Jennifer Jackson Sanner
KU Alumni Association

KU to honor 216 seniors from Shawnee, Wabaunsee county high schools

Wed, 10/21/2015

LAWRENCE - Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 3, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

A total of 216 seniors from high schools in Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 7 p.m. program and reception at the Ramada Inn Regency Ballroom, 420 S.E. Sixth Ave., Topeka.

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.

Neeli Bendapudi, dean of business 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. Rebecca Crotty, Cleo Murphy, Anne Wilson and Shelby Swafford, of Topeka, are the coordinators for this program.

The Kansas Honors Program is made possible by KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program. The Class of 2016 scholars:



Cair Paravel Latin School

Hannah Borchers - Topeka

Peyton Williams - Topeka


Hayden Catholic High School

Jake Bernard - Topeka

Brad Buhler - Topeka

Madisen Evans - Topeka

Brenden Feldt - Topeka

Micaela Magee - Topeka

Jensen May - Topeka

Mitchell Quaney - Auburn

Jacki Radmacher - Topeka

Gabriel Schmitz - Topeka

Karl Shaffer - Topeka

Gabrielle Vosburg - Topeka


Heritage Christian School

Caleb Current - Auburn

Emily Folster - Tecumseh

McKenna Folster - Tecumseh

Candyce Halstead - Topeka

Caleb McElroy - Topeka


Highland Park High School

Angel Allison - Topeka

Joelle Barfield - Topeka

Nicholas Campbell - Topeka

Artaja Conley - Topeka

Jessica De La Rosa - Topeka

Benedict Guerra-Arreola - Topeka

Cesar Guerra-Garcia - Topeka

Heather King - Topeka

Sabrina Kuhn - Topeka

Julisa Martinez - Topeka

Michelle Martinez - Topeka

Asianah McCracken - Topeka

Korynne McWilliams - Topeka

Nathaniel Muriithi - Topeka

Cecilia Nuno - Topeka

Paula Ramos - Tecumseh

Dy'Esha Risby - Topeka

Jose Rivera - Topeka

Camille Sanders - Topeka

Manuel Soto-Carrillo - Topeka


Rossville High School

Eric Ebert - St. Marys

Justin Logan - Topeka

Kyle Parr - Rossville

Britnee Zemek - St. Marys


Seaman High School

Marcy Anderson - Topeka

Michelle Anderson - Topeka

Erin Boyd - Topeka

Colton Brennan - Topeka

Brett Broadbent - Topeka

Alix Fisk - Topeka

Spencer Fortney - Meriden

Sydney Gifford - Topeka

Lexus Gower - Topeka

Cassidy Harden - Topeka

Kaylee Havenstein - Topeka

Madison Henley - Topeka

Emily Hersh - Topeka

Amanda Hurla - Topeka

Sydney Marney - Topeka

McKenna Miller - Topeka

Molly Mulqueen - Topeka

Rylee Neigenfind - Topeka

Shayla Podlena - Topeka

Sydney Polzar - Topeka

Hailey Reed - Topeka

Victoria Rothenberger - Topeka

Emma Sauer - Topeka

Lakota Shehi - Topeka

Tatum Smith - Topeka

Kaylee Snell - Topeka

Andrea Sodergren - Topeka

Katelyn Tolin - Topeka

Deven Wallace - Topeka

Noah Weible - Topeka

Brenlee Yingling - Topeka

Ryan Zeferjahn - Topeka


Shawnee Heights High School

Madeline Boles - Tecumseh

Nicholas Bonavia - Topeka

Miranda Boyer - Topeka

Parker Campbell - Tecumseh

Jarod Cooper - Berryton

Andrea Crimmins - Topeka

Natalie Crimmins - Topeka

Madison Foster - Tecumseh

Alison Fowler - Topeka

Derek Gauntt - Topeka

Avery Heaven - Berryton

Makenna Janke - Topeka

Carter Joy - Topeka

Kathryn Lipka - Lecompton

Madison Lysaught - Topeka

Emily Noble - Topeka

Garrett Rademacher - Lawrence

Noah Riley - Topeka

Lauren Scott - Berryton

Alexander Sheikh - Topeka

Jamie Siess - Tecumseh

Mallory Silkey - Tecumseh

Sam Steuart - Topeka

Storme Sully - Berryton

Mira Taliaferro - Topeka

Chloe Vincent - Topeka

Yi Ting Wang - Tecumseh

Kamrin Wells - Berryton

Mikala Wells - Topeka

Emily Wilson - Topeka

Alexander Wittman - Tecumseh


Silver Lake High School

Kenzie Kriss - Silver Lake

Taylor Martin - Silver Lake

Elizabeth Moore - Silver Lake

Taylor White - Silver Lake

Brianna Womack - Silver Lake


Topeka High School

Oladele Adegbore - Topeka

Megan Baker - Topeka

Gabrielle Barger - Topeka

Isabelle Bauguess - Topeka

Michael Brown - Topeka

Kathryn Cherveny - Topeka

Jacob Cole - Topeka

Danielle Cottrell - Topeka

Destiny Emery - Topeka

Samantha Friess - Topeka

Molly Hatesohl - Topeka

Riley Huckabay - Topeka

Lydeah Kearse - Topeka

Sofia Kennedy - Topeka

Elizabeth Lange - Topeka

Jeremy Mazas - Topeka

Troy Morgan - Topeka

Blake Morrell - Topeka

Elizabeth Mugler - Topeka

Quinn Patterson - Topeka

Ida Pieschl - Topeka

Kemper Robertson - Topeka

Madison Sawyer - Topeka

Jackson Schiefelbein - Topeka

Carley Sullivan - Topeka

Katherine Sweeney - Topeka

Alexis Tibbits - Topeka

Brian Truesdell - Topeka

Brianna Ullom - Topeka

Yazmin Vega - Topeka

Donna Whipple - Topeka

Jessica Whitfill - Topeka

Tyler Wible - Topeka

T'Keyah Williamson - Topeka

Ashley Yoder - Topeka


Topeka West High School

Jamie Cox - Topeka

Addison Donohue - Topeka

Katy Evenson - Topeka

Jensen Fair - Topeka

Hannah Garrard - Topeka

Sara Hanley - Topeka

Rachel Hockenbarger - Topeka

Emily Hodge - Topeka

Eric Hoyt - Topeka

Alexis Kelly - Topeka

Catherine LaRue - Topeka

Aubrey Miller - Topeka

Chloe Neukirch - Topeka

Camille Parman - Topeka

Rylan Prieb - Topeka

Arlene Quintana - Topeka

Joshua Scheck - Topeka

Sierra Smith - Topeka

Laura Suarez - Topeka

Ellen Wenger - Topeka

Monica West - Topeka


Washburn Rural High School

Tori Agler - Topeka

Jose Alaras - Topeka

Wolf Blaser - Topeka

Evan Brunner - Topeka

Samantha Brunton - Topeka

Jenna Buckley - Auburn

Samantha Buesing - Topeka

Max Burkholder - Topeka

Caroline Craig - Auburn

Srividya Dasaraju - Topeka

Amanda Edwards - Topeka

Leah Fisher - Topeka

Lily He - Topeka

Jack Hillman - Topeka

Darby Hirsch - Topeka

Emma Hirschi - Topeka

Weston Johnson - Topeka

Caleb Jones - Topeka

Christopher Lawrence - Topeka

Chloe Luckeroth - Topeka

Lukas McCalla - Topeka

Ian McDonald - Topeka

Thomas Meek - Topeka

Laura Nicolae - Topeka

Nathan Osborn - Auburn

Michael Padgett - Topeka

Anita Patel - Topeka

Joshua Pokorny - Topeka

Sage Pourmirza - Topeka

Dillon Prokop - Topeka

Mira Ram - Topeka

Orion Razo - Topeka

Kyle Resnik - Topeka

Rebecca Reutzel - Topeka

Nicholas Schroeder - Topeka

Jordan Schwerdt - Topeka

Jeremiah Shipman - Topeka

Megan Strasburg - Topeka

Pranav Trivedi - Topeka

Lauren Vlach - Topeka

Samantha Walker - Topeka

Anika Wu - Topeka

James Wu - Topeka

Katelyn Yee - Topeka




Mission Valley High School

Kylie Coble - Auburn

Emily Schwant - Topeka

Cassidy Willsey - Maple Hill


Wabaunsee High School

Alison Herren - Alma

Katie Mayer - Maple Hill

Taylor Nikkel - Maple Hill.

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