Seniors recognized as Kansas Honors Scholars

Seniors recognized as Kansas Honors Scholars

Brooke Boyer

On Nov. 2 the top 10% of the high school seniors were recognized as Kansas Honors Scholars. To meet the criteria for this honor, students must complete the required classes and maintain a high GPA throughout their high school career. These students are also recognized at graduation for their academic achievements.  

The University of Kansas recognizes the top 10% of all seniors in every school across the state. On Nov. 2 they recognized Gardner Edgerton, Heritage Christian Academy, Kansas City school for the deaf,  Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Olathe South, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint James Academy and Spring Hill. Each school recognized anywhere from 1-60 students from their senior class. There were 38 students from Gardner. The students shook hands with the Kansas Scholar board members and received their own dictionary on stage. One of the Kansas Honors representatives described the dictionary as a metaphor; a tool that will help the individuals grow throughout their life. They were many jokes about the dictionary seeming “outdated” but they continue to provide students with them because it is tradition.

The inductees are listed below:

Cassidy Androff

Katelyn Ayala

Madison Beard

Brooke Boyer

Kayla Burcham

Jacob Casey

Madison Choate

Kiley Collier

Kristen Copple

Joseph Corbin

Ashley Crabbs

Heather Culbertson

Sydney Deitz

Brent Doerflinger

Lauren Haag

Faith Ann Keffer

David Kiker

Nathan Kranzler

Lindy Maska

Jesse May

Natalie Mullin

Katherine Newburg

Jonas Pippitt

Kersten Postel

Kristen Salazar

Dylan Schneider

Codi Shanks

Bailey Sprague

Logan Turner

Sarah Ulmer

Aaron Vanvleet

Noah Watkins

Eden Weyand

Kirsten Whitnah

Marvy Whittaker

Spencer Williams

Benjamin Wyss

Jacob Zink