Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Holdrege program

SRP Holdrege 2017

03/10/17
NOTE: Print-quality photos can be downloaded from the SRP Holdrege link on the page at http://bigcat.fhsu.edu/currentevents/srp_photos.php.

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

The annual Holdrege SRP primarily serves students from Adams, Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hall, Harlan, Kearney, Lincoln, Phelps, Red Willow and Webster counties. 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.

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

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

Alma High School

Jacob Barwick, Orleans (68966), a 2017 Alma High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Barwick, son of Rodney and Joanne Barwick, Orleans, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Ross Russell, assistant rodeo coach.

Arapahoe High School

Alexus Schievelbein, Arapahoe (68922), a 2017 Arapahoe High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award, and she won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. Schievelbein, daughter of Leon and Crystal Schievelbein, Arapahoe, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Brian Maricle, associate professor of biological sciences.

Callaway High School

Seth Pearson, Oconto (68860), a 2017 Callaway High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Pearson, son of Wade and Michelle Pearson, Oconto, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Ross Russell, assistant rodeo coach.

Crete High School
Alicia Miller, Dorchester (68343), a 2017 Crete High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Miller, daughter of Joshua and Klesha Miller, Dorchester, plans to major in tourism and hospitality management.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Brad Goebel, instructor of applied business studies.

Exeter-Milligan High School

Haylee Sheffield, Exeter (68351), a 2017 Exeter-Milligan High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in communication sciences and disorders. Sheffield, daughter of Paul and Karla Sheffield, Exeter, plans to major in communication sciences and disorders.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Marcy Beougher, instructor of communication sciences and disorders.

Franklin High School
Alexander Brown, Franklin (68939), a 2017 Franklin High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Brown, son of Cheryl Brown, Franklin, plans to major in biology.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Brian Maricle, associate professor of biological sciences.

Matthew Hudson, Kensington (66951), a 2017 Franklin High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Hudson, son of Kent and Colleen Hudson, Kensington, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Ross Russell, assistant rodeo coach.

Brody Lewis, Riverton (68972), a 2017 Franklin High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Lewis, son of Aaron and Brook Lewis, Riverton, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Ross Russell, assistant rodeo coach.

Taylor Wilson, Franklin (68939), a 2017 Franklin High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in social work. Wilson, daughter of Gary and Earlene Lantis, Upland, and Allen Wilson, Fullerton, plans to major in social work.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Jung Hee Lee, assistant professor of social work.

Gothenburg High School

Kasey Wellmann, Gothenburg (69138), a 2017 Gothenburg High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Wellmann, daughter of Brian and Ramona Wellmann, Gothenburg, plans to major in health and human performance.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Duane Shepherd, associate professor of health and human performance.

Hastings High School
Joshua Jarmer, Hastings (68901), a 2017 Hastings High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Jarmer, son of Ed and Denise Jarmer, Hastings, plans to major in information networking and telecommunications.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Brad Goebel, instructor of applied business studies.

Amanda Karr, Juniata (68955), a 2017 Hastings High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Karr is the daughter of Steve and Darci Karr, Juniata.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Brian Maricle, associate professor of biological sciences.

Holdrege High School
Alyssa Miller, Holdrege (68949), a 2017 Holdrege High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Miller, daughter of Ryan and Candance Miller, Holdrege, plans to major in elementary education.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Chris Jochum, chair of the Department of Teacher Education.

Kearney High School
Hope Boyd, Kearney (68845), a 2017 Kearney High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Boyd, daughter of Jason and Alecia Boyd, Kearney, plans to major in tourism and hospitality management.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Brad Goebel, instructor of applied business studies.

Marci Purple, Kearney (68847), a 2017 Kearney High School graduate, was awarded a $2,500 FHSU TeamMates Scholarship and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in art and design. Purple, daughter of Cheryl Purple, Kearney, plans to major in graphic design.

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

Lexington High School
Danielle Lindeman, Lexington (68850), a 2017 Lexington High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Lindeman, daughter of Earl and Tracy Lindeman, Lexington, plans to major in nursing.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Mary Jo Gubitoso, assistant professor of nursing.

Lincoln Northeast High School
Madison McCoy, Lincoln (68507), a 2017 Lincoln Northeast High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology, and she won a drawing for one of two $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships. McCoy, daughter of Laura McCoy, Lincoln, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Jessica Feldhausen, instructor of psychology.

McCook High School
Brenna Erdman, McCook (69001), a 2017 McCook High School graduate, was awarded a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Erdman is the daughter of Troy and Rita Erdman, McCook.

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

Lexi Gross, McCook (69001), a 2017 McCook High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Gross, daughter of Jeff and Diana Gross, McCook, plans to major in informatics.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Brad Goebel, instructor of applied business studies.

Taylor Stewart, McCook (69001), a 2017 McCook High School graduate, was awarded a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Stewart, daughter of Wayne and Jody Stewart, McCook, plans to major in biology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Brian Maricle, associate professor of biological sciences.

Nebraska Christian High School
Sarah Simmons, Marquette (68854), a 2017 Nebraska Christian High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business, and she won the drawing for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Simmons, daughter of Andrew and Karrie Simmons, Marquette, plans to major in management.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Brad Goebel, instructor of applied business studies.

Osceola High School
Bradley DeMers, Osceola (68651), a 2017 Osceola High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in leadership studies. DeMers, son of Mark and Barb DeMers, Osceola, plans to major in organizational leadership.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Dr. Christie Brungardt, assistant professor of leadership studies.

Overton High School
Taylor Sarratt, Lexington (68850), a 2017 Overton High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics, and he won the drawing for an iPad. Sarratt, son of Tyson and Sophia Sarratt, Lexington, plans to major in informatics.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Brad Goebel, instructor of applied business studies.

Southern Valley High School
Trent Krejdl, Oxford (68967), a 2017 Southern Valley High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Krejdl, son of Jeff and Anita Krejdl, Oxford, plans to major in marketing.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Brad Goebel, instructor of applied business studies.

St. Paul High School
Riley Ross, St. Paul (68873), a 2017 St. Paul High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Ross, son of Tim and Susan Ross, St. Paul, plans to major in agriculture.

He is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, Dr. Duane Shepherd, associate professor of health and human performance, far left, and Ross Russell, assistant rodeo coach.

Sutton High School
Jordane Finley, Sutton (68979), a 2017 Sutton High School graduate, was awarded a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Finley, daughter of Mike and Carol Finley, Sutton, plans to major in psychology.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Jessica Feldhausen, instructor of psychology.

Kayla Nuss, Sutton (68979), a 2017 Sutton High School graduate, was awarded a $2,000 FHSU TeamMates Scholarship and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Nuss, daughter of Joel and Genie Nuss, Sutton, plans to major in agriculture.

She is pictured with interim FHSU President Andy Tompkins, right, and Ross Russell, assistant rodeo coach.

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