attending Shawnee County high schools have been awarded scholarships by
Washburn University. Students, who were able to attend, were recognized for
their achievements at a recent scholarship banquet.
Students are listed below by their school and the scholarships they have been awarded.
Cair Paravel-Latin School: Amy Cornwell, academic; Melea Stone, Presidential; Sarah Walker, academic and Presidential
Hayden High School: Samuel Glennon, academic; Briana Heinen, academic; Matthew Hutchinson, academic; Kaylee McCaffrey, academic and Presidential; Carlee Seitz, academic
Highland Park High School: Alyssa Holloway, Presidential and Wiseman; Michael Nance, Presidential and Wiseman
Rossville High School: Rachel Beiker, Rossville, academic and Presidential; Kelsey Manuel, Presidential; Samuel Reesor, academic
Seaman High School: Gunnar Algott, academic; Sarah Christensen, academic; Monica Conaway, academic; Kyler Cowsert, academic; Christopher Denton, academic; Abby Dittberner, academic and Presidential; Kyler Emert, academic and Presidential; Abigail Gray, academic; Jordyn Haverkamp, academic; Dalton Heigert, academic; Jessica Jackson, academic; Katherine Kobzar, academic and Garvey; Donald Pierce, academic; Hunter Polzar, academic; Riley Propps, academic; Veronica Shafstall, academic; Connor Smith, academic; Alex Stattelman, academic
Shawnee Heights Senior High School: Regan Aeschliman, academic and Garvey; Davis Atteberry, academic; Matthew Bailey, academic; Connor England, academic and Garvey; Alexander Gunn, academic; Jackson Hermann, academic and Garvey; Zachary Hogan, academic; Alex Hothan, academic; Kyle Johnston, academic; Elizabeth Lane, academic; Daniel Lytle, academic; Ronnie McHenry, academic; Daniel Ming, academic and Garvey; Caitlyn Pearce, academic; Shelby Perez, academic; Amanda Pfeifer, academic, Garvey and Presidential; Haley Slusser, academic; Bernadette Smith, academic; Jessica Thompson, Presidential; Tess Ulrich, academic
Silver Lake Junior Senior High School: Matthew Athon, academic; Dylan Holthaus, academic; Danielle Larson, academic; Sadie McGough, academic, Garvey and Presidential; Jamie Pfannenstiel, academic and Presidential
Topeka High School: Denise Alvarez, Wiseman; Thomas Anderson, Wiseman; Zorrae Bowie, Wiseman; Collin Connor, academic and Wiseman; Forrest Evans, academic; Aaron Gomez, Wiseman; Damaris Gonzalez, Wiseman; Ursula Hagstrand, Wiseman; Kaitlin Hannigan, Wiseman; Alan Long, academic and Wiseman; Kent Miles, Wiseman; Nicole Montague, academic and Wiseman; Julian Mullican, academic and Wiseman; Aliza Rayton, Wiseman; Evan Robinson, Wiseman; Guillermo Rodriguez, academic, Presidential and Wiseman; Chantal Rogers, academic and Wiseman; Sarah Rush, academic and Wiseman; Capri Sales, Wiseman; Christian Smith, Wiseman; Dalton Smith, Wiseman; Brian Sonnich, Wiseman; Maira Sotelo, Wiseman; David Suarez, Wiseman; Kaitlyn Truesdell, Wiseman; Mary Ziegler, academic, Presidential and Wiseman
Topeka West High School: Maggie Crow, Wiseman; Trey Darr, academic and Wiseman; Maribeth Emmert, Wiseman; Cloe Evans-Wenger, academic and Wiseman; Jake Gregg, academic and Wiseman; Austen Hanley, Wiseman; Adam Kinsinger, academic and Wiseman; Alison O’Hara-Arrington, Wiseman; Benaiah Phelps, academic, Presidential and Wiseman; Lydia Phelps-Davis, Presidential and Wiseman; Sarah Press, Wiseman; Laura Ruhnke, academic and Wiseman; Justin Sly, Presidential and Wiseman; Brie Sutton, Wiseman; Lupe Vega, Wiseman; Krystal Wall, Wiseman; Colin Weishaar, Wiseman
Washburn Rural High School: Isabel Artidiello, academic; Jared Aspegren, Garvey; Abbey Breeding, academic; Taylor Brickei, academic; Zachary Cope, academic; LeighAnn Defendorf, academic and Presidential; Kelsey Donaldson, academic; Jordan Emerson, academic; Shianne Garrett, academic; McKensie Gnagi, Garvey and Richey; Maili Hiyane, academic; Kiley Horton, academic; James Jordan, academic; Kyle Lewis, Bryden; Brent Puett, academic; Gwendolyn Shepler, Presidential; Lauren Zeller, academic, Garvey and Shaw
Bryden Scholarship - A $2,500 scholarship given to one freshman who is a Presidential Scholarship recipient and the award is based on an essay submitted by the student. This award replaces the Presidential Scholarship award. To renew it, the student must maintain a grade point average of 3.25.
Freshman Academic Scholarship - To qualify for academic scholarships, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Garvey Competitive Exam Scholarship - Scholarships range between $500 and $2,000 and are given to those with the 28 highest exam scores. To renew the scholarship, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.25. Students must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.25 in order to register for the exam.
Presidential Scholarship - Awarded to two students from each Shawnee County high school (20 total awards) in the amount of $1,000. Students must be graduating seniors from a Shawnee County high schools, have minimum grade point averages of 3.5, and be nominated by their respective guidance counselors by February 15. To renew the scholarship, the student must maintain a grade point average of 3.25.
Richey Scholarship - A $6,000 scholarship awarded to three students who achieve high school grade point averages of 3.8 or higher and a minimum 29 ACT. The Richey scholarship application is due by January 6, 2012. This award will replace the general academic scholarships. To renew this scholarship, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.50.
Shaw Scholarship - A $1,250 scholarship awarded to four students pursuing a pre-law or pre-med major. To be eligible, first-time freshmen must have a completed admissions file; at least a 3.5 grade point average and a 28 ACT: and a completed scholarship application. Transfer students must have a completed admissions file, at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, and ACT or COMPASS scores if transferring fewer than 24 credit hours, along with a completed scholarship application. The award is limited to eight semesters for incoming freshmen or four semesters for incoming transfer students. To renew the scholarship, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.50.
Wiseman - A $1,000 scholarship awarded to 75 students graduating from Topeka High School, Topeka West High School, or Highland Park High School with a minimum grade point average of 2.00. To renew this scholarship, students must maintain a grade point average of 2.00.
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