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Source: Carla Jones, 785-532-7305,
Note to editor: Ann Goodson is a graduate of Wamego High School.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Silver Key, a sophomore leadership honorary emphasizing community service, has selected its new members for 2009-2010.

To be eligible for Silver Key, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. The new initiates had to be 2008 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 members participate in a variety of community service activities throughout the year. Past projects include highway clean up, food drives and helping children and the elderly.

"Our signature project is the annual Sleepout for Homeless Awareness, where we raised more than $3,000 for the local emergency shelter," Jones said.

New members of Silver Key, including their major and hometown, are:

Shannon Wilson, English and pre-professional secondary education, Carlton.

From Greater Kansas City: Blair Johnson, arts and sciences-open option, and Ariel Sinha, pre-journalism and mass communications, both from Gardner; Madeleine Little, animals sciences and industry, Kansas City, Mo.; Kyle Black, biology, Whitney Davis, pre-professional secondary education, Rachel James, arts and sciences-open option, and Erin Schuberth, music education, all of Lenexa; Betsy Butin, arts and sciences-open option, Jessica Jones, life sciences and pre-dentistry, Katie Kozacek, biology, Anne McClain, pre-professional secondary education, and Zachary Nelson, business administration pre-professional, all of Overland Park; Madison Peak, nutritional sciences, and Austin Walter, architecture, both of Shawnee; and Hannah Rodlund, business administration pre-professional, Stilwell.

Hanna Kemble, fine arts, Herington; Alex Jost, agriculture education, Hillsboro; Brennen Richman, biology and premedicine, Hutchinson; Dylan Works, political science and economics, Iola; Katie Vine, architecture, Larned; Cassidy Fowles, arts and sciences-open option, and Ann Goodson, pre-professional secondary education, both from Manhattan; Dillon Robbins, business administration pre-professional, Oskaloosa.

Leah Wolff, business administration pre-professional, Paola; Lora McGraw, political science and women's studies, Salina; Ashley Heptig, pre-journalism and mass communications, and Natalie Jordan, microbiology, both from Topeka; Christopher Dolezal, biological systems engineering and premedicine, Valley Center; Stacy Littlechild, biology and pre-optometry, WaKeeney; and Mindy Highberger, apparel and textiles, Westphalia.

From out of state: Hannah Leventhal, animal sciences and industry, Arvada, Colo.; Katie Samples, agribusiness, Windsor, Colo.; Dan Hornsby, English, Muncie, Ind.; Drew Ladd, bakery science and management, Atlantic, Iowa; Carissa Loehr, interior architecture and product design, Eagan, Minn.; Andrew Desloge, landscape architecture, Wildwood, Mo.; Alexis Kiel, interior architecture and product design, Bellevue, Neb.; Will Leonard, architecture, Columbia, S.C.; and Lauren Halsey, pre-journalism and mass communications, Coppell, Texas.