties

Thu, 08/22/2013

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LAWRENCE — The annual Rock Chalk Roadshow is set to visit with students from 156 schools in 65 counties across Kansas.

University of Kansas representatives will visit schools to meet with counselors, drop off materials and present to students during the day. Evening receptions with families and interested students are planned in five cities. KU students who graduated from area high schools will be present to talk about their experiences as Jayhawks and to answer questions. KU professors will also be on hand to speak about academic and experiential learning opportunities. 

The events for parents and students are in the following communities:

Manhattan

Sunday, Aug. 25, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave.

KU students attending: Sam Ervin, Junction City High School; Lauren Johnson, Manhattan High School; Eryn Gronewoller, Onaga High School.

Salina

Monday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Salina Bicentennial Center, 800 The Midway

KU students attending: Chelsea Ellis, Sacred Heart High School; Alex Bycroft, Salina South High School; Sara Anderson, Smoky Valley High School

 

Hutchinson

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, 1100 N Plum St.

KU students attending: Caitlin Doornbos, Hutchinson High School; Leigh Loving, McPherson High School; Heather Himmelwright, Pratt High School

 

Garden City

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave.

KU students attending: Codi Ehrlich, Dodge City High School; Theresa Amante, Garden City High School; Mitch Rucker, Hodgeman County High School.

 

Hays

Thursday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The Fox Pavilion, 1202 Main St.

KU students attending: Eric Pahls, Beloit Junior-Senior High School; Ian Sheppard, Great Bend High School; Christina Carreira, Hays High School

Students from the following high schools have been invited to attend the Rock Chalk Roadshow:

Abilene High School, Ashland High School, Beloit Junior-Senior High School, Bennington High School, Blue Valley Randolph High School, Bucklin High School, Buhler High School, Burrton High School, Canton-Galva High School, Central Christian High School, Central Plains High School, Centre High School, Chapman High School, Chase County High School Chase High School, Cimarron High School, Clay Center Community High School, Clifton-Clyde High School, Concordia High School, Council Grove High School, Cunningham High School, Deerfield High School, Dighton High School, Dodge City High School.

Elkhart High School, Ellinwood High School, Ellis High School, Ell-Saline High School, Ellsworth High School, Elyria Christian School, Fairfield High School, Flint Hills Christian, Fowler High School, Frankfort High School, Garden City High School, Glasco High School, Goessel High School, Great Bend High School, Greeley County High School, Halstead High School, Hanover School, Haven High School, Hays High School, Healy High School, Herington High School, Hesston High School, Hill City High School, Hillsboro High School, Hodgeman County High School, Hoisington High School, Holcomb High School, Hope High School, Hoxie High School, Hugoton High School, Hutchinson Senior High School, Ingalls High School, Junction City High School.

Kansas Academy of Math and Science, Kingman High School, Kinsley High School, Kiowa County High School, LaCrosse High School, Lakeside High School, Lakin High School, Larned High School, Liberal High School, Lincoln High School, Linn High School, Little River High School, Logan High School, Lyons High School, Macksville High School, Manhattan High School, Marion High School, Marysville High School, McPherson High School, Meade High School, Miltonvale High School, Minneapolis High School, Minneola High School, Mission Valley High School, Moscow High School, Moundridge High School.

Natoma High School, Ness City High School, Nickerson High School, Northern Heights High School, Northern Valley High School, Norton High School, Norwich High School, Oakley High School, Onaga High School, Osborne High School, Otis-Bison High School, Palco High School, Pawnee Heights High School, Peabody-Burns High School, Phillipsburg High School, Pike Valley High School, Pilgrim Christian School, Plainville High School, Pratt High School, Pretty Prairie High School.

Quinter Rural High School, Republic County High School, Riley County High School, Rock Creek High School, Rolla High School, Rossville High School, Russell High School, Sacred Heart High School, Saint John High School, Saint Xavier High School, Salina Central High School, Salina South High School, Santanta High School, Scott Community High School, Sedgwick High School, Silver Lake High School, Skyline High School, Smoky Valley High School, Solomon High School, South Central High School, South Gray High School, Southeast of Saline Senior High School, Southwestern Heights High School, Spearville High School, St. Mary’s Academy, St. Mary’s High School, Stafford High School, Stanton County High School, Sterling High School, Stockton High School, Sublette High School, Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School, Syracuse High School.

Tescott High School, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, Tipton High School, Trego Community High School, Trinity Catholic High School, Ulysses High School, Valley Heights High School, Victoria High School, Wabaunsee High School, Wakefield High School

Wamego High School, Washington County High School, Western Plains High School, Wheatland High School, White City High School, Wichita County High School, Wilson High School.



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