Hays area students recognized  for scholarships at Fort Hays State program   

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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 2018-19 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. 

Students are arranged alphabetically by high school. Cutlines are provided for the photos. 

Axtell High School


Katrina Clubb, a 2018 Axtell High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education and won one of four drawings for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Clubb, daughter of Billy and Julie Clubb, Axtell, plans to major in teacher education. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Beth Walizer, professor of teacher education.

Ellis High School


Abby Burton, a 2018 Ellis High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award. Burton is the daughter of Corey and Amy Burton, Ellis. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Nikki Brown, assistant director of Academic Advising and Career Exploration. 
Julia Cox, a 2018 Ellis High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity award. Cox is the daughter of Monty and Janeen Cox, Ellis. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Nikki Brown, assistant director of Academic Advising and Career Exploration. 
Emily Cranwell, a 2018 Ellis High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Cranwell, daughter of Clyde and Kristi Cranwell, Hays, plans to major in physics. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics. 
Lane Kohl, a 2018 Ellis High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Kohl, son of Lance and Marnie Kohl, Ellis, plans to major in applied technology. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Eric Deneault, assistant professor of applied technology. 
Jaylinn Pfeifer, a 2018 Ellis High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Pfeifer, daughter of Sheldon and April Pfeifer, Ellis, plans to major in informatics. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Melissa Hunsicker-Walburn, chair of the Department of Informatics. 
Haley Reiter, a 2018 Ellis High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Reiter, daughter of Allan and Lisa Reiter, Ellis, plans to major in tourism and hospitality management. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Sierra Schmidt, a 2018 Ellis High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Schmidt, daughter of Richard and Shannon Schmidt, Ellis, plans to major in business. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Goddard High School


Annie Hinds, a 2018 Goddard High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Hinds, daughter of Donny Hinds and Jennifer Walker, Wichita, plans to major in biology. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Claudia Carvalho, instructor of biological sciences.

Haven High School


Wyatt Boese, a 2018 Haven High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Boese, son of Marc and Paula Boese, Burrton, plans to major in agricultural business. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Ammar Bhandari, assistant professor of agriculture.

Hays High School


Eric Adams, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in music. Adams, son of Paul and Cheryl Shepherd-Adams, Hays, plans to major in music. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Peter Lillpopp, instructor of music and theatre. 
Erin Adams, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and won one of three drawings for a $600 FHSU University Bookstore Scholarship. Adams, daughter of Paul Adams and Cheryl Shepard-Adams, Hays, plans to major in history. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Juti Winchester, assistant professor of history. 
Abby Balman, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Balman, daughter of Dan and Dixie Balman, Hays, plans to major in early childhood unified education. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Beth Walizer, professor of teacher education. 
Seth Beauchamp, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in geosciences. Beauchamp, son of Dustin and Tanya Smith, Hays, plans to major in geology. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Grady Dixon, chair of the Department of Geosciences. 
Hunter Brown, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Brown, son of Chris and Daphne Brown, Hays, plans to major in business management. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Kelli Buxton, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in leadership studies. Buxton, daughter of Billy and Chantelle Arnold, Hays, plans to major in organizational leadership. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Justin Greenleaf, assistant professor of leadership studies. 
Trinity Callis, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Callis, daughter of Ralph and Laci Callis, Hays, plans to major in psychology. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Carol Patrick, professor of psychology. 
Alliana Drees, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Drees, daughter of Michael and Arielle Drees, Hays, plans to major in accounting. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Blade Goering, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Goering, son of Brandon and Tara Goering, Wichita, plans to major in informatics. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Melissa Hunsicker-Walburn, chair of the Department of Informatics. 
Dawson Harman, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Harman, son of Dustin and Rachel Harman, Hays, plans to major in applied technology. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Eric Deneault, assistant professor of applied technology. 
Autumn Hohmann, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Hohmann, daughter of Don and Donna Lubbers, Hays, plans to major in health and human performance. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Lynn Maska, assistant professor of health and human performance. 
London Keller, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Keller, son of Norman and Sandy Keller, Hays, plans to major in biology. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Claudia Carvalho, instructor of biological sciences. 
Jared Kisner, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Kisner, son of Dale and Karen Kisner, Victoria, plans to major in agriculture. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Ammar Bhandari, assistant professor of agriculture. 
Erik Kreutzer, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in computer science. Kreutzer, son of Doug and Pam Kreutzer, Hays, plans to major in computer science. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Jeff Solheim, associate professor of mathematics. 
Mallory Linn, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Linn, daughter of Joey and Lori Linn, Hays, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing. 
Alyssa Owens, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in tourism and hospitality management. Owens, daughter of Frank and Ceena Owens, Hays, plans to major in tourism and hospitality management. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Kyra Polifka-Wilhelm, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Polifka-Wilhelm, daughter of Deb Polifka, Hays, plans to major in business. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Paige Porter, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Porter, daughter of Wade and Brenda Porter, Hays, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing. 
Emily Ricke, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in economics and finance. Ricke, daughter of Brad and Mandy Ricke, Hays, plans to major in finance. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Kayla Satomi, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Satomi, daughter of Ian and Kathy Satomi, Hays, plans to major in biology. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Claudia Carvalho, instructor of biological sciences. 
Madison Schmidt, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Schmidt, daughter of Lindsay Schmidt, Hays, plans to major in psychology. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Carol Patrick, professor of psychology. 
Mark Schuckman, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $6,700 Honors College Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Schuckman, son of Ruben and Kerry Schuckman, Hays, plans to major in applied technology. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Eric Deneault, assistant professor of applied technology. 
Levi Smith, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award. Smith is the son of Adam and Kelly Smith, Hays. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Nikki Brown, assistant director of Academic Advising and Career Exploration. 
Macey Steckel, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Steckel, daughter of Brandon and Jacque Jacobs, Gorham, and Jerod Steckel, Russell, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing. 
Kyler Voss, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Voss, son of Lacie Voss, Hays, and Walker Voss, Hays, plans to major in health and human performance. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Lynn Maska, assistant professor of health and human performance. 
Zachary Wagner, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Wagner, son of Eric and Jennifer Wagner, Hays, plans to major in physics. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics. 
Ivy Walker, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in music and theatre. Walker, daughter of Jean Leavitt-Walker, Hays, and Mike Walker, Hays, plans to major in music. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Peter Lillpopp, instructor of music and theatre. 
Skylar Weilert, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Weilert, daughter of Curtis and Shelley Weilert, Hays, plans to major in art education. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Karrie Simpson Voth, chair of the Department of Art and Design. 
Ryan Will, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction. Will, son of Brad Will and Linda McHenry, Hays, plans to major in psychology. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Carol Patrick, professor of psychology. 
Sarah Wyse, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Wyse, daughter of Bill and Sandy Wyse, Hays, plans to major in business. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Allen Zollinger, a 2018 Hays High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Zollinger, son of Brett and Julie Zollinger, Hays, plans to major in psychology. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Carol Patrick, professor of psychology.

Kingman High School


Danica Kostner, a 2018 Kingman High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate, received a $4,000 KAMS Scholarship, a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Kostner, daughter of Adrian and Shondra Kostner, Kingman, plans to major in biology. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Claudia Carvalho, instructor of biological sciences.

La Crosse High School


Zachery Peach, a 2018 La Crosse High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Peach, son of Mike and Mary Beth Peach, La Crosse, plans to major in applied technology. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Eric Deneault, assistant professor of applied technology.

Logan High School


Mollie Sammons, a 2018 Logan High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Sammons, daughter of Jeff and Nicki Sammons, Logan, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing.

Mill Valley High School


Alexandra Flipse, a 2018 Mill Valley High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in political science. Flipse, daughter of Dave and Carla Flipse, Shawnee, plans to major in political science. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Karen Thal, assistant professor of applied business studies.

Natoma High School


Peyton Ostmeyer, a 2018 Natoma High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in teacher education. Ostmeyer, daughter of Troy and Jodie Ostmeyer, Natoma, plans to major in elementary education. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Beth Walizer, professor of teacher education.

Phillipsburg High School


Kelsi Blew, a 2018 Phillipsburg High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in economics and finance. Blew, daughter of Don and Tina Blew, Phillipsburg, plans to major in economics and finance. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Rylee Bretton, a 2018 Phillipsburg High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in social work. Bretton, daughter of Jacque Bretton, Phillipsburg, plans to major in social work. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Brett Zollinger, chair of the Department of Sociology. 
Lauryn Davis, a 2018 Phillipsburg High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Davis, daughter of Doug and Sky Davis, Kensington, plans to major in education. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Beth Walizer, professor of teacher education. 
Erica Hoover, a 2018 Phillipsburg High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Hoover, daughter of Kim Overmiller, Glade, and Shawn Hoover, Glade, plans to major in biology. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Claudia Carvalho, instructor of biological sciences. 
Jacey Kellerman, a 2018 Phillipsburg High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Kellerman, son of Kenny and Rhonda Kellerman, Phillipsburg, plans to major in physics. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics. 
Jack Pakkebier, a 2018 Phillipsburg High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics and won one of four drawings for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Pakkebier, son of Kurt and Kim Pakkebier, Prairie View, plans to major in physics. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics. 
Maggie Shaw, a 2018 Phillipsburg High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing and won one of three drawings for a $600 FHSU University Bookstore Scholarship. Shaw, daughter of J.P. and Wendy Shaw, Glade, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing.

Plainville High School


Jessie Gilmore, a 2018 Plainville High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and won one of four drawings for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Gilmore, daughter of Michael and Diana Gilmore, Plainville, plans to major in English education. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Eric Leuschner, chair of the Department of English. 
MaKayla Loney, a 2018 Plainville High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in biology. Loney, daughter of Doug and Malynda Loney, Plainville, plans to major in biology. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Claudia Carvalho, instructor of biological sciences. 
Bailey Werner, a 2018 Plainville High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Werner, daughter of Braden and Tammy Werner, Plainville, plans to major in graphic design. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Karrie Simpson Voth, chair of the Department of Art and Design. 
Brooke Werner, a 2018 Plainville High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in English. Werner, daughter of Braden and Tammy Werner, Plainville, plans to major in English. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Eric Leuschner, chair of the Department of English.

Russell High School


Whitney Nuss, a 2018 Russell High School graduate, received a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Nuss, daughter of Monte and Mary Nuss, Russell, plans to major in athletic training. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Lynn Maska, assistant professor of health and human performance.

Thomas More Prep-Marian High School


Anna Gottschalk, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Gottschalk, daughter of Jude and Lora Gottschalk, Hays, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing. 
Torrie Gregg, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business and won one of four drawings for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship. Gregg, daughter of Deenna Gregg, Hays, and Daryl Gregg, Hays, plans to major in tourism and hospitality management. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Josh Heimerman, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance and won one of three drawings for a $600 FHSU University Bookstore Scholarship. Heimerman, son of Dennis and Melanie King, Hays, plans to major in health and human performance. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Lynn Maska, assistant professor of health and human performance. 
Jason Kepka, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Kepka, son of Michael and Linda Kepka, Dorrance, plans to major in agriculture. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics. 
Michael Lager, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in computer science. Lager, son of Brenda Lager, Hays, plans to major in computer science. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Jeff Solheim, associate professor of mathematics. 
Ian Lenser, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Lenser, son of Dave and Terri Lenser, Hays, plans to major in business. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
David McFarland, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. McFarland is the son of Galen and Rose, McFarland, Hays. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Nikki Brown, assistant director of Academic Advising and Career Exploration. 
Ethan Rohr, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Rohr, son of Jesse and Tawnya Rohr, Hays, plans to major in physics. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Gavin Buffington, chair of the Department of Physics. 
Luke Ruder, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Ruder, son of Russ and Janel Ruder, Hays, plans to major in business. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Konnor Splichal, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in art. Splichal, son of Kevin Splichal, Hays, and Traci Pfannenstiel, Hays, plans to major in art. He is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Karrie Simpson Voth, chair of the Department of Art and Design. 
Audrey Staab, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Staab, daughter of Karl and Debbie Staab, Victoria, plans to major in elementary education. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Beth Walizer, professor of teacher education. 
Kathryn Walters, a 2018 Thomas More Prep-Marian High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in music. Walters, daughter of Martin and Anita Walters, Hays, plans to major in music performance. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Peter Lillpopp, instructor of music and theatre.

Thunder Ridge High School


Morgan Westbrook, a 2018 Thunder Ridge High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Westbrook, daughter of B.J. and Melissa Westbrook, Kensington, plans to major in accounting. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Trego Community High School


Emma Anderson, a 2018 Trego Community High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. She also won the drawing for a laptop. Anderson, daughter of David and Charlene Anderson, WaKeeney, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing. 
Cassidi Hickson, a 2018 Trego Community High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Hickson, daughter of Jason and Tina Hickson, WaKeeney, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing. 
Janae Huxman, a 2018 Trego Community High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Huxman, daughter of Trent and Valerie Schneider, WaKeeney, plans to major in marketing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Sarah Schoenberger, a 2018 Trego Community High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Schoenberger, daughter of Gerard and Amy Schoenberger, WaKeeney, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Christa Weigel, associate professor of allied health. 
Madison Schoenthaler, a 2018 Trego Community High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Schoenthaler, daughter of Chad and Joleen Schoenthaler, WaKeeney, plans to major in nursing. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Kelly Cole, assistant professor of nursing. 
Taylor Sells, a 2018 Trego Community High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Sells, daughter of Lee and Tina Sells, WaKeeney, plans to major in accounting. She is pictured with FHSU President Tisa Mason, right, and Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 

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