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2013-2014

 

June 19, 2014

 

Cowley College awards scholarships to students from 31 schools

 

The Student Services Department at Cowley College has awarded scholarships to the following students.

From Arkansas City High School:
Paige Bates, daughter of Jeana Johnson, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in basketball and softball. She was also a National Society of High School Scholars Award recipient. She plans to major in nursing.

Kristen Boxman, daughter of Mark and Lynn Boxman, is the recipient of a Theatre Scholarship. At ACHS, she participated in Student Council, National Honor Society, danceline, and yearbook. She received an academic letter and was an Outstanding Student nominee. She plans to major in theatre.

Oscar De Leon-Lopez, son of Oscar De Leon and Amelia Lopez, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, he participated in soccer and School Counts. He graduated in the top-10 percent of his class and received an academic letter. He is undecided on a major.

Brianna Hand, daughter of Brian Hand and Newel and Laura Fleming, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in the school newspaper, FFA, and art competitions. She received a Fourth District Congressional Art Award as well as an award through the Cowley College Fine Arts Day. She plans to major in psychology/art.

Hunter Hawkins, son of Mike and Kathi Hawkins, is the recipient of a Theatre Scholarship. At ACHS, he was involved in FCA, musicals, and plays. He is undecided on a major.

Haley Johnson, daughter of Chris and Jeana Johnson, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. She plans to major in psychology.

Bradley Kieffer, son of Bradely Kieffer, is the recipient of an AEC Scholarship. At ACHS, he participated in debate, forensics, Skills USA, and Scholars Bowl. He plans to major in psychology.

Samantha McClaflin, daughter of Sam and Kim McClaflin, is the recipient of an ACES Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in SADD, FBLA, School Counts, Native American Club, National Honor Society, debate, forensics, and Anti-Bully committee. She is a presidential scholar and received an academic letter. She plans to major in nursing.

Rubi Montoya, daughter of Mauricio and Ana Montoya, is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in School Counts and received an academic letter. She plans to major in business administration.

Jacob Ozbun, son of James and Michele Ozbun, is the recipient of an Instrumental Music Scholarship. At ACHS, he was involved in band and soccer. He is undecided on a major.

Jeffery Townsend is the recipient of a Career and Technical Education Scholarship. At ACHS, he was a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to major in Mechatronics.

Alexis Maldonado, son of Arturo and Martha Valdovinos, is the recipient of a Multi Cultural Scholars Program Scholarship. At ACHS, he was involved in soccer and the National Honor Society. He plans to major in pre-engineering.

Edna Vega, daughter of Efren Vega and Martha Ruiz, is the recipient of an Instrumental Music Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in band, soccer, and School Counts. She was a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll and plans to major in accounting.

From Augusta High School:
Andrew Orocio, son of Andrez and Serena Orocio, is the recipient of a Health and Human Services Scholarship. At Augusta, he was involved in bowling, soccer, and track. He plans to major in criminal justice.

From Baxter Springs High School:
Aleigh Jo Grimes, daughter of Jimmy and Shelly Grimes, is the recipient of a Tiger Scholarship. At Baxter Springs, she participated in basketball, softball, volleyball and dance. She was a team captain for each sport she competed in and was an all-conference basketball and volleyball athlete. She plans to major in physical education.

From Belle Plaine High School:
Levi Turney, son of Brian and Lynette Turney, is the recipient of a Boyer Trust Fund Scholarship. At Belle Plaine, he participated in football, baseball, SADD, Student Council, FCA, and Skills USA. He was a member of the Honor Roll and is undecided on a major.

From Cheney High School:
Ariel Abbott, is a recipient of a Danceline Scholarship. At Cheney, she was involved in Student Council, Friends of Rachel, forensics, drama, debate, dance, Girls Glee, choir, and was a track team manager. She was a member of the honor roll and is undecided on a major.

From Clearwater High School:
Mariah Soliz, daughter of Jimmie and Paula Soliz, is the recipient of a Spirit Squad Scholarship. At Clearwater, she was involved in basketball, softball, cheerleading, volleyball, and athletic training. She plans to major in accounting/business.

Victoria Worden, daughter of Jeff and Abbey Worden and Gary and Kelly Chapman, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At Clearwater, she was involved in Kays Club, SADD, Link Crew, C-Club, Student Council, Break-A-Leg Society, prom committee, softball, power lifting, track and field, volleyball, and the National Honor Society. She was class valedictorian, a Kansas Honor Scholar, Kansas Governor’s Honor Scholar, Miss Clearwater High School, and a member of the “A” Honor Roll. She plans to major in pre-engineering/business.

From Conway Springs High School:
Jenna Hilger, daughter of Joe and Jill Hilger, is the recipient of an ACES Scholarship. At Conway Springs, she was involved in FCCLA, tennis and Friendship Meals. She plans to major in Early Childhood Development.

Tristan Stuhlsatz, daughter of Dan and Lila Stuhlsatz, is the recipient of an Academic Civic Engagement through Service Scholarship. At Conway Springs, she was involved in FCCLA, Seniors for Seniors, Friendship Meals, and Creating and Achieving Relationships During School (CARDS). She was a member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and plans to major in social work.

From Derby High School:
Faith Pierce, daughter of Dawn Pickens, is the recipient of a Theatre Scholarship. At Derby, she participated in theatre, choir, Madrigals, and was a 2013 Kansas Ambassador of Music. She received medals for district choir and the state choir competition. She plans to major in theatre.

From Dexter High School:
Bailye Butler, daughter of David and Carlye Butler, is the recipient of a Choir Scholarship. At Dexter, she was involved in FCCLA, Student Council, band, volleyball, Bigs and Littles, choir, and the National Honor Society. She was a Governor’s Scholar, Kansas Honors Scholar, class valedictorian, and Kansas State’s Outstanding Student in Mathematics and Science. She plans to major in pre-medicine.

Joshua Zimmerman, son of Cory and Holly Zimmerman, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At Dexter, he participated in football, baseball, and the Big Brother & Big Sister program. He won an award for a project made in welding class and plans to major in welding.

From the Goddard Academy:
Karen Dougherty is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. At the Goddard Academy, she was involved in theatre, marching band, and symphonic band. She plans to major in secondary education.

From Eisenhower High School:
Kirsten Medlin, daughter of Patrick Medlin, is the recipient of an ACES Scholarship. At Eisenhower, she was involved in Diversity Club and chorale. She plans to major in social work.

Blair Robison, daughter of Brad and Jacqueline Robison, is the recipient of a Spirit Squad Scholarship. She is undecided on a major.

Nichole Zon, daughter of Allen and Dawn Zon, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At Eisenhower, she was involved in debate, forensics, Diversity Club, BPA, Science Club, Kays, and the National Honor Society. She is undecided on a major.

From Goddard High School:
Justin Grimm, son of Gordon and Janice Grimm, is the recipient of a Graphic Design Scholarship. At Goddard, he served in the men’s ensemble and helped with campus and community events. He received a Lion’s Club Scholarship and plans to major in computer graphic design.

Tristin Kelsay, son of Josh Kelsay and Melissa Green, is the recipient of an Athletic Scholarship. At Goddard, he participated in cheerleading, track, tennis, choir, theatre, Science Club, and broadcast journalism. He received a Quill and Scroll Broadcasting Award and is undecided on a major.

From Halstead High School:
Chris Simmons, son of Nathan and Jessica Simmons, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At Halstead, he participated in golf, Spanish Club, art, Chemistry Club, jazz band, yearbook, weight lifting, and was the senior class secretary. He was a member of the Honor Roll and plans to major in art.

The Windmill School (Homeschool:
Remington Friend, son of Jim and Tina Friend, is the recipient of a Boyer Trust Scholarship. At Windmill School, he was involved in vocal music, piano, and was an American Red Cross volunteer. He was named the American Legion (Kansas) Scout of the Year and plans to major in pre-engineering.

Homeschool:
Shannon Davis, daughter of Ray and Angie Davis, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. In high school, she was involved in basketball, softball, and glock shooting. She received an Awana citation and Meritorious awards. She plans to attend the school’s paramedic program.

Elizabeth Vishnefske daughter of Mark and Patty Vishnefske, is the recipient of an ACES Scholarship. In high school, she played volleyball, basketball, and soccer for the Derby Invasion and Wichita Warriors. She is undecided on a major.

From Jefferson County North High School:
Samantha Twenhofel, daughter of Rick and Chris Twenhafel, is the recipient of a Band Scholarship. At Jefferson County North, she was involved in band, cheer, power lifting, track, cross country, choir, theatre, and FBLA. She was class valedictorian and plans to major in nursing.

From Lawrence Virtual High School:
Adam DeBey, son of Michael and Barbara DeBey, is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. He plans to major in automotive.

From Mulvane High School:
Timothy Bise, son of James and Connie Bise, is the recipient of an Eagle Scout Scholarship. At Mulvane, he participated in bowling, FBLA, and Forensics League. He is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in business.

Taylor Ericson, daughter of Wallace and Melanie Ericson, is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. At Mulvane, she was involved in Color Guard, soccer, band, and service projects. She plans to major in education.

Allie Scott, daughter of Michael and Kay Scott, is the recipient of an Endowment Scholarship. She plans to major in social work.

Sydney Westfall, daughter of Rusty and Suzy Westfall, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At Mulvane, she was involved in theatre, soccer, golf, and orchestra. She plans to major in art.

From Oxford High School:
Tyler Eckstein, son of Chad and Shirley Eckstein, is the recipient of a Journalism Scholarship. At Oxford, he was involved in basketball, baseball, and the Kansas Association of Youth. He was named Mr. Wildcat and was the school’s Homecoming King. He is undecided on a major.

Erica Smith, daughter of Dwayne and Mary Ann Smith, is the recipient of a Natural Science Department Scholarship. At Oxford, she participated in softball and the Flag Team. She was a member of the Principal’s and Counselor’s Honor Rolls and plans to major in nursing.

From Purcell (OK) High School:
Chasity Burkett, daughter of Nancy Ann Spires, is the recipient of a Fred Wilson Endowment Scholarship. She plans to major in elementary education.

From Remington High School:
Julianna Soto, daughter of Javier and Paula Soto, is the recipient of a Vocal Music Scholarship. At Remington, she participated in volleyball, Science Club, choir, Singers, band, YAACL, Internationals Club, and was the wrestling team manager. She was a member of the Honor Roll and plans to major in nursing.

From Rose Hill High School:
Kody Bowden, daughter of Gene and Jonita Bowden, is the recipient of a Spirit Squad Scholarship. At Rose Hill, she was involved in cheerleading and soccer. She received the Outstanding Student and GPA Award and plans to major in biology.

From Salina High School:
Alejandro Dominguez. Son of Jose and Marie Dominguez, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At Salina, he was involved in soccer and received several art awards. He plans to major in graphic design.

From South Haven High School:
Clay White is the recipient of a Vocal Music Scholarship. He plans to major in pre-medicine.

From Ulysses High School:
Libby Hickman, daughter of Jerilynn Wells, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At Ulysses, she participated in FCCLA, HALO, softball, volleyball, tennis, and the National Honor Society. She plans to major in business.

From Wellington High School:
Payton Baker, son of Paul Baker and Amy Norris, is the recipient of a Boyer Trust Fund Scholarship. At Wellington, he was involved in basketball, baseball, FCA, and the National Honor Society. She was a Kansas Honor Scholar, Wichita State Presidential Scholar, and graduated in the top-10 percent of his class. He plans to major in accounting.

Parker Dougherty, son of Andy and Leslie Walker, is the recipient of a Boyer Trust Fund Scholarship. At Wellington, he participated in baseball, basketball, and the National Honor Society. He was a member of the Honor Roll and graduated in the top-10 percent of his class. He plans to major in engineering.

Gracie Defore, daughter of Jeff and Karla Defore, is the recipient of a Boyer Trust Fund Scholarship. At Wellington, she was involved in cross country, softball, power lifting, FCA, Student Council, Leadership, the National Honor Society, and was the football team manager. She received the Junior Lions Award, was a KU Honor Scholar, Wichita State Presidential Scholar, class valedictorian, and graduated in the top-10 percent of her class. She plans to major in hotel and restaurant management.

Ashleigh Huck, daughter of Andrew and Tara Huck, is the recipient of a Boyer Trust Fund Scholarship. At Wellington, she was involved in BPLA, FFA, FCCLA, and softball. She was a member of the Superintendent’s Honor Roll and was named to the Student Spotlight of the Month. She plans to major in accounting.

Jaedyn Ledesma, daughter of Jay and Linda Ledesma, is the recipient of a Boyer Trust Fund Scholarship. At Wellington, she was involved in cross country, basketball, track and field, FCA, and BIGS in Schools. She received several awards in athletics and plans to major in elementary education.

Avery Lewellen, daughter of Brian and Kim Lewellen, is the recipient of a Boyer Trust Fund Scholarship. At Wellington, she was involved in Student Council, FCA, volleyball, basketball, Rotary Club, track, and the National Honor Society. She plans to major in elementary education.

From Wichita East High School:
Charnet Tucker, daughter of Tracy Tucker, is the recipient of an ACES Scholarship. At Wichita East, she was involved in tennis and youth auxiliary. She plans to major in computer science.

From Northeast Magnet High School:
Merrick Holland, son of Darren and Shelley Holland, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At Northeast Magnet, he participated in football, Technology Student Association (TSA), yearbook, and received awards in debate. He plans to major in physical therapy.

Keaton Kessler, son of Tom and Rachel Kessler, is the recipient of an Eagle Scout Scholarship. At Northeast Magnet, he was involved in TSA, Student Council, Principle Advisory Board, Multi Cultural Club, Muslim Club, and received awards in debate and science. He plans to major in pre-nursing.

Tyler Killgore, son of Ira Killgore and Shelley Hichemon, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At Northeast Magnet, he was involved in wrestling, TSA, and was a two-time state champion in TSA debate. He plans to major in political science.

From Wichita Northwest High School:
D’Abreian Bush, son of Louis Bush and Glenda Lollis, is the recipient of a Multi-Cultural Scholarship. At Northwest, he was involved in band, tennis, DECA, debate, Link Crew, Student Senate, Quill & Scroll, Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas, and TEENS HOPE. He plans to major in pre-law.

Deja Hernandez, daughter of Timothy Hewes and Tina Hernandez, is the recipient of a Multi-Cultural Scholars Scholarship. At Northwest, she was involved in DECA, the National Honor Society, and the National Arts Honor Society. She received a Silver Key in photography at the Scholastic art and writing awards and plans to major in landscape architecture.

Madison Williams, daughter of Sandra Williams, is the recipient of a Health and Human Services Scholarship. At Northwest, she participated in SADD, Student Leadership, basketball, softball, track, power lifting, Student Senate, and the National Honor Society. She was named to the Wendy’s High School Heisman Honor Roll and plans to major in EMS.

From Wichita Southeast:
Jana Hughes, daughter of Demeatrice Sykes, is the recipient of a Paul and Dorothy Johnson Scholarship. She plans to major in nursing.

From Winfield High School:
Elizabeth Bachmeier, daughter of Ed and Crystal Bachmeier, is the recipient of an ACES Scholarship. At Winfield, she was involved in Key Club and Spirit Squad. She was named a Student of the Month and plans to major in early childhood education.

Drew Chrisman, son of John and Karen Chrisman, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At WHS, he participated in cross country and track. He was a member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and Scholastic Honor Roll, and plans to major in science.

Zachary Helzer, son of Jim and Kim Helzer, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At WHS, he was involved in orchestra, Foreign Cultures Club, and the Chess Club. He received a National School Orchestra Award and plans to major in computer science.

Kyle Johnston, son of Justin Johnson and Jona Edgerton, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At WHS< he was involved in Art Club, and Film Club. He received a pair of Staff Choice Awards and was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll. He plans to major in art.

Ashlee Overlin, daughter of Kyle Overlin, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At WHS, she participated in swimming, Film Club, Art Club, and Rotary Job Shadow. She was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll and plans to major in secondary education.

Alexis Phakornkham, daughter of Phonevilay Nakhoneva and Chas Phakornkham, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At WHS, she was involved in orchestra and the National Honor Society. She was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll and plans to major in accounting.

Aspen Sanders, son of Matthew and Heather Anderson, is the recipient of an ACES Scholarship. At WHS, she was involved in band, tennis, Color Guard, Link Crew, and FCCLA. She was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll and plans to major in nursing.

Tory Setzkorn, son of Travis and Heather Setzkorn, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At WHS, he participated in soccer, symphonic band, Southwestern College Youth Symphony, and swimming. He was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll and received a Staff Choice Award. He is undecided on a major.

Emily Corle, daughter of Maria Moore, is the recipient of a Work Ethics Scholarship. At WHS, she was involved in FCCLA and Work Ethics. She plans to major in education.