AREA EDUCATION NEWS | Area


Ann Bandy and Chessa Parker were among the 18 recipients of a Kansas Horse Council Foundation scholarship.

Bandy is the daughter of Rufus and Brenda Bandy of Manhattan. She’s been a Riding Hunter Jumper since she was eight-years-old, commuting and helping with shows. She has worked in the High Horse Stables in Manhattan for several years, caring for horses and instructing horse care basics and riding. Bandy plans to attend Ohio State University studying medicine to become a physicians assistant.

Parker is the daughter of Daryl and Michelle Parker of Manhattan. She started out in the 4H horseless horse and was involved in 4H Horse Quiz Bowl and hippo logy. She won state level competitions and placed in the top five at nationals. Parker plans to attend Kansas State University and has an interest in zoonotic disease. She wants to pursue a bachelor of science through a doctorate and one day work on equine disease.

Area girl named to leadership academy

An area girl is among the 70 high school students selected for the Four Star Leadership with Gen. Tommy Franks program.

Laura Krohn of Wheaton will travel to Edmond, Oklahoma, July 14-19 for a week of speech and writing competitions, compete in an “Ethics Bowl,” one-on-one experiences with leaders like politicians and star athletes and more.

Attendees have the opportunities to earn scholarships, internships and letters of recommendation through the program. The program focuses on character, common vision, communication and caring.

The program is hosted by the Gen. Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum and Oklahoma Christian University.

Several area K-State students have been added to the spring semester honors list.

Danielle Martin, MacKenzie Gwinner, Emily Park and Jaqueline Solis, all of Manhattan, were added to the list. Lawsyn Rowden of Wamego was also added.

Manhattan man graduates from UI

Timothy Wolfe of Manhattan graduated from the University of Iowa in May.

Wolfe was one of more than 4,800 UI undergraduate, graduate and professional students to participate in graduation.

The University of Iowa is a public university in Iowa City, Iowa.

earn McPherson honor roll status

Two area students were named to the honor roll or received an honorable mention for academics at McPherson College.

Grant Munsen of Manhattan and Kevin Boeckman of Wamego were recognized.

Munsen, a junior, received an honorable mention. Students had to have a 3.25 to 3.54 grade point average to qualify.

Boeckman, a junior, was named to the honor roll. To qualify, students must be full-time and earn a 3.55 grade point average or higher during the semester.

McPherson College is a private college in the Kansas town.

Two local students graduated from William Jewell College on May 18.

Taylor Ekart and Katherine Proctor, both of Manhattan, graduated this spring.

Ekart graduated with a bachelor’s of arts in nonprofit leadership and English. Ekart was also named the E. Anne. Earnest Nonprofit Leadership Award winner for the outstanding senior in nonprofit leadership in a separate ceremony earlier this spring.

Proctor graduated with a bachelor’s of science in nursing.

William Jewell College is located in Liberty, Missouri.

Manhattan students named to dean’s list

Katherine Proctor and Cameron White of Manhattan were named to the dean’s list at William Jewell College this spring.

To qualify, students must have a 3.7 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 14 credit hours.

Manhattan man named to VSU dean’s list

Kevin Blake of Manhattan was named to the dean’s list at Valdosta State University.

To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least nine hours with a 3 or higher grade point average at the school, and a 3.5 or higher grade point average that semester.

VSU is in Valdosta, Georgia.

Area students win Washburn

Two area students students received a scholarship from Washburn University.

Taylor Johnson of Manhattan and Brett Kulp of Leonardville received the Mary N. Fix Scholarship.

The scholarship is a $1,500 renewable scholarship given to high school graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in biology, chemistry or physics.

Johnson is a graduate of Manhattan Virtual Academy. Kulp is a graduate of Riley County High School.

Fort Riley woman named to dean’s list

Elizabeth Lancaster of Fort Riley was named to the Southwestern College honor roll this spring.

Lancaster was named to the dean’s honor roll. To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours with at least a 3.7 grade point average.

graduates from Colorado college

Courtney Eichhorn of Junction City graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in May.

Eichhorn received a specialist in education in education leadership special education administration degree.

Southwestern College is a private liberal arts college in Winfield.





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