During the ceremony, each student received a Webster’s New College Dictionary presented by Michelle Miles, assistant director of Kansas programs for the KU Alumni Association.
Ken Audus, dean of pharmacy for the University of Kansas, spoke to the students and their parents and guests.
Community volunteers collected reservations, coordinated details and served as local contacts for the event. Charlie and Margy Porter, Ottawa, are the Franklin County coordinators. Terry Solander, Garnett, is the Anderson County coordinator.
The Kansas Honors Program is made possible by KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program. The Class of 2013 scholars are:
• Central Heights High School seniors — Nastasja Carlson, Princeton; Alexis Dryden, Richmond; Ariel Lambert, Rantoul, and Morgan Scheckel, Richmond.
• Ottawa High School seniors — Kimberly Beauchamp, Pomona; Austin Blaue, Ottawa; Jennifer Boyce, Ottawa; Glen Coffman, Quenemo; Eric Crook, Ottawa; Jeffrey Doolittle, Ottawa; Erika Doty, Ottawa; Alex Hasty, Ottawa; Samantha Heppler, Ottawa; Joshua Mills, Ottawa; Jesusemilore Ojeleye, Ottawa; Jillian Prather, Ottawa; Sara Soph, Ottawa; Amanda Stinebaugh, Quenemo; and Hannah Thomas, Ottawa.
• Wellsville High School seniors — Mikayla Douglas, Wellsville; Cassie Enright, Edgerton; Nickolas Lowe, Wellsville; Cameron Lyon, Wellsville; and Alecxander Watson, Wellsville.
Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized more than 117,000 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 play host to 37 programs that reach all 105 counties across the state and include more than 360 high schools.