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KU to recognize area graduates
Kansas University will recognize more than 200 students, including six from Leavenworth County, as the Class of 2007's top scholars at commencement Sunday in Lawrence.
The area students are:
- Andrew R. Becker, Tonganoxie, son of Debbie and Gene Becker, who will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.
- Philip Douglas Hickson, Lansing, son of Wayne and Pat Hickson, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in summer 2006.
- Andrew Michael Duncan, Leavenworth, son of Thomas and Jennie Duncan, who will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering
- Lindsey Anne Norris, Leavenworth, daughter of Mark and Chris Norris, who will receive a doctorate in physical therapy.
- Michael Lynn Seebeck, Leavenworth, son of Lanny and Myong Seebeck, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology in summer 2006.
- Micheal Andrew Young, Leavenworth, son of David and Janet Young, who will be a Professional Master of Architecture graduate.
Honored students are recipients of one or more of the university's top scholarships.
MHS graduate earns doctorate
A McLouth High School Class 2000 graduate has graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from Rockhurst University.
Erin Shannon was awarded the doctoral degree this past weekend from the Kansas City, Mo., school. Erin earned her undergraduate degree in 2004 from Kansas University.
She has been hired to work at the KU Medical Center, beginning in July.
Reception to honor retiring PE teacher
A reception is scheduled next week for longtime physical education instructor Phil Jeannin, who is retiring this week from the Tonganoxie School District.
The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Tonganoxie High School west campus commons area.
Foundation honors Tonganoxie student
Shannon Smith, Tonganoxie, is the recipient of an American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship.
Smith, 18, is the daughter of Dr. Vickie Smith of Tonganoxie and will be attending Kansas State University this fall.
Smith, who was awarded an Excellence in Equine/Agricultural Involvement scholarship, has been involved in Leavenworth County 4-H Horse Club, Kansas State 4-H Horse Project, American Quarter Horse Riding Program, Kansas Quarter Horse Association and FFA. She has participated in the National Western Stock Show and American Quarter Horse Congress Hippology and Quiz Bowl events.