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April 22, 2011

Kuffler named Outstanding Student of Arkansas City for 2011


John KufflerOne month after being named Cowley College’s March Student of the Month, sophomore John Kuffler garnered an even bigger honor as he was named the Outstanding Student of Arkansas City for 2011 during a banquet held Thursday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

Kuffler was chosen out of a group of finalists from Cowley College, Arkansas City High School and Arkansas City Middle School. He was joined by fellow Cowley students and award finalists, Erin Griffiths, who was named the school’s April Student of the Month, and Cowley College’s Student of the Year, Jordan Lukert.

Other finalists included John Schwartz, Kiley Hernandez, Jordan Nellis, Qi Heng Weng, David Boxman, and Jennifer Mendez.

Cowley head men’s basketball coach served as the Keynote speaker.

At Cowley Kuffler is involved in ACES (Academic Civic Engagement through Service), and was a member of the Cowley Drumline. He is also a member of the Math and Science Club and Phi Theta Kappa. Along with his involvement in activities at Cowley, Kuffler has been a leader in the classroom maintaining a 3.95 grade point average, while also working nearly 30 hours a week at the Two Rivers Coop in Arkansas City.

He graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2009.

After Cowley, Kuffler plans to transfer to Kansas State University and study within the agricultural field specifically dealing with the dairy food or meat industry. After college, he would like to work in the food industry as an inspector or as a food technologist.