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.
The recognition ceremony honors the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state. “These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning. They’ve earned this honor, and I want to congratulate them on this achievement,” Governor Brownback said. “We also should recognize their families, teachers, and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals.”
This program is coordinated for the Governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. It is funded by donations from private sector businesses in Kansas. The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force was formed 30 years ago to strengthen public confidence in education. The following organizations are members of the Task Force: American Association of University Women, Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas-National Education Association, Kansas Schoo! Public Relations Association, Kansas State High School Activities
Association, Kansas League of Women Voters, and United School Administrators of Kansas.
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Tristan has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner. United States Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook which is published nationally.
“Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America’s history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement,” said Dr. George Stevens, Founder of the United States Achievement Academy.
The USAA National Honor Student Awards provide honor students with many benefits and services and is a
great tribute to a student’s dedication, talent, and ability.
Tristan is the son of Scott and Michelle Yount of Great Bend. His grandparents are Robert Yount of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Ramond and Carol Heltenberg of Yuma, Colo.