Archive for Thursday, May 18, 2006

Graduating seniors earn numerous awards at annual ceremony

May 18, 2006

Eudora High School had its third annual senior honors ceremony and dinner May 14 at the school.

Students were recognized for honor roll, perfect attendance, scholarships, Kansas Scholars and honor students. Special awards and local scholarships were also awarded.

Students in the top 10 percent of the 2006 senior class include Megan Ballock, Kelsey Epperson, Guy Kirby Montgomery, Timothy Moran, Victoria Tunget, Mark Abel, Benjamin Tillman and Carrie Lister.

Those who completed the Kansas Scholars recommended curriculum for scholarship consideration were Lucas Abel, Mark Abel, Megan Ballock, Brittney Beck, Tara Brecheisen, Kelsey Epperson, Margo Lauer, Carrie Lister, Mary McCleery, Guy Kirby Montgomery, Timothy Moran, Joel Morrison, Hanna Niedens, Andrew Schultz, Nolan Smith, Jonathan Snyder, Karen Spence, Rodney Spillman, Benjamin Tillman, Victoria Tunget and Chadwyn Waln.

Megan Ballock, Guy Kirby Montgomery and Benjamin Tillman were designated as Kansas Scholars for being in the top 30 percent of all students nationwide who have taken the curriculum based on grade point average, ACT scores and an index the Board of Regents uses to determine the honor.

Ben Tillman was recognized by the state as a Kansas ACT Scholar for achieving a 32 out of a possible 36 on his ACT test.

Members of the Senior Advisory were Megan Ballock, Danielle Carnagie, Kelsey Epperson, Amanda Gordon, Margo Lauer, Guy Montgomery, Lacey Moore, Tim Moran, Joel Morrison, Cara Seats, Rodney Spillman and Jorden Wise.

Other awards and scholarships:

Outstanding English student -- Nolan Smith; outstanding science student -- Larissa Maranell; outstanding shop student -- Kyle Reynolds; art student of the year -- Tori Tunget; outstanding art I student -- Chad Griffin; outstanding art III student -- Jessica Kraus; outstanding art IV student -- Tara Brecheisen; outstanding digital imaging student -- Guy Kirby Montgomery; outstanding advanced Spanish student -- Chad Waln; and Melissa Faulk, Kathryn Gilmore, Amanda Gordon, Joel Morrison, Ashli Ruff, Andrew Schultz, Karen Spence, Rodney Spillman, Chadwyn Waln, Megan Ballock, Lindsay Brown, Kelsey Epperson and Cara Seats -- four years completion award for Spanish;

Kansas State University outstanding student in math and science -- Ben Tillman.

Senior Student Council awards were given to Guy Montgomery, Kelsey Epperson, Amanda Gordon, Megan Ballock, Kyle Reynolds, Nolan Smith, Mark Abel and Danielle Carnagie.

Kelsey Epperson -- Kansas City Star Scholar Athlete Award; Megan Ballock -- Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award. Guy Montgomery received the KMBC Channel 9/Hy-Vee Scholar Athlete Award and a $1,000 scholarship.

Megan Ballock was named to the Lawrence Journal-World All-Academic Team and Guy Montgomery was honorable mention. Ballock was also named to the Topeka Capital-Journal All-State Academic Team honorable mention list.

Kelsey Epperson and Tim Moran received the Kansas State High School Activities Association Citizenship awards. Mark Abel and Megan Ballock were Wendy's National High School Heisman Scholar-Athlete nominees. Ballock was one of the top 20 finalists in Kansas.

Scholarships offered from colleges and technical schools were also announced.

Students who received scholarships were Lucas Abel -- $1,000 Coca Cola Scholarship, Kansas University. Abel plans to attend Kansas University; Mark Abel --$1,500 Academic Scholarship, Kansas State University. Abel plans to attend Johnson County Community College and then transfer to a four-year university; Megan Ballock -- Pittsburg State Honors College, tuition and fees, Pittsburg State University, athletic scholarship (track and cross country), $4,000 per year, Pittsburg State University, PSU Academic Achievement Award. Ballock plans to attend Pittsburg State University.

Kyle Brouhard -- ProStart Scholarship, $2,000, National Restaurant Association. Brouhard plans to attend either Fort Scott Community College or Kansas City Kansas Community College; Danielle Carnagie -- Johnson County Community College Foundation Scholarships, $1,000, Metcalf Bank Keeping Options Open, $1,200. Carnagie plans to attend Johnson County Community College; Michelle Deluna -- Athletic Scholarship (basketball), tuition and fees, Kansas City Kansas Community College. Deluna plans to attend Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Kelsey Epperson -- Athletic Scholarship (softball), $3,000 per year, Central Missouri State University, Distinguished Scholarship, $5,000 per year, Central Missouri State University, Non-Resident Scholarship, $2,000 per year, Central Missouri State University, Leadership Award, $1,000 per year, Central Missouri State University, Athletic Scholarship (softball), $3,800 per year, Pittsburg State University, Academic Achievement Award, $600, Pittsburg State University, Challenge Award, $500, Emporia State University, Presidential Scholarship, $7,000, Baker University, Athletic Scholarship (softball) $3,5000 per year, Baker University, Athletic Scholarship (volleyball) $1,500 per year, Baker University, Journalism Scholarship, $1,500 per year, Baker University, Academic Leadership Scholarship, $1,000 per year, Baker University. Epperson plans to attend Baker University;

Emily Gloshen -- Athletic Scholarship (soccer), tuition and books, Neosho County Community College, Athletic Scholarship (soccer), tuition and books, McPherson College, Athletic Scholarship (soccer), $7,500, Sterling College. Gloshen plans to attend Sterling College; Danielle Gregg -- Academic Scholarship, $750 per year, Washburn University. Gregg plans to attend either Washburn University or The American Academy of Hair Design.

Chad Griffin -- Athletic Scholarship (baseball), $2,000 per year, Emporia State University. Griffin plans to attend Emporia State University; Jessica Kraus -- ProStart Scholarship, $2,000, National Restaurant Association. ProStart Competition, $11,000 renewable, Kendall College, Lodging Association of Greater K.C., $500 renewable to Johnson County Community College, or $750 renewable to Kansas State University. Kraus plans to attend Kansas State University; Carrie Lister -- Saint Mary Presidential Scholarship, $7,000, University of St. Mary's, Athletic Scholarship (basketball), $2,400 per year, University of St. Mary's, Faculty Merit Scholarship, $6,000, Baker University. Lister plans to attend Baker University.

Larissa Maranell -- University Award, $5,000, Baker University, Academic Scholarship, $7,000, Benedictine, Ignation Award, $7,000, Creighton, Academic Award, $1,000, Creighton, Tower Scholar Award, $1,000, Northwest Missouri State University, Bassoon Instrumental Award, $1,000, Northwest Missouri State University, Forensics Participation Award, Northwest Missouri State University, Midwest Exchange Award, $2,525, Northwest Missouri State University, Regents Award, $1,500, Missouri Western State University, Neighboring States Award, $2,904, Missouri Western State University. Maranell plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University.

Mary McCleery -- President's Scholar Award, $3,500, Southwest Baptist University. McCleery plans to attend Johnson County Community College; James Mills -- Athletic Scholarship (football), tuition and books, Fort Scott Community College. Mills plans to attend Fort Scott Community College.

Guy Montgomery -- Academic Scholarship, $1,200 per year, Washburn University, Valedictorian Scholarship, $1,200 per year, Washburn University, Leadership Studies, $2,000 per year, Washburn University, Freshman Honors Scholar, $1,500, University of Kansas, Coca Cola Merit, $1,000, University of Kansas, Patricia Joyce Ellis Film Scholarship, $1,000, University of Kansas, New Incoming Freshman Academic Scholarship, $4,000, Wichita State University, College of Biochemistry Midwest Student Exchange, $7,100 per year, University of Minnesota-St. Paul, National Scholarship, $3,794 per year, University of Minnesota- St. Paul, SLU Academic Scholarship, $8,000 per year, University of St. Louis, SLU Tuition Award, $6,000 per year, University of St. Louis, Academic Grant, $6,950, University of St. Louis, SLU Residence, $2,000 per year, University of St. Louis, Dean's Scholarship, $11,000 per year, Rockhurst University, Thomas Imbs, $3,000 per year, Rockhurst University, Rockhurst Academic Grant, $4,875, Rockhurst University, KMBC Channel 9/Hy-Vee Scholarship, $1,000. Montgomery plans to attend Rockhurst University.

Timothy Moran -- Academic Scholarship, $1,200, Washburn University, Academic Scholarship, $3,000, Kansas State University, Academic Scholarship, $1,500, Fort Hays State University, Achning 4-H Scholarship, $500, 4-H Foundation. Moran plans to attend Kansas University; Ashli Ruff -- Cheerleading Scholarship, $2,790, Coffeyville Community College, Cheerleading Scholarship, $2,000, Tabor College, Cheerleading Scholarship, $2,000, Central Christian College, Academic Scholarship, $500, Cloud County Community College, Cheerleading Scholarship, $2,550, Cowley County Community College, Academic Scholarship, $2,550, Cowley County Community College. Ruff plans to attend Cowley County Community College.

Andrew Schultz -- Instrumental Scholarship, tuition and books, Highland Community College. Schultz plans to attend Highland Community College; Cara Seats -- Tower Scholar, $1,000, Northwest Missouri State University, Midwest Exchange Award, $2,002, Northwest Missouri State University, Academic Excellence Scholarship, $1,500, Central Missouri State University, Bronze Academic Award, $400, Fort Hays State University. Seats plans to attend Kansas University; Nolan Smith -- Silver Award, $800 per year, Fort Hays State University, Award of Excellence in Physics, $500, Fort Hays State University, Presidential Academic Award, $1,000 per year, Emporia State University, Director's Scholarship, $9,500 per year, Rockhurst University, Achievement Award, $1,500 per year, Kansas State University. Smith plans to attend Kansas State University.

Jonathan Snyder -- Academic Scholarship, $4,000, Southwestern University, Leadership Scholarship, $2,200, Southwestern University. Snyder plans to attend Southwestern College; Karen Spence -- Athletic Scholarship (softball), tuition and books, Highland Community College. Spence plans to attend Highland Community College; Rodney Spillman -- Athletic Scholarship (basketball), $4,200 per year, Fort Scott Community College, NCS Pearson, $1,000, Pearson Government Solutions. Spillman plans to attend Fort Scott Community College; Andrea Summers -- Academic Scholarship, $200, Barton County Community College. Summers plans to attend either Pittsburg State University or Highland Community College.

Benjamin Tillman -- Freshman Honors Scholarship, $2,000, Kansas University, Gregory DeChicchio Memorial Scholarship, $250, Kansas University. Tillman plans to attend Kansas University; Victoria Tunget -- OAS Academic Scholarship, $1,500, Kansas University, Chancellor's Scholarship, $1,000, Kansas University, EM Scholarship, $500, Kansas University, Diversity Scholarship, $2,000, Kansas University. Tunget plans to attend Kansas University; Sean Wiard -- Athletic Scholarship (cross country and Track and field), tuition and books, Neosho County Community College, VFW Academic Scholarship, $200, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Wiard plans to attend Neosho County Community College.

Laura Williams -- Athletic Scholarship (softball), tuition and books, Highland Community College. Williams plans to attend Highland Community College; Jorden Wise -- Coca Cola Scholarship, $1,000, Kansas University. Wise plans to attend Kansas University.

Twenty-six local scholarships totaling $9,350 were given. Recipients were Mark Abel -- $200 Alvin Bond Jr. Memorial Scholarship, $500 Eudora Chamber of Commerce, $500 Don M. Abel Memorial Wrestling Foundation; Kyle Reynolds -- $500 Central Picnic Association, $100 Student Council; Miles Cleveland -- $500 Don M. Abel Memorial Wrestling Foundation, $300 Eudora National Education Association; Kelsey Epperson -- $250 Douglas County Bank, $400 Eudora Booster Club, $100 $100 Students Against Destructive Decisions, $300 Student Council; Guy Kirby Montgomery -- $400 Eudora Booster Club, $400 Student Council; Tim Moran -- $400 Eudora Booster Club, $1,000 Patricia Heitzman Memorial Scholarship;

Carrie Lister -- $400 Eudora Booster Club; Tara Brecheisen -- $100 Eudora High School Alumni Association; Larissa Maranell -- $250 EudoraFest Band Scholarship, $250 Future Business Leaders of America, $1,500 USA Fund Scholarship; Lacey Moore -- Lonny Kindred Memorial; Danielle Carnagie -- $250 Lyle Kindred Memorial, $200 Student Council; Nolan Smith -- $100 Students Against Destructive Decisions; Megan Ballock -- $200 Student Council; Jon Snyder -- $500 Olathe Medical Center.

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