Kansas State University
Graduation distinction: Northland students were awarded degrees with honors on the campus in Manhattan.
Graduating with the highest distinction, summa cum laude, was Sabine Hackel from Kansas City, North. To qualify for top honors, students must hold a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.95.
Graduating magna cum laude were Christopher Goodale and Sandra Lawrence both from Kansas City, North; Elizabeth Stone from Kearney; and Caleb Mitchell from Liberty. To qualify for magna cum laude, students must hold a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.85.
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West Platte High School
National honors: Students were awarded community service awards at the national conference of the Future Business Leaders of America earlier this month in Atlanta, Ga.
Receiving the awards were Taylor Binkley, Daniel Cicha, Lauren Moose and John Tharp. To achieve the award, students had to be active members of the organization and record at least 500 hours of community service.
The West Platte chapter received the Hollis and Kitty Guy Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit.
More than 12,000 students and advisers attended the four-day conference and participated in leadership workshops, campaign rallies, regional meetings and competitive events.
Leaders chosen: Northland high school girls were selected for the 2016 Girls Leadership Program.
In partnership with Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., the foundation’s program is designed to educate and empower high school girls to be confident leaders and philanthropists.
Members of the 2016 class were chosen from applicants who indicated an interest in learning about public service. Selected from Park Hill South High School were Sophia Dominguea-Heithoff, Kate Eischens, Lauren Ingraham and Reilly Scott; from Platte County R-3 High School, Hannah Wood; from Oak Park High School, Jennifer Marx, Madlin Tutu and Mahasin Tutu; and from Staley High School, Claire Cunningham, Taylor Long, Fatima Said, Evelyn Shelby and Alexis Theoharidis.
The Girls Leadership Program was established by the Women’s Foundation in 1999 to teach teen-age women about grant-making, fundraising, leadership, team-building, program evaluation and budgeting.
Compiled by Su Bacon
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