Dakota Meyers, Hoisington High Class of 2009, graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in the field of Economics during the university's 312th commencement ceremony, which took place last week. During the daylong ceremony, degrees were conferred to graduates of Yale College and all of the university's graduate schools, except for Yale Law School. Additionally, the ceremonies featured the conferral of honorary degrees to people of national notoriety, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the founder of
Taylor Fry, daughter of Jeff and Angie Fry was recently awarded the prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship. Fry was recommended by Chapter HR of Great Bend. The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. This year there were 302 STAR Scholarships awarded out of 1,961 applications, eight winners in Kansas. Fry is a recent graduate of GBHS and was accepted into Kansas State University where she plans to major in Business Management and minor in Piano.
LINDSBORG - Brianna Hoffman from Larned is one of nine Bethany College students selected by their peers to serve as officers in the Swede Government Association (SGA), Bethany's student congress, for the 2013-2014 academic year.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Tristan Yount of Great Bend, was selected to attend the 30th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 5, in Topeka. Tristan attended Great Bend High School.
Mitchell Johnson is the 2013 Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship recipient. Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Great Bend High School. He excels in mathematics and is a National Honors Society Member. Johnson will be attending the Kansas State University and will major in Computer Engineering.
Two local businesses recently showed support for Barton Community College's Central Kansas Upward Bound program by donating grants to the cause. Midwest Energy donated $525 and Cox Communications donated $1,000. CKUB Project Director Patrick Busch said he hopes to secure more grants from local businesses soon.
The Dunlap family recently awarded the fourth scholarship from the Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dunlap's family created a scholarship fund for students wishing to enter the fields of education and/or sports medicine. As a graduate of Great Bend High School, Barton Community College, and Southwestern College, Dunlap was tirelessly dedicated to his students and athletes. His lifework was as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. He took pride in the camaraderie of team sports and watching his student's succeed. With this scholarship, future students will be able to further their education in a similar ...