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2016-2017

 

June 12, 2017

 

Cowley College awards scholarships to students from 34 schools

 

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


From Arkansas City High School:

Haley Nellis, daughter of Wesley and Alicia Nellis, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in Student Council, softball and yearbook. She received an academic letter and plans to major in pre-veterinary medicine.

 

Lindsay Noland, daughter of Shawn and Cristine Noland, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in Future Farmers of America, Orchestra, and cheerleading. She received a 4-H Key Award and plans to major in secondary education.

 

Javier Aragon-Lopez, son of Javier and Marisela, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, he was involved in FFA, band, SADD, Scholars Bowl, Kansas Association of Youth, and Student Council. He was a member of the Honor Roll and plans to major in pre-nursing.

 

Katherine Austin, daughter of Clint and Tracy Austin, is the recipient of a Natural Science Department Scholarship. At ACHS, she participated in band, jazz band, marching band, concert band, musicals, AC Players, Ark High Singers, FFA, and golf. She was the recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award and plans to major in pre-nursing.

 

Jaycee Burley, daughter of Jason and Misty Burley, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At ACHS, she participated in volleyball, basketball, and soccer. She was a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in pre-physical therapy.

 

Devon Cannon, daughter of Jeremy and Crystal Irvin, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, she participated in Upward Bound, girls’ choir, co-ed choir, softball, Work Ethics, newspaper, and the National Honor Society. She received an Academic Letter and was a CTE Presidential Scholar semifinalist. She is undecided on a major.

 

Anthony Cruz-Guerra, is the son of Pablo and Guydy Cruz. At ACHS, he was involved in band and jazz band. He plans to major in pre-physical therapy.

 

Melanie Espinoza, daughter of Veronica Mann, is the recipient of a Dean’s Academic Scholarship. She plans to major in pre-medicine.

 

Melina Lagunas, daughter of Adrian and Lisseth Lagunas, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, she participated in soccer and Art Club. She plans to major in business administration.

 

Peyton Landrum, daughter of Jack and Dee Landrum, is the recipient of an Instrumental Music Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in band, choir, Debate, FCA, and Scholars Bowl. She plans to major in elementary education.

 

Tiphanie Medina, daughter of Donnell Lynn Medina, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At ACHS, she participated in soccer. She received a First Place Prodigy Award at Cowley College’s Arts Day and plans to major in art.

 

Brynn Moore, daughter of Eli and Heather Coury, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in soccer, KAYS, Future Business Leaders of America, Work Ethics, and the National Honor Society. She received Academic Letters and finished in the top 10 percent of her graduating class. She plans to major in pre-nursing.

 

Mackenzie Murphree, daughter of Clayton and Paula Murphree, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in the Arklight and orchestra. She plans to major in psychology.

 

Jackson Rohr, son of Tony and Telisa Rohr, is the recipient of a Graphic Design Scholarship. At ACHS, he was involved in golf, basketball, and football. He is undecided on a major.

 

Audrey Utt, daughter of Randy Utt and Kelley Brown, is the recipient of a Danceline Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in FFA, orchestra, dance, and the National Honor Society. She received academic honors and plans to major in pre-dentistry.

 

Geoffrey Waggoner, son of Chris and Kelli Waggoner, is the recipient of an instrumental music scholarship. At ACHS, he participated in band and choir. He plans to major in mechanical engineering.

 

Sarenity Wilson, daughter of Dale and Dedra Wilson, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At ACHS, she participated in choir, band, and cheerleading. She plans to major in pre-nursing.

 

Danielle Lynn, daughter of Marcus and Tammy Lynn, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At ACHS, she was involved in orchestra, dance, FCA, symphonic choir, Student Council, and the National Honor Society. She plans to major in pre-nursing.

 

From Arkansas City Christian Academy:

Seth Davis, son of Glenn and Sandra Davis, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At ACCA, he was involved in soccer, track, and received an American Legion Award. He plans to major in computer science.

 

From Belle Plaine High School:

Cullen Reynolds, son of Dave and Traci Reynolds, is the recipient of a CAAT Scholarship. At Belle Plaine, he was involved in football, basketball, baseball, SADD, Letterman’s Club, Singers, and FLC. He plans to major in criminal justice.

 

From Caldwell High School:

Colten Ward, son of Cory and Tammy Ward, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At Caldwell, he participated in football, basketball, track, and band. He was a member of the Honor Roll and a Kansas Scholar and plans to major in welding technology.

 

From Campus High School:

Leah Darnell, daughter of James and Becky Darnell, is the recipient of a Mass Communications Scholarship. At Campus, she was involved in Link Crew, yearbook, newspaper, Quill and Scroll, and broadcasting. She plans to major in mass communications.

 

From Caney Valley High School:

Kolbi McIntosh, daughter of Kevin and Kim McIntosh, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At Caney Valley, she participated in basketball, track, FCA, and publications. She was a member of the Honor Roll and is undecided on a major.

 

From Cedar Vale High School:

Hunter Ferguson, daughter of Darrin Fox and Heather Ferguson, is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. At Cedar Vale, she was involved in choir, yearbook, Bigs and Littles, and was Senior Class president, Student Council president, and homecoming queen. She received Lions Club Honors, was a member of the Superintendent’s Honor Roll, and plans to major in mass communication.

 

Julie Ridgeway, daughter of Troy Ridgheway, is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. At Cedar Vale, she participated in volleyball, basketball, softball, cheerleading, Bigs and Littles, yearbook, and Math Team. She was named Miss Cedar Vale, and was homecoming queen in 2016 and prom queen in 2017. She is undecided on a major.

 

From Chaparral High School:

Alysha Zerener, daughter of Daren Zerener, is the recipient of an Instrumental Music Scholarship. She plans to major in music.

 

From Circle High School:

Bethany Wolff, daughter of Paul and Diane Wolff, is the recipient of a Trustee Scholarship. At Circle, she participated in soccer, volleyball, choir, and art. She was a WSU Honor Scholar, and class valedictorian. She plans to major in pre-pharmacy.

 

From Clearwater High School:

Paige Van Deest, daughter of Paul and Gina Van Deest, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At Clearwater, she was involved in basketball and C-Club. She plans to major in journalism.

 

Madelyn Friesen, daughter of James and Tresa Friesen, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At Clearwater, she participated in Spanish Club, Thespian Club, KAYS, Drama Club, Forensics, theatre, and was the Senior Class president. She received academic recognition from the Kansas Board of Regents and plans to major in anthropology.


Cora Merterns, daughter of Jerry and Shari Mertens, is the recipient of a Communications Scholarship. At Clearwater, she was a member of the Honor Roll. She plans to major in mass communications.

 

From Collinsville (OK) High School:

Nick Sunday, son of Danny and Jeanann Sunday, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At Collinsville, he participated in baseball, Leadership, and was a special needs mentor. He is undecided on a major.

 

From Conway Springs High School:

Shawn Ast, son of Cecil and Lisa Ast, is the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. At Conway Springs, he was involved in the Pep Club. He plans to major in welding.

 

From Goddard High School:

Anna Marie Kilmer, daughter of Heather Brown, is the recipient of a Danceline Scholarship. At Goddard, she was involved in golf, Spanish Club, Spirit Club, and Science Club. She plans to major in liberal arts.

 

From Maize High School:

Elizabeth Gubitz, daughter of Cory and Tina Callender, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At Maize, she completed Kansas Scholars curriculum. She plans to major in pre-chemical engineering.

 

From Marysville High School:

Ronnie Pacha, son of Dan Pacha and Sara Lawson, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At Marysville, she participated in volleyball, cheerleader, Art Club, and was the wrestling and basketball team manager. She received several art awards and is undecided on a major.

 

From Medicine Lodge High School:

Emily Hrencher, daughter of Dan and Melissa Hrencher, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At Medicine Lodge, she participated in volleyball, basketball, track, softball, Student Council, M-Club, Future Educators of America, Pep Club, Teens for Christ, American Field Service, Turner Foundation, and the National Honor Society. She plans to major in elementary education.

 

From Mulvane High School:

Dakota Holland, son of Travis and Angela Sailsbury, is the recipient of an Eagle Scout Scholarship. At Mulvane, he was involved in Kansas Association of Youth, golf, FCA, SADD, Boy Scouts, and Mulvane High Technical Crew. He plans to major in education.

 

Braxton Neptune, son of Marisa Kelley, is the recipient of a Social Science Department Scholarship. At Mulvane, he participated in soccer, band, and FBLA. He was a member of the Honor Roll and plans to major in political science.

 

From Mullinville High School:

Adrian Campa, son of Meredith Campa, is the recipient of a Dale and Isobel Smith Scholarship. He plans to major in physics.

 

From Neodesha High School:

Hannah Dougherty, daughter of Emily Keller, is the recipient of an ACT Scholarship. At Neodesha, she was involved in theatre, Drama Club, band, publications, and National Honor Society. She placed at the state forensics and journalism contests and plans to major in secondary education.

 

From Newkirk (OK) High School:

Kendall Wilhelm, daughter of Tommy and Staci Wilhelm and Nikki Wilhelm, is the recipient of a Cheerleading Scholarship. At Newkirk, she was involved in softball, FCA, and National Honor Society, Student Council, KAYS, and was a Special Olympics volunteer. She was the football homecoming queen and was named the Superintendent’s Honor Roll and plans to major in pre-nursing.

 

From Oxford High School:

Melodie Hunt, daughter of Jeremy Hunt and Jennifer Davis, is the recipient of a Vocal Music Scholarship. At Oxford, she participated in Student Council, band, choir, Madrigals, volleyball, Scholars Bowl, theatre, Life of a Wildcat, and received a 1 rating at the state music festival. She plans to major in early childhood development.

 

Steven Eichelberger, son of John and Patti Eichelberger, is the recipient of a Natural Science Department Scholarship. At Oxford, he was involved in basketball, baseball, KAYS, Student Council, and the National Honor Society. He plans to major in pre-medicine.

 

From Perkins-Tryon (OK) High School:

Reed Aldridge, son of Jimmy and Stacey Aldridge, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At Perkins-Tryon, he participated in baseball, football, basketball, band, Student Council, yearbook, and the National Honor Society. He received several academic awards and plans to major in pre-medicine.

 

From Ponca City (OK) High School:

Taylor Woods, daughter of Dave and Eva Woods, is the recipient of a Danceline Scholarship. At Ponca City, she was involved in highstepping. She is undecided on a major.

 

From Rose Hill High School:

Paige Jordan, daughter of Roy and Shannon Jordan, is the recipient of an Academic Civic Engagement through Service (ACES) Scholarship. She plans to major in athletic training.

 

Breana Lafever, daughter of Mark and Tammy Lafever, is the recipient of a Graphic Design Scholarship. At Rose Hill, she was involved in Debate, Drama Club, Robotics, and the Technology Student Association. She received scholastic art awards and plans to major in graphic design/art.

 

From Shadow Ridge (NV) High School:

Grace Davis, daughter of Deena Davis, is the recipient of a Natural Science Department Scholarship. She is undecided on a major.

 

From South Central High School:

Jewell Ceballos, daughter of Joe and Jayne Ceballos, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At South Central, she participated in tennis, Forensics, Scholars Bowl, vocal music, band, FCCLA, and was the basketball team manager. She was a member of the Superintendent’s Honor Roll and plans to major in dental hygiene.

 

Bethany Lawless, daughter of Chris and Debra Lawless, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At South Central, she participated in tennis, FCCLA, Forensics, and the National Honor Society. She plans to major in pre-dental hygiene.

 

From South Haven High School:

Ciara Wiley, daughter of Jason and Twaila Wiley, is the recipient of a Multi-Cultural Scholars Program Scholarship. At South Haven, she was involved in Pep Club, Scholars Bowl, Color Guard, Mathletes, Student Council, band, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, National Honor Society, and was vice president of Junior Engineering Technology Society and president of the American Indian Youth Leadership Council. She was named Miss Hunnewell and Kansas State University Scholar. She plans to major in Human Development and Family Science.

 

From Udall High School:

Tristan Schoech, son of Russell and Lora Schoech, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship. At Udall, he participated in marching band, concert band, FCCLA, FBLA, Math Team, Scholars Bowl, and the National Honor Society. He received a Citizenship Award and plans to major in computer science.

 

From Wellington High School:

Jacob Farley, son of Kenneth and Lori Branning, is the recipient of an Art Scholarship. At Wellington, he was involved in Art Club and the FFA. He was a member of the Scholastic Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll and plans to major in graphic design.

 

Teagan Bucher, daughter of Duane and Amy Bucher, is the recipient of a Theatre Scholarship. She plans to major in cosmetology.

 

Cassidy Harriger, daughter of Darick and Kimberly Harriger, is the recipient of a Graphic Design Scholarship. At Wellington, she was involved in Student Council, Scholars Bowl, Color Guard, Leadership, yearbook, Crusader Signs, and Crusaders of the Stage. She received a Junior Lions Club Award and was a part of the Superintendent’s Honor Roll. She plans to major in graphic design.

 

From West Elk High School:

Chase VanDegrift, son of Don and Aimee Sanders, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At West Elk, he participated in football, basketball, wrestling, Scholars Bowl, Math Team, theatre, and choir. He was named to the regional all-academic team and plans to major in sports management.

 

From Wichita Northwest High School:

Emily Harris, daughter of Scott Harris, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At Northwest, she was involved with the prom committee, homecoming committee, and International Club. She was a member of the Honor Roll and plans to major in history.

 

From Wichita South High School:

Celestial Blubaugh, daughter of Matthew and Suzanne Blubaugh, is the recipient of a Departmental Scholarship. At Wichita South, she was involved in choir and tennis. She was a member of the honor roll and plans to major in graphic design.

 

From Winfield High School:

Reuben Bowling, son of Lyman and Zoe Bowling, is the recipient of a Natural Science Department Scholarship. At WHS, he participated in soccer, tennis, Skills USA, and the National Honor Society. He was a member of the Principal’s Honor Society and plans to major in computer science.

 

Brittany Bursack, daughter of Mike and Christy Bursack, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At Winfield, she participated in choir, soccer, Art Club, Student Council, and Spirit Squad. She was a member of the Honor Roll and plans to major in pre-nursing.

 

Baylee Byrd, daughter of Chris Overlin and Dawn Huffman, is the recipient of a Charles Kerr Foundation Scholarship. At WHS, she was involved in band and Color Guard. She plans to major in business administration.

 

Matthew Falletti, son of David and Kerri Falletti, is the recipient of a Natural Science Department Scholarship. At WHS, he was involved in pep band, jazz band, concert band, Southwestern Youth Symphony, and the Work Ethic program. He was a member of the Scholastic Honor Roll and plans to major in computer science.

 

Kamdon Fuqua, son of Brandon Fuqua and Maronda Blankenship, is the recipient of a Vocal Music Scholarship. At WHS, he participated in choir, Viking Voices, Vikings on Broadway, Student Council, cross country, Link Crew Leader, swimming, track, baseball, wrestling, and was a homecoming candidate. He received a Staff Choice Award and plans to major in music.

 

Emily Lewis, daughter of Harold and Sharlene Lewis, is the recipient of a Work Ethic Scholarship. At WHS, she was involved in choir, Work Ethic, and was the football and baseball team manager. She was named to the Honor Roll and plans to major in pre-nursing.

 

Brandon Love is the recipient of a Band Scholarship. At WHS, he participated in band and soccer. He plans to major in business.

 

Morgan Otte, daughter of Neva Otte, is the recipient of a Pageant Scholarship. At WHS, she participated in basketball and track. She was a Kansas Honor Scholar and member of the Honor Roll. She graduated in the top-10 percent of her class and plans to major in business.

 

Caden Rhodes, son of Troy and Rachel Rhodes, is the recipient of a Tiger Academic Scholarship. At WHS, he was a member of the Clay Target Club and the Principal’s Honor Roll. He plans to major in pre-engineering.

 

Israel Walker, daughter of Tina and Victor Walker, is the recipient of a Trustee Academic Scholarship. At WHS, she was involved in Student Council, powerlifting, volleyball, softball, track, Art Club, Work Ethics, Health Occupations Students of America, FCA, and spirit squad. She was a member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and broke several records in powerlifting. She plans to major in biology.

 

Adam Young, son of Heather Wright, is the recipient of a Vocal Music Scholarship. At WHS, he participated in choir and swimming. He was a member of the Honor Roll and plans to major in political science.