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Source: Carla Jones, 785-532-7305,
Note to editor: Alex Pint is a graduate of Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park.
News release prepared by: Calin Cooney, 785-532-2535,

Thursday, April 21, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Silver Key, a sophomore leadership honorary that emphasizes community service, has new members for the 2011-2012 school year.

To be eligible for Silver Key, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. The new initiates also had to be 2010 high school graduates and be in their first year at K-State.

Silver Key adviser Carla Jones, assistant vice president and senior associate dean of student life, said the group selects 35 to 40 freshmen each year for membership.

Silver Key members participate in a variety of community service activities throughout the year. Past projects include highway cleanup, food drives and helping children and the elderly. Silver Key's signature project is the annual Sleep Out for Homeless Awareness, which raises money for the local emergency shelter.

New members of Silver Key include:

Jena Sauber, journalism and mass communications, Assaria; Logan Britton, agriculture communications and journalism, Bartlett; Macy Warburton, communication studies, Cedar Vale; Whitney Bohnenblust, education, Clay Center; Tami Crow, hotel and restaurant management, De Soto; Ashley Leckliter, family studies and human services, El Dorado; Kristine Larson, mechanical engineering, Galva; Brock Burnick, agricultural economics and pre-law, Girard.

From Greater Kansas City: Kaitlin Long, education, Leawood; Tricia Brensing, communication sciences and disorders, Katie Brophy, biology, Alex Burnett, chemical engineering and premedicine, Derek Feist, kinesiology, and Emily Relph, agribusiness, all from Lenexa; Alex Pint, architectural engineering, Olathe; Alex Bolin, construction science and management, Kayla Day, business administration, Julie Perrini, athletic training, Amanda Privitera, family studies and human services, and Justin Smith, journalism and mass communications, all from Overland Park.

Shelby Nelson, kinesiology, Hutchinson; Ally Koppes, interior design, and Christina Picicci, arts and sciences-open option, both from Lawrence; Valerie Rito, industrial engineering, Liberal; Carlye Simons, life sciences, Lincolnville; Jared Rogers, architectural engineering, and Kelsy Schoen, kinesiology, both from Manhattan; Cheyenne Alvarado, biology, McPherson; Hillary L'Ecuyer, interior design, Morrowville; Bethany Roy, family studies and human services, Norton; Jessica Solo, food science and industry, Osawatomie; Abby Guenther, food science and industry, Ottawa; Alexis Wingerson, horticulture, Smith Center; Mason Grittman, business administration and mechanical engineering, and Michael Mohan, biochemistry and political science, both from Topeka; Trenton Modean, business administration, Wamego; Courtney Claassen, fine arts, and Kari Thiessen, gerontology, both from White Water; and Kristen Zemanick, business administration, Wichita.

From out of state: Kristen Brunkow, gerontology and family studies and human services, Ponca City, Okla.