Note to editors: If a county or state is not listed, there were no honor students from that area. If a Manhattan area address was given as a permanent address, the student will be listed in the permanent address county and also in the county for the high school of record.
News release prepared by: Megan Molitor, 785-532-1566, molitor@k-state.edu; and Julie Fosberg, 785-532-1542, jfosberg@k-state.edu

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Achieving excellence: Semester honors to more than 3,200 students for outstanding academic work

MANHATTAN -- More than 3,200 students earned semester honors from Kansas State University for their academic performance in the fall 2011 semester.

The university awards semester honors to students who earned a 3.75 grade point average or higher for the semester. To qualify, students had to be enrolled in at least 12 hours of graded course work. Students earning semester honors receive commendations from their deans, with the honors recorded on their permanent academic records.

K-State students earning semester honors by county and hometown include:

Wabaunsee County

Alma: Ashley A. Stuewe, Glenn Richard Hafenstine, Stephanie Ann Tolbert

Alta Vista: Jessica Kaitlin Zimmerman, Stacie Marie Vaughn-Glessner, Victoria Lynn Davidson

Eskridge: Lucas Paul Hertlein

Maple Hill: Shelby Marlene Grace Cowan

Paxico: Erin Marie Kraus

Wallace County

Sharon Springs: Brett A. Keller, Chricket Short, Lauren Nicole Elder, Taylor Elder, Tyler J O'Connor

Weskan: Sarah Lynae Kuykendall

Washington County

Clifton: Dylan Anthony Koch, Jamie Lynn Long

Greenleaf: Leaanne Vivian Diederich

Haddam: Elise Marie Hardenburger

Hanover: Braden John Hynek, Brandon Lee Goeckel, Chantel Marie White, Christopher John Martin, John Clayton Bruna

Hollenberg: Kirk A. Loges

Linn: Chelsey Lynn Herrs, Colby John Walter, Eric Hatesohl, Hannah R. Voelker, Kelli Anna Voelker, Melissa Ruth Ann Pachta, Rashele Marie Holle

Morrowville: Hillary L'Ecuyer, Jesse Lee Huber, Orin C Huber

Palmer: Ashtyn M. Meyer, Miranda Lynn Wilgers, Brian A. Butter

Washington: Caitlin Jennifer Sherlock, Caleb Sean Wilson, Casey Joseph Habr, Dixie Jean Portenier, Ethan Kyle Tegethoff, Jacob Michael Kongs, Kayla Marie Penning, Steven Michael Colgrove, Tiffany Rae Brax, Trevor Wayne Baker

Wichita County

Leoti: Gage Ridder, Matt Lee Horton

Marienthal: Sarah Marie Smith

Wilson County

Buffalo: Kameron Trinette Braman

Coyville: Retta Irene Harwood

Fredonia: Carissa Jean Rogers, Teresa Anna Siegele

Neodesha: Mary Elizabeth Welch

Wyandotte County

Bonner Springs: Kali Ann Yates, Kristen Cecelia Beeves, Morgan Garrett Lietzen, Stephanie Jean Hern

Kansas City: Angela Marie Davenport, Caitlyn Marie Wells, Charles Raphael Feuerborn, Elahe Justine Bahadori, Ellyn Ann Calvert, Emily Ann Wolfe, Javier Quinonez, Jennifer Smisek, Jeremiah Herr, Kayla Marie Fearing, Kristopher Steven Grinter, Melanie Kay Wall, Nadia Gisele Bahadori, Olivia Dyan Moore, Stephanie Denise Stoway, Taran Carlisle, Traci Smiley,