Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Hays program

03/13/17
NOTE: Print-quality photos can be downloaded from the SRP Hays link on the page at http://bigcat.fhsu.edu/currentevents/srp_photos.php.

HAYS, Kan. -- Students from Ellis County and the surrounding area were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Hays for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays State University for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Hays SRP primarily serves students from Ellis, Graham, Norton, Phillips, Rooks, Smith and Trego counties and from the cities of La Crosse in Rush County, Natoma in Osborne County, and Ransom in Ness County. Students from outside the primary area 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.

The Hays SRP event also features seven scholarship drawings, two for $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships, four for $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program scholarships, and another for an iPad.

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
Jacob Lutgen, Basehor (66007), a 2017 Basehor-Linwood High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, was awarded a $4,000 KAMS Scholarship, a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Lutgen, son of David and Shannon Lutgen, Basehor, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Ellis High School
Jasmyn Hernandez, Ellis (67637), a 2017 Ellis High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Hernandez, daughter of Martin and Maria Hernandez, Ellis, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Tina Tinkel, instructor of nursing.

Trayton Kroeger, Ellis (67637), a 2017 Ellis High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Kroeger, son of Jessica Jimenez, Ellis, and Matt and Rachel Kroeger, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Ashley Mattheyer, Ellis (67637), a 2017 Ellis High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Mattheyer, daughter of Dustin and Mara Mattheyer, Ellis, plans to major in business education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Lexie Rome, Ellis (67637), a 2017 Ellis High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Rome, daughter of James and Sandra Rome, Ellis, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Christa Weigel, associate professor of allied health.

Frederic Remington High School

Braden Allmond, Whitewater (67154), a 2017 Frederic Remington High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, was awarded a $4,000 KAMS Scholarship, a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Allmond, son of Neal Allmond and Lisa Uhlick-Allmond, Whitewater, plans to major in physics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics.

Goodland High School

Norelia Ordonez-Castillo, Goodland (67735), a 2017 Goodland High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, was awarded a $4,000 KAMS Scholarship, a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Ordonez-Castillo, daughter of Daniel and Norelia Ordonez, Garden City, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Hays High School
Jacob Alexander, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Alexander, son of Milissa Alexander, Hays, and Michael Martinez, Denver, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Jace Armstrong, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in leadership studies. Armstrong, son of Jon and Lynette Armstrong, Hays, plans to major in leadership studies.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jill Arensdorf, chair of the Department of Leadership Studies.

Alayna Arnhold, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Arnhold, daughter of Bruce and Darlene Arnhold, Hays, plans to major in business.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Kinley Boys, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Boys, daughter of Lynette Ottley, Hays, and Darren Boys, Manhattan, plans to major in chemistry.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Emily Brinley, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Brinley, daughter of Steve and Rachel Brinley, Hays, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Katie Brungardt, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education. Brungardt, daughter of Jerold and Amy Brungardt, Hays, plans to major in elementary education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Beth Walizer, professor of teacher education.

Quinn Buffington, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Buffington, son of Gavin Buffington, Hays, plans to major in physics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics.

Tanner Callis, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Callis, son of Ralph and Laci Callis, Hays, plans to major in psychology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Leo Herrman, associate professor of psychology.

Madison Crees, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Crees, daughter of Chapman and Andrea Rackaway, Hays, and Joe Crees, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Leo Herrman, associate professor of psychology.

Bryce Davidson, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Davidson, son of Rick and LouWayne Davidson, Hays, plans to major in physics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics.

Alexander Davis, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Davis, son of Timothy and Penny Davis, Hays, plans to major in physics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics.

Jake Dechant, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Dechant, son of Keith and Brenda Dechant, Hays, plans to major in informatics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Jett Dillon, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Dillon, daughter of Jerry and Jill Dillon, Hays, plans to major in business.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Karen Guzman, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Guzman is the daughter of Velia Morales, Hays.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Christa Weigel, associate professor of allied health.

Thomas Harman, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology, and he also won a drawing for one of four $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program scholarships. Harman, son of Shawn and Tina Tinkel, Hays, and Trent Harman, plans to major in applied technology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Kim Stewart, chair of the Department of Applied Technology.

Ashlen Lemon, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Lemon, daughter of Claude and Teresa Lemon.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Leo Herrman, associate professor of psychology.

Rachelle Lumpkins, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in music. Lumpkins, daughter of Conrad and Vicki Needham, Hays, plans to major in music education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Terry Crull, associate professor of music and theatre.

Kohlton Meyers, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Meyers, son of Kory and Mandy Meyers, Hays, plans to major in physics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics.

Courtney Molleker, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Molleker, daughter of Janel Molleker, Hays, plans a career in medicine.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Lane Pfannenstiel, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture, and he won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Pfannenstiel, son of Clint and Jill Pfannenstiel, Hays, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Sunil Dhoubhadel, assistant professor of agriculture.

Diana Rubio, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business, and she won a drawing for one of four $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarships. Rubio, daughter of Rene Rubio and Carmen Erives, Hays, plans to major in accounting.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Dylan Scheibler, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in communication studies. Scheibler, son of Don and Cristi Scheibler, Hays, plans to major in communication.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Scott Robson, chair of the Department of Communication Studies.

Ethan Shippy, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Shippy, son of Darrell and Kay Shippy, Hays, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Jonathan Springer, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in leadership studies, and he won a drawing for one of four $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program scholarships. Springer, son of Christopher and Michele Springer, Hays, plans to major in organizational leadership.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jill Arensdorf, chair of the Department of Leadership Studies.

Conner Staab, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Staab, son of Dale and Stephanie Staab, Hays, plans to major in informatics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Michael Tam, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice, and he won the drawing for an iPad. Tam, son of Steven Tam and Wendy Tan, Hays, plans to major in justice studies.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and April Terry, instructor of criminal justice.

Alex Tinkel, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Tinkel, son of Shawn and Tina Tinkel, Hays, plans to major in applied technology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Kim Stewart, chair of the Department of Applied Technology.

Kambri Tomanek, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Tomanek, daughter of Mark Tomanek and Sara Stroup, Hays, plans to major in tourism and hospitality management.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Conrad Vajnar, Hays (67601), a 2017 Hays High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Vajnar, son of Curt and Marry Ella Vajnar, Hays, plans to major in criminal justice.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and April Terry, instructor of criminal justice.

Hill City High School
Joel Pimlott, Hill City (67642), a 2017 Hill City High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Pimlott, son of Michael and Josie Pimlott, Hill City, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

La Crosse High School
Taylor Morgan, La Crosse (67548), a 2017 La Crosse High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Morgan, daughter of Steven and Jolene Morgan, La Crosse, plans to major in chemistry.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. James Balthazor, assistant professor of chemistry.

Garrett Ryersee, Bazine (67516), a 2017 La Crosse High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Ryersee, son of Tod and Janet Ryersee, Bazine, plans to major in physics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics.

Lawrence Free State High School

Luke Longren, Lawrence (66409), a 2017 Lawrence Free State High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, was awarded a $4,000 KAMS Scholarship and a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction. Longren is the son of Matthew and Amy Longren, Lawrence.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics.

Lincoln High School
Tia Hayworth, Lincoln (67455), a 2017 Lincoln High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award. Hayworth, daughter of Roger and Kae Hayworth, Lincoln, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Logan High School
Alyssa DeBoer, Prairie View (67664), a 2017 Logan High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. DeBoer, daughter of Shane and Stacie DeBoer, Prairie View, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Tina Tinkel, instructor of nursing.

Pawnee Heights High School
Micaela Polson, Rozel (67574), a 2017 Pawnee Heights High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Polson, daughter of Candi Polson, Rozel, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Christa Weigel, associate professor of allied health.

Phillipsburg High School
Tatum Bartels, Phillipsburg (67661), a 2017 Phillipsburg High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Bartels, daughter of Mitchell and Roxanne Bartels, Phillipsburg, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Hannah Hoover, Phillipsburg (67661), a 2017 Phillipsburg High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Hoover, daughter of Shawn Hoover and Kim Overmiller, Phillipsburg, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Christa Weigel, associate professor of allied health.

Joseph Molzahn, Agra (67621), a 2017 Phillipsburg High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in computer science. Molzahn, son of Bill and Melanie Molzahn, Agra, plans to major in computer science.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeffery Solheim, associate professor of computer science.

Russell High School
Matthew Buhrle, Russell (67665), a 2017 Russell High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Buhrle, son of Todd and Tammi Buhrle, Russell, plans to major in health and human performance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Helen Miles, assistant professor of health and human performance.

Santa Fe Trail High School
MacKinzie Foster, Topeka (66605), a 2017 Santa Fe Trail High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, was awarded a $4,000 KAMS Scholarship and a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction. Foster, daughter of Mark and Theresa Foster, Topeka, plans to major in mathematics.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Soumya Bhoumik, assistant professor of mathematics.

Scott Community High School
Elaine Parkinson, Scott City (67871), a 2017 Scott Community High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, was awarded a $4,000 KAMS Scholarship and a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction. Parkinson, daughter of Daniel and Jamie Parkinson, Scott City, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Leo Herrman, associate professor of psychology.

Kelsi Jo Crouch, Scott City (67871), a 2017 Scott Community High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in political science. Crouch, daughter of Lance and Carol Ann Crouch, Scott City, plans to major in political science.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Shala Mills, chair of the Department of Political Science.

Southwest High School
Max Diederich, Oberlin (67749), a 2017 Southwest High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Diederich, son of Ron and Dawn Diederich, Oberlin, plans to major in marketing.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Thomas More Prep-Marian High School

Heather Befort, La Crosse (67548), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture, and she won a drawing for one of four $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarships. Befort, daughter of Steve and Christy Befort, La Crosse, plans to major in agriculture.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Sunil Dhoubhadel, assistant professor of agriculture.

Morgan Choitz, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art and design, and she won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU Bookstore scholarships. Choitz, daughter of Justin and Amy Choitz, Hays, plans to major in graphic design.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Lee Powers, associate professor of art and design.

Mackenzie Fitzgerald, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Fitzgerald, daughter of Tim and Teresa Greenwood, Hays, and Mike and Mandy Fitzgerald, Ellis, plans to major in justice studies.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and April Terry, instructor of criminal justice.

Alison Helget, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Helget, daughter of James and Firma Helget, Hays, plans to major in criminal justice.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and April Terry, instructor of criminal justice.

Elizabeth Leiker, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in English. Leiker, daughter of Michael and Kelly Leiker, Hays, plans to major in English.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Eric Leuschner, chair of the Department of English.

Lori Leiker, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Leiker, daughter of Larry and Rhonda Leiker, Hays, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Tina Tinkel, instructor of nursing.

Nicholas Meis, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Meis, son of Tom and Janette Meis, Hays, plans to major in health and human performance.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Helen Miles, assistant professor of health and human performance.

Trevor Pfeifer, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award. Pfeifer is the son of Randy and Debby Pfeifer, Hays.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Edith Reza-Martinez, exploratory and career exploration advisor.

Taryn Rupp, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Rupp, daughter of Kim and Deana Rupp, Hays, plans to major in tourism and hospitality management.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Sara Schippers, Victoria (67671), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Schippers, daughter of Troy and Geralyn Schippers, Victoria, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Tina Tinkel, instructor of nursing.

Bryan Weber, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Weber, son of Mitch and Julia Weber, Hays, plans to major in informatics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Kelton Werth, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Werth, son of Blaine and Dianne Werth, Hays, plans to major in computer science.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Jeffery Solheim, associate professor of computer science.

Joseph Whitmer, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Whitmer, son of Jennifer Whitmer, Hays, and the late Richard Whitmer, plans to major in technology studies.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Kim Stewart, chair of the Department of Applied Technology.

Katelyn Zimmerman, Hays (67601), a 2017 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Zimmerman, daughter of Keith and Anne Zimmerman, Hays, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Tina Tinkel, instructor of nursing.

Trego Community High School

Kassidy Chase, WaKeeney (67672), a 2017 Trego Community High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Chase, daughter of Larry and Dawn Chase, WaKeeney, plans to major in criminal justice.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and April Terry, instructor of criminal justice.

Cheyenne Nickelson, WaKeeney (67672), a 2017 Trego Community High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Nickelson, daughter of Rusty Nickelson, WaKeeney, and Kaylene Nickelson, WaKeeney, plans to major in health and human performance.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Helen Miles, assistant professor of health and human performance.

Victoria High School
Sienna Hockersmith, Victoria (67671), a 2017 Victoria High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Hockersmith, daughter of Jesse and Primrose Hockersmith, Victoria, plans to major in chemistry.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. James Balthazor, assistant professor of chemistry.

Bryant Karlin, Victoria (67671), a 2017 Victoria High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Karlin, son of Tom and Saundra Karlin, Victoria, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mitchell Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.

Wamego High School
Shianne Figge, Wamego (66547), a 2017 Wamego High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Figge, daughter of Rex and Sherry Figge, Wamego, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Leo Herrman, associate professor of psychology.

Western Plains High School

Rachel Cofer, Ransom (67572), a 2017 Western Plains High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Cofer, daughter of Dale and Janet Cofer, Ransom, plans to major in accounting.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Jordan Sargent, Ransom (67572), a 2017 Western Plains High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Sargent, son of Gary and Paula Sargent, Ransom, plans to major in applied technology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Kim Stewart, chair of the Department of Applied Technology.

Wichita North High School

Ginger Garcia, Wichita (67203), a 2017 Wichita North High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, was awarded a $4,000 KAMS Scholarship and a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Garcia, daughter of Felipe and Maria Garcia, Wichita, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, left, and Dr. Leo Herrman, associate professor of psychology.

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