Members of THS Class of 2005 earn scholarships, awards
These scholarships and awards were earned by members of the Tonganoxie High School Class of 2005.
Kansas State Scholars
These awards are made by the state on the basis of high performance on the ACT college entrance exam and the student's cumulative grade-point average. In addition, each student is required to complete the regents' recommended curriculum. These six state scholars will be eligible for scholarship monies from the state depending on financial need: Tristan Bowersox, Heather Deaver, Jeff Gravatt, Levi Huseman, Laura Jeannin and Hunter Samuels.
Kansas Scholars Curriculum
The Kansas Board of Regents sponsors a program to acknowledge graduates of Kansas high schools who have completed the regents college preparatory curriculum of four units of English, four units of math, including algebra I, geometry, and algebra II, and a higher level math, three units of science, which must include biology, chemistry, and physics, three units of social science, two units of foreign language and a computer technology course. These graduating seniors of the 2004 seniors have met this criteria: Tristan Bowersox, Matt Chenoweth, Todd Davidson, Heather Deaver, Hannah Dornbrack, Jeff Everhart, Jeff Gravatt, Kayla Hammons, Amanda Hart, Addie Heim, Abby Hoffhines, Levi Huseman, Laura Jeannin, Andy Kolman, Brian Lindquist, Jacob McGhee, Kaitie Pestock, Brian Price, Shannon Pulkrabek, Kirk Rodell, Hunter Samuels, Rachel Smith, Luke Stevens, Molly Thomas, John Volk, Madison Weller and Daniel Workman.
This is an award made available by the Kansas State High Schools Activities Association and voted upon by the faculty on the basis of respect for country; responsibility for improving school and community; and reverence for life. According to the state guidelines, one girl and one boy are selected for this award. The winners were Laura Jeannin and Kirk Rodell.
KSU Math and Science Award
Each year, Kansas State University recognizes the outstanding students in mathematics and science in each graduating class across the state. The students are selected by the mathematics and science departments. The THS student selected this year were Heather Deaver, Levi Huseman and Hunter Samuels.
THS Local Scholarship Recipients
- Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship: Katherine Elizabeth Harris.
- Beatty Valedictory Award: Hunter Dean Samuels.
- Construction and Related Technologies Scholarship: Clayton Dean Lamb, Kaleb Eugene Lawrence and Cody Ronald Owsley.
- Class of 2004 Scholarship: Robert Leon Windler. Alternate: Lucas Daniel Stevens.
- Community National Bank Scholarship: Kirk Collier Rodell and Hunter Dean Samuels.
- Don Conrad Scholarship: Justine Alana McReynolds.
- Country Cruisers Scholarship: Ross Alan Starcher.
- Anna Mary Doege Scholarship: Shannon Cathleen Pulkrabek.
- First State Bank Scholarship: Hannah Marie Dornbrack and Sandra Marie Elliott. Alternate: Jessica Ranae Smith.
- Floyd Freeman Scholarship: Zachary Wade Ditty.
- J.W. Grinter Memorial Scholarship: Katherine Marie Yunghans.
- William "Buck" Knipp Memorial Scholarship: Stella Marie Felix.
- Robert Kolman and Raymond Sutton Memorial Scholarship: Brian Christopher Lindquist.
- Foster Laming Scholarship: John Samuel Volk and Rachel Renee Weston.
- Rosalie Lorance Nursing Scholarship: Amanda Renee Hart.
- Marie McDaniel Scholarship: Robert Eugene Kirch. Alternate: Bradley Ray Ottens.
- Miller-Peruvian Connection Scholarship: Todd Allen Davidson and Rachel Sue Smith.
- Maureen Mills Memorial Scholarship: Laura Nicole Jeannin.
- Bradley Wayne Nickel Memorial Scholarship: Garrett Michael Palmer.
- Northeast Kansas Superintendents' Scholarship: James Milton Torneden.
- PEO Scholarship (Chapter AT): Kassandra May DeHoff. Alternate: Madison Christine Weller.
- PEO Scholarship (Chapter HS): Elisa Jane Sibinski. Alternate: Lona Rene Dickinson.
- PTA Scholarship: Kayla LeAnn Hammons. Alternate: Laura Nicole Jeannin.
- Jon Quarles Memorial Scholarship: Nicole Jeanette Carty. Alternate: Amanda Kate Bixby.
- Ridgway Scholarship: Madison Christine Weller. Alternate: Hannah Lynn Heintzelman.
- Florence Seeley Riford Academic Scholarship: Heather Kathleen Deaver, Levi Talon Huseman and Jacob Orion McGhee.
- Andy Robbins Memorial Scholarship: Travis Dean Schultz.
- Dollie Scheller Scholarship: Matthew Wayne Chenoweth. Alternate: Jeffrey Lynn Everhart.
- Bill Seymour Scholarship: Brett Allen Garrett.
- Stage Band Instrumental Music Scholarship: Steven Ira Lundberg.
- Student Council Scholarship: Ashlee Nicole Murphy and Lindsey Michelle Starcher.
- Tonganoxie Civic Club Scholarship: Tristan Lee Bowersox and Jeffrey Gordon Gravatt.
- THS Alumni Association Scholarship: Andrew Robert Kolman and Joshua Lee Putthoff. Alternate: Abby Dayle Hoffhines.
- Raymond and Marian Williams Scholarship: Kaitlin Abigail Pestock.
- Yates and Jones Scholarship: Addie Samantha Heim.
Other scholarships and awards
The Class of 2005 has been awarded more than $564,850 in scholarships from outside sources. Students winning scholarships from colleges and other groups were:
- Nelson Bell: Smart Program's Bowling Scholarship.
- Nicole Carty: Highland Comm. College Vocal Scholarship.
- Matt Chenoweth: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Zach Ditty: MidAmerica Nazarene University's Leadership Scholarship and Football Scholarship.
- Hannah Dornbrack: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Sandra Elliott: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Jeff Everhart: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Jeff Gravatt: University of Kansas' Freshman Honors Scholarship and Battenfield Hall Scholar; and B&J Country Mart's Country Mart Scholarship.
- Kayla Hammons: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Katie Harris: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Addie Heim: Baker University's Presidential Scholarship and Basketball Scholarship.
- Levi Huseman: University of Kansas' Freshman Honors Scholarship.
- Laura Jeannin: Ottawa University's Academic Scholarship and Volleyball Scholarship.
- Kaleb Lawrence: Butler County Community College's Academic Scholarship and Football Scholarship.
- Mike Lieber: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Brian Lindquist: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Erin Malone: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Music Scholarship.
- Jacob McGhee: Air Force's Air Force ROTC Scholarship; Baylor University's Presidential Scholarship; and Union Local 533's Pipe Fitters Scholarship.
- Sam Mitchell: MidAmerica Nazarene University's Football Scholarship and Track Scholarship.
- Cody Owsley: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Kaitie Pestock: St. Mary's University's Theatre and Vocal Music Scholarship.
- Lacey Phelps: MidAmerica Nazarene University's Leadership Scholarship, Academic Scholarship and Non-major Music Scholarship.
- Shannon Pulkrabek: Leavenworth County Farm Bureau Association's scholarship; Baker University's Faculty Merit Scholarship, Boone Academic Leadership Scholarship and Spirit Squad Scholarship.
- Kirk Rodell: Ottawa University's Academic Scholarship and Baseball Scholarship
- Hunter Samuels: Dana College's Presidential Scholarship and Academic Achievement Award.
- Lindsey Starcher: Kansas FCCLA's Carol Oberley Scholarship.
- Luke Stevens: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Michael Tate: United States Army's Army Grant Scholarship.
- Madison Weller: Pittsburg State University's Academic Achievement Award.
- Rachel Weston: Highland Community College's Track Scholarship.
- Daniel Workman: Kansas City Kansas Community College's Presidential Scholarship.
- Katie Yunghans: National FFA Organization's Ford Trucks/Built Tough FFA Scholarship; Leavenworth County Farm Bureau Association's scholarship; and FFA Alumni Chapter's scholarship.