Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Overland Park program

SRP Table

02/10/17
NOTE: Print quality photos can be downloaded from the Overland Park SRP 2017 link on the page at http://bigcat.fhsu.edu/currentevents/srp_photos.php

HAYS, Kan. -- Students from the eastern Kansas region were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Overland Park for the scholarships they have been awarded by Fort Hays State University for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Overland Park SRP primarily serves students from Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte counties. Students from Missouri are also welcome.

Scholarships awarded at the SRPs include Fort Hays State's four ACT-based scholarships: the $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction, the $2,000 University Scholar Award, the $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award, and the $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Academic Opportunity Grants of $2,000 or $4,000 are also funded by Fort Hays State.

All are awarded only to incoming freshmen enrolling in college for the first time, but each is renewable provided students maintain the minimum required academic standing.

The renewable $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship is available for transfer students, as is a $1,000 non-renewable transfer scholarship. One-time $900 or $500 Academic Opportunity Awards are given to scholars by individual academic departments.

Each SRP event also features four scholarship drawings -- a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship, two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships, and another for an iPad.

The Overland Park program also features drawings for two $150 FHSU Tiger Scholar Awards from the Eastern Kansas Region FHSU Alumni Association chapter.

Students are arranged alphabetically by high school or junior college with their parents and intended majors. Cutlines are provided for the photos.

Basehor-Linwood High School
Derrik Garner, Basehor (66007), a 2017 Basehor-Linwood High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Garner, son of Richard and Denise Garner, Basehor, plans to major in justice studies.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. John Raacke, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

Blue Valley High School
Skyler Jones, Overland Park (66223), a 2017 Blue Valley High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in history. Jones, son of Sue Jones, Overland Park, and Fowler Jones, Prairie Village, plans to major in history.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and LaGretia Copp, instructor of history.

Bonner Springs High School
Madison Akins, Bonner Springs (66012), a 2017 Bonner Springs High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Akins, daughter of Rose Billings, Bonner Springs, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Yass Kobayashi, associate professor of biological sciences.

F.L. Schlagle High School
Alberto Bernardino, Kansas City (66104), a 2017 F.L. Schlagle High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in justice studies. Bernardino, son of Letticia Cervantes and Juan Carlos Maldonado, Kansas City, plans to major in justice studies.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. John Raacke, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

Fort Scott Community College

Barrett Young, Paola (66071), a 2014 Young Family Homeschool and Family Christian Academy graduate and a Fort Scott Community College transfer student, was awarded a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship. Young, son of Wayne and Dee Young, Paola, plans to major in history.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and LaGretia Copp, instructor of history.

Gardner-Edgerton High School

Ashley Firth, Olathe (66061), a 2017 Gardner-Edgerton High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Firth, daughter of Taunia Ross, Olathe, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeff Briggs, dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

Jordan Morris, Gardner (66030), a 2017 Gardner-Edgerton High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Morris, daughter of Danny Morris, Gardner, and Donna Prettyman, Topeka, plans to major in justice studies.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. John Raacke, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

Immaculata High School
Anthony DanielBrigg, Leavenworth (66048), a 2017 Immaculata High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in history. DanielBrigg, son of Kathleen Brigg, Leavenworth, plans to major in history.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and LaGretia Copp, instructor of history.

Mill Valley High School
Aaron White, Shawnee (66218), a 2017 Mill Valley High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. White, son of Byron and Danielle White, Shawnee, plans to major in agricultural business.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Olathe North High School
Karla Gomez-Torres, Olathe (66061), a 2017 Olathe North High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant, a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in mathematics. Gomez-Torres, daughter of Filiberto Gomez-Hernandez and Maria Torres-Nava, Olathe, plans to major in mathematics.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Olathe Northwest High School
Devin Prock, Lenexa (66220), a 2017 Olathe Northwest High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business, and he won a drawing for one of two $150 Eastern Kansas Region FHSU Tiger Scholar Awards. Prock, son of Darrin and Monica Prock, Lenexa, plans to major in business.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Dosse Toulaboe, chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Danielle Sleigh, Olathe (66062), a 2017 Olathe Northwest High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award, and she won the drawing for an iPad. Sleigh, daughter of Richard and Kathrine Sleigh, Olathe, plans to major in communication sciences and disorders.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Phil Sechtem, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders.

Olathe South High School

Enrique Cabrera-Rodriguez, Olathe (66062), a 2017 Olathe South High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice, and he won a drawing for one of two $150 Eastern Kansas Region FHSU Tiger Scholar Awards. Cabrera-Rodriguez, son of Juan C. Santoyo and Michelle Cabrera, Olathe, plans to major in criminal justice.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. John Raacke, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

Christian Cortes-Alfaro, Olathe (66062), a 2017 Olathe South High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Cortes-Alfaro, son of Laura Alfaro-Calvo, Olathe, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Yass Kobayashi, associate professor of biological sciences.

Sarah Knapp, Olathe (66062), a 2017 Olathe South High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Knapp, daughter of John and Gail Knapp, Olathe, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Darin Challacombe, instructor of psychology.

Hayley Nitz, Olathe (66062), a 2017 Olathe South High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biological sciences. Nitz, daughter of Eli and Holly Nitz, Olathe, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Yass Kobayashi, associate professor of biological sciences.

Piper High School
Brent Turner, Kansas City (66109), a 2017 Piper High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Turner, son of Jason and Tanya Turner, Kansas City, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Pleasanton High School
Hunter Secrest, Pleasanton (66075), a 2017 Pleasanton High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Secrest, son of Jesse and Kathy Secrest, Pleasanton, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Don Benjamin, interim chair of the Department of Agriculture.

Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

Natalie Egan, Shawnee (66216), a 2017 Shawnee Mission Northwest High School graduate, was awarded a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology, and she won the drawing for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Egan, daughter of David and Vickie Egan, Shawnee, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Yass Kobayashi, associate professor of biological sciences.

Jacob Robinson, Shawnee (66216), a 2017 Shawnee Mission Northwest High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in music and theatre. Robinson, son of Bob and Roxanne Robinson, Shawnee, plans to major in music.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jonathan Cooper, instructor of music and theatre.

Tyler Tummons, Mission (66202), a 2017 Shawnee Mission Northwest High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award, and he won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore Scholarships. Tummons, son of Jeff and Robin Tummons, Mission, plans to major in business.

Shawnee Mission South High School
Angela Machado, Overland Park (66212), a 2017 Shawnee Mission South High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Machado is the daughter of Julieta Cordero, Overland Park.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Spring Hill High School
Julia Gardner, Spring Hill (66083), a 2017 Spring Hill High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Gardner, daughter of Jeff and Jeannie Gardner, Spring Hill, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Darin Challacombe, instructor of psychology.

Turner High School
Jessica Heflin, Kansas City (66106), a 2017 Turner High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award from the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Heflin, daughter of Harley and Cassandra Heflin, Kansas City, plans to major in marketing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Dosse Toulaboe, chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Samuel Keith, Kansas City (66109), a 2017 Turner High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in communication studies. Keith, son of Timothy and Ana Keith, Kansas City, plans to major in communication.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins.

Monica Tlaxcalteca-Romero, Kansas City (66106), a 2017 Turner High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Tlaxcalteca-Romero, daughter of Selene Romero, Kansas City, plans to major in chemistry.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Greg Farley, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Wellsville High School

Lauren McDaniel, Wellsville (66092), a 2017 Wellsville High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. McDaniel, daughter of Scott and Lisa McDaniel, Wellsville, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeff Briggs, dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

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