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KU Honors Program

The annual Kansas Honors program was held Sept. 28, 2016, in Woodruff Auditorium on the campus of the University of Kansas. The Kansas Honors programs recognizes and awards high school seniors for their academic achievements. The Kansas Honors Program has been a KU tradition since 1971. It is designed to promote academic excellence in secondary education, to reward high school seniors for their hard work and dedication, and support our Kansas communities. Each year KU alumni gather in more than 37 locations across the state for an awards ceremony and honorary dinner for reception. All high school seniors who rank academically in the top 10 percent of their class are asked to attend as guests of the KU Alumni Association with their parents, principals, counselors and superintendents. The schools recognized at our program were Baldwin, Bishop Seabury, Eudora, Jefferson County North, Jeff West, Free State, Lawrence High, Lawrence Virtual School, McLouth, Oskaloosa, Perry Lecompton, Valley Falls, and Veritas Christian School.

Three of our seniors were invited to attend--Grace Kramer, Julie Schrick, and Peyton Minor, who were the top 10 percent of the JCN Senior Class. Unfortunately, because the KU Honor Programs was over Homecoming week, only Julie could attend. I was honored to introduce her and her parents to all in attendance. All honored scholars received a certificate and a special edition Webster's New College Dictionary. They also have a chance to qualify for a $4000 scholarship to KU. The evening ended with a nice reception in honor of the students.

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