Scholar-Athletes: 2013-14 school winners

06/08/2014 2:42 PM

06/11/2014 5:10 PM

AFRICAN CENTERED EDUCATION

BREON GUNNELS

Finished with a 3.3 grade-point average. Earned a varsity letter in basketball and was a first-team all-league selection. She averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds per game. She shot 57 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free-throw line.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: none

BASEHOR-LINWOOD

CORY McCLEARY

Ranks first in a class of 142 with a 4-0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in football, four varsity letters in wrestling and four varsity letters in track. Four-time state qualifier in wrestling. All-Kaw Valley League in football in 2013 and state qualifier in track in 2012 and 2013. Volunteers for Douglas County Special Olympics.

College: Kansas

Also nominated: Allison Heinen, Luke McGowan

BELTON

KATIE GIACONE

Ranks 28th in a class of 301 with a grade-point average of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in softball, three varsity letters in swimming and one varsity letter in track. First team all-conference in softball. All-conference in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle in swimming. Member of National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

College: Central Missouri

Also nominated: Rachel Hoffman, Travis Norman

BISHOP MIEGE

NATHAN MOHLER

Ranks seventh in a class of 184 with a weighted 4.55 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in soccer, three varsity letters in tennis and one varsity letter in swimming. Member of state championship soccer teams in 2012 and 2013. First team all-state in soccer in 2013. Member of student council for four years, including junior class president. Kansas Honors Scholar.

College: Kansas State

Also nominated: Kali Eaken, Jack Wirtz

BISHOP WARD

JESSICA RAYA

Ranks second in a class of 78 with a weighted 4.69 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in soccer. Member of Forensic League and Drama Club. Also participated in Academy of Finance and was a student ambassador.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Madison Kostelac

BLUE SPRINGS

CORINNE RINNE

Ranks 88th in a class of 506 with a 3.81 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in swimming, three varsity letters in track and three varsity letters in cross country. Two time state champion in the 100 breaststroke. Three time all conference in track and cross country. Volunteers with Special Olympics and Susan G. Komen.

College: undecided

Also nominated: Darrius Shepherd, Dalvin Warmack

BLUE VALLEY

BRANDON LEE

Ranks ninth in a class of 331 with a weighted 4.51 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won two varsity letters in Football and two varsity letters in baseball. Second team All-Metro as a defensive back. Second team All-State outfielder. Executive Student Council secretary. Latin Honors Society. Math Honors Society.

College: West Point

Also nominated: Aubrey Jeffries, Brooke Zimmerman

BLUE VALLEY NORTH

MICHAEL ZHOU

Ranks first in a class of 389 with a weighted 4.61 grade-point average on 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in swimming. Second team All-Metro in 100 freestyle. Ninth grade class treasurer. National Honor Society. Spanish National Honor Society. Asian American Club president. Seventh place in National Database Design and Applications.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Sarah Cokingtin, Andrew Rohleder

BLUE VALLEY SOUTHWEST

AMANDA CREASON

Ranks 70th in a class of 237 with a 3.73 grade-point average on 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in soccer, two varsity letters in basketball and one varsity letter in cross country. First team All-State in soccer in 2011, 2012. Participated in Haiti Mission Trip in 2011 and 2013. Involved in Relay for Life and a member on National Honor Society of Sports Medicine.

College: Tulsa

Also nominated: Holly Harmon, Devin Tate

BONNER SPRINGS

JORDAN JACKSON

Ranks 14th in class of 164 with a 3.95 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball, four varsity letters in track and field and three varsity letters in football. First team All-Conference quarterback. First team All-Conference in basketball. Placed sixth in triple jump at state. Student Council executive president. DARE role model. Works with special needs children.

College: Emporia State

Also nominated: Bailey Hightower

CENTER

CANDACE CUNNINGHAM

Ranks fifth in a class of 140 with a weighted 4.21 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in volleyball. First team All-Conference and second team All-District. Drum major for marching band. National Honors Society secretary . Student government secretary.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Hope Noll, Tyeesha Winston

CENTRAL

OLLIE TODD

Ranks first in class of 77 with a 3.2 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won two varsity letters in football. Team captain on football team. All-Interscholastic League. Participated on the Flip Team for four years and performed at the Sprint Center. Homecoming King. Was on Principal committee and 20/20 leadership. A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

College: Kansas State

Also nominated: none

CRISTO REY

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ

Ranks 16th in a class of 68 with a 3.48 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in soccer. Team captain senior year. First team All-State. Senior Christian Leader. Rotary Interact Club. Participated in Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study program.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Shakila Muhammad, MacKenzie Turner

DE SOTO

REBEKAH BURGWEGER

Ranks sixth in a class of 162 with a weighted 4.16 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and three varsity letters in track. Qualified for state cross country all four years and was a medalist for three years. Academic All-State cross country. Debate team president for two years. Editor for school newspaper for one year. Participated in Ambassador and Mentors program.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Mackenzie Lancaster, Shelby Philbrook

EAST

STEEVE HENRIUS

Ranks fourth in a class of 142 with a 3.7 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in football and track and one varsity letter in basketball. Team captain on the football team. Participated in student council. Excelled in advance English language learners. Took a leadership role in class, helping others.

College: Central Missouri

Also nominated: none

EUDORA

SOPHIA LEHMANN

Ranks fifth in a class of 85 with a weighted 4.26 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in cross country and three varsity letters in track and field and two varsity letters in basketball. Voted team most inspirational runner in 2013. Vice president of Senior Advisory Club. A member of SADD for four years. National Honor Society.

College: Kansas State

Also nominated: Kelsey Balluch

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS

NICHOLAS MASONER

Ranks second in a class of 175 with a weighted 4.11 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letter in football and two varsity letters in track. Academic All-State in football in junior and senior years. First team All-Conference at defensive back. Second team All-Conference in track.

College: Missouri State

Also nominated: Dalton McGaugh, Daniel McGaugh

FORT OSAGE

ASIA COLE

Ranks 55th in a class 0f 287 with a 3.52 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in volleyball, four varsity letters in basketball and four varsity letters in track. Three-time state champion in track. Worked on school yearbook. Member of Kids Congress and student council. National Honor Society.

College: Nebraska

Also nominated: Griffin Bledsoe, Rayn Tupinio

GARDNER-EDGERTON

JACOB McINTIRE

Ranks third in class of 283 with a weighted 4.3 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in soccer, two varsity letters in track and two varsity letters in bowling. Captain on soccer team senior year. Second team All-EKL in soccer. Class president all four years. Organizational Chairman of Freshman Orientation. Member of Writing Club.

College: St. Louis University

Also nominated: Brett Wolford

GRAIN VALLEY

JORDAN MORRISON

Ranks 13th in class of 220 with a 3.94 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in volleyball. Broke school record in single-season kills and career record in kills. First team All-MRVC. Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Rachel House. National Honor Society. Worked on school newspaper.

College: Alabama

Also nominated: Nathalia Barr, Michael Pellham

GRANDVIEW

HANNAH RUTHERFORD

Ranks third in a class of 195 with a weighted 4.08 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and four varsity letters in track and field. Cross country team captain for three years. District runner-up in cross country senior year. Fourth place finish at state in the 4x200 meter relay. Vice president of National Honor Society. Senior class secretary. Leadership delegate for DECA.

College: Pittsburg State

Also nominated: Freedom Akinmoladun, Amanda Nolen

HARMON

JOANNA PEREZ

Ranks fifth in her class with a 3.87 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in cross country and soccer. Was All-Kansas City Kansas League in cross country. A Kansas Honor Scholar. KCK District student of the month. A member of the Superintendent Student Advisory Board. Also a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Involved in student council.

College: Park University

Also nominated: none

HARRISONVILLE

BRIANNA KENDRICK

Ranks fifth in class of 220 with a weighted 4.2 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball and two varsity letters in soccer. All-Conference Academic team in basketball. Second team All-Conference in soccer in freshman and sophomore years. National Honor Society secretary. Copy editor of yearbook. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

College:Missouri State

Also nominated: Kyle Hix

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN

ANNA LIPSCOMB

Ranks first in class with a 101.2 grade-point average. Won four varsity letters in Volleyball. Crossroads All-Conference. Won team leadership award. Junior and senior class president. Worked on the student worship team. Made a music CD with family and friends in which all proceeds with to GO Project to help build orphanages in Haiti.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Michael Mitchell

HOGAN PREP

KIERRA ISAIAH

Ranks 18th with a 2.94 grade-point average. Won four varsity letters in basketball, three varsity letters in volleyball and two varsity letters in track. All-District in volleyball and basketball. Participated in Advanced Placement Academic program.

College: Johnson County Community College

Also nominated: Dennis Cooper

IMMACULATA

JAMES CHA

Ranks sixth in a class of 26 with a 3.8 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in tennis and two varsity letters in soccer. Finished fourth in state in singles in 2012 and fourth in state in doubles in 2013. Spanish National Honor Society. Kansas Scholar. Math department award for academic achievement.

College: St. Mary

Also nominated: Paul Lednicky, Bruce Stanley

KANSAS CITY CHRISTIAN

LUKE GROMER

Finished with a 3.98 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in baseball and three varsity letters in soccer and basketball. A member of two soccer teams that advanced to state. He was a team captain in all three sports he participated in. Involved in student council and was a student body president.

College:Arkansas

Also nominated: none

LANSING

COLE HOING

Ranks 15th in a class of 201 with a 3.88 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in wrestling, two varsity letters in soccer and one varsity letter in track. Regional champion in wrestling in 2011 and 2014. Team captain in wrestling and soccer. Kansas Honor Scholar. Lansing Academic letter. National English Honor Society. Class president in 2013-14. Red Cross certified life guard.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Joe Schneider

LAWRENCE

ALLISON WILLIAMS

Ranks 24th in a class of 386 with a grade-point average of 3.90 on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in gymnastics and diving and two varsity letters in cheerleading. A captain in gymnastics and qualified for state in diving for three seasons. Was a member in choir and worked on the yearbook. Was also a manager on the boys diving team.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: none

LAWRENCE FREE STATE

BAILEY SULLIVAN

Ranks first in class of 352 with a 4.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and three varsity letters in track and field. State medalist in cross country in 2012 and 2013. State champion in the 1,600 meter run in 2013. Student Council Executive Board member. LINK Crew leader. National Honor Society. Works in Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.

College: Texas Christian

Also nominated: Alexa Harmon-Thomas, Sarah Whipple

LAWSON

JOSEPH JONES

Ranks third in class of 115 with a weighted grade-point average 4.31 on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in football and three varsity letters in track. Missouri Football Association All-State Academic. Placed second at state in the 400 meter relay and the 800 meter relay. YoungLife leader. Class president. National Honor Society vice president.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Mollie Currid, Austen Eskew

LEAVENWORTH

JASON RANDALL

Ranks 36 in class of 328 with a 3.82 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in football, three varsity letters in basketball and two varsity letters in track and field. All-State in football. Made Shrine Bowl. All-Sunflower League in football. Team captain in basketball. KSHSAA State Advisory team. Pioneer Mentor.

College: Missouri State

Also nominated: Layne Broeker, Michelle Tennant

LEE’S SUMMIT

LOUIE BERTONCIN

Ranks sixth in a class of 445 with a weighted 4.38 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and two varsity letters in track and field. Finished in the top 20 in conference cross meet as a junior and senior. Cerner Scholars. Summit Technology Academy. National Honor Society. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

College: Missouri S&T

Also nominated: David Swed, Taylor Walker

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH

KELLEN SCHOCKLEY

Ranks 33rd in a class of 444 with a weighted 4.15 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in football and two varsity letters in track and field. Led state in sacks. Holds the school record in sacks in one season. Participated in Skills USA. Student Ambassador at Lee’s Summit North. National Honor Society.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Jaden Powell, Logan Tootle

LEE’S SUMMIT WEST

KIERSTEN WEST

Ranks10th in class of 411 with a weighted 4.4 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and three varsity letters in track and field. Three-time All-Conference in cross country. Conference champion as a sophomore in cross country and team captain as a senior. Senior class vice president. Participated in Drug Free program for four years. Fellowship of Christian Athletes for four years.

College: Washington University (St. Louis)

Also nominated: Bailey Katzfey, Ben Peterson

LIBERTY

JUSTIN TABER

Ranks 46t in class of 489 with a 3.96 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and one varsity letter in track and field. Member of Class 4 cross country team that finished fourth in state. Qualified for sectionals in 2012 and 2013. National Honor Society.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Kyle Gabrielson, Brooke Popejoy

LIBERTY NORTH

SAMANTHA LAURENZO

Ranks first with a 4.0 grade-point average. Won four varsity letters in cross country and three varsity letters in track and field. Qualified for state four times in cross country. Two-time District champion in cross country. Holds five course records. National Honor Society. LINK crew member.

College: Northwest Missouri State

Also nominated: Austin Casel, Sterling Roofener

LINCOLN PREP

RODERICK SMITH

Ranks 12th in class 0f 154 with a weighted 4.22 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in track. League champion in 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter. School record holder in the 200. Participated in student government. National Honor Society. Volunteered at Swope Corridor Summer Reading program.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Annie Dewberry, Ashley Morris

LONE JACK

COLE SHOPE

Ranks 12th in a class of 45 with a 3.33 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country, two in basketball and one in football. Four-time All-District selection and one time All-State and All-Metro. Named to the All-Defensive team in basketball. A member of National Honor Society. Involved in Mule Pack as a lead student organizer.

College: Longview CC

LOUISBURG

WILL GARZA

Ranks first in class of 115 with a 4.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in football, three varsity letters in basketball and three varsity letters in track and field. All-Conference wide receiver. Team captain in basketball. Two-time state qualifier in track. Letterman’s Club Council member.

College: Northwest Missouri State

Also nominated: Madeline DeShazer, Nicole Hopkins

LUTHERAN

SIERRA GRIMM

Ranks third in class of 36 with a 3.99 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in soccer, three varsity letters in basketball and two varsity letters in cross country. Three-time All-District and All-Conference in soccer. Team captain in soccer, basketball and cross country. Class president and class treasurer. State finalist for Wendy’s High School Heisman.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Katelyn Gloe, Alexandra Jewell

MARANATHA CHRISTIAN

BAILEY KROENING

Ranks fifth in a class of 31 with a weighted 4.04 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball, three varsity letters in tennis and three varsity letters in soccer. Qualified for state in tennis in 2013. Earned Christian Character Award in tennis, basketball and soccer. Class chaplain as a sophomore and senior. National Honor Society secretary.

College: Central Christian

Also nominated: Megan Bowlin

McLOUTH

DREW CERNY

Ranks second in class of 33 with a 3.99 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball, three varsity letters in football and two varsity letters in track and field. All-State defensive back. Member of three-time conference champion football team. Team captain in football and basketball. National Honor Society. Participated in church mission trip.

College: Purdue

Also nominated: Colton Koch, Konner Patterson

MIDWAY

MIRANDA DAHMAN

Ranks second in a class of 36 with a 3.92 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in volleyball and three in track and field. All-Region in volleyball in 2012 and 13. Four-time Academic All-State in volleyball. All-State in track and field. National Honor Society vice president. First chair flute in concert band. Chapter president of Peers Assisting Listening Supporting. Math Club president.

College: Central Methodist

Also nominated: none

MILL VALLEY

ABIGAIL FORD

Ranks ninth in class of 285 with a weighted 4.11 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in volleyball and three varsity letters in softball. Team captain in 2013. Member of state qualifying volleyball team. All-Conference and All-State in softball. Member of 2013 softball team that took second in class 5A. Kansas Honor Scholar. National Honor Society.

College: Pittsburg State

Also nominated: Davis Cantwell

NORTH KANSAS CITY

ARIES WASHINGTON

Ranks 64th with a 3.56 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball. All-State her junior and senior seasons. Three-time All-Conference. All-Metro. Earned four academic letters at North Kansas City.

College: UMKC

Also nominated: Jordan Williams

NORTHEAST

DIXIE ROBINSON

Ranks first in class of 97 with a 4.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in volleyball and one varsity letter in volleyball. All-Confernce in 2013 and most valuable player. National Honor Society. Participated in Penn Valley early college campus program.

College: Avila

Also nominated: Kevin Graves

NOTRE DAME DE SION

CLAIRE KRAMER

Has a weighted 4.20 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in golf and three varsity letters in dance. Co-captain on golf team. State qualifier in golf. Member of state champion dance team. Candidate for United States Presidential Scholars program. President of National Honor Society. Ascension Church Youth Group leader.

College: Notre Dame

Also nominated: Kristen Murphy, Lexie Johnson

OAK GROVE

KAYLEE SKISTIMAS

Ranks first in class of 148 with a weighted 4.19 grade-point average on a 5.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in track, two varsity letters in girls basketball as a manager and one varsity letter in volleyball. Academic All-Conference in volleyball. Senior mentor. National Honor Society.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Drew Phillips, Tony Phillips

OAK PARK

EMILY BALLARD

Ranks first with a weighted 4.27 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in soccer, three varsity letters in basketball and three varsity letters in tennis. Holds school record in single-season and career rebounds. All-conference in basketball and all-district in soccer. Participated in student government for four years. Key Club treasure. National Honor Society president. Life team captain.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Emmalee Hyde, Noah Teaney

ODESSA

KENNEDY NEVILLE

Ranks second in class of 144 with a weighted 4.08 GPA. Won three varsity letters in track and field and two varsity letters in volleyball. State qualifier in long jump in 2013. School record-holder in long jump. Academic All-Conference in volleyball and track and field. National Honor Society president. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Special Olympics volunteer.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Brenna Dowell, Leah Madsen

O’HARA

MONTEL CARUTHERS

Has weighted 4.39 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in track and one varsity letter in basketball. all-state and all-district in long jump. Academic all-state in track. Team captain. Participated in student government. Involved in Big Brothers program. Josiah Mentoring program.

College: Iowa State

Also nominated: Eriana Blankinship, Alex Wagner

OLATHE EAST

MOLLIE MAGEE

Ranks 15th in class of 522 with a weighted 4.61 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in tennis. All-State. Fourth at state in doubles in 2013. School’s Wendy’s Heisman winner. Active in church group. National Honor Society treasurer. 21st Century Leadership program. Spanish National Honor Society.

College: Augustana

Also nominated: Zachary Neuman, Allison Stewart

OLATHE NORTH

EMILY HINES

Ranks 32nd in class of 467 with a weighted 4.63 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in volleyball and three varsity letters in track. Three-time All-Sunflower League and most valuable player. Qualified for state in track in first three seasons. Intern at the District Attorney’s office. Huddle leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

College: Wyoming

Also nominated: Madeline Abbs, Alex Finestead

OLATHE NORTHWEST

KAYLA VERMULM

Ranks 61st in class of 443 with a weighted 4.3 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in track and field. Set school record in javelin as a sophomore and junior. Placed 5th and 8th at state in javelin. LINK Crew. Member of culinary management team. National Honor Society.

College: Kansas State

Also nominated: Ryan Wedermyer, Baylee Williams

OLATHE SOUTH

CODY BURNS

Ranks66th in class of 501 with a weighted 4.1 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in soccer and two varsity letters in track and field. Two-time All-Sunflower League in soccer. Sunflower League offensive player of the year. Ranked eighth in career goals at Olathe South. Member of Professional Careers Academy. National Honor Society.

College: Flagler College

Also nominated: Navya Prabhushankar

ORRICK

SYDNEE McGLOTHLIN

Ranks seventh with a 3.87 grade-point average. Won four varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track. Started three years on the volleyball team that won a district championship. Also a three-year starter in basketball . State qualifier in track in the throwing events. A member of National Honor Society.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: none

OSAWATOMIE

BENJAMIN DORSETT

Ranks first in class of 93 with a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in swimming, three varsity letters in football and two varsity letters in baseball. League champion in 50 freestyle. State qualifier in swimming. Two-time All-Pioneer League offensive lineman. National Honor Society. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

College: Wichita State

Also nominated: Doug Kueser, Taryn McReynolds

OSKALOOSA

BRYCE STOTTLEMIRE

Ranks first in class of 36 with a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in baseball, four varsity letters in football and three varsity letters in basketball. Kansas 2A All-State outfielder. Captain of the football team. Wendy’s Heisman All-American nominee. Three years in FBLA. National Honor Society treasurer.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Wyatt Hofstra

PAOLA

KATIEJO KIRK

Ranks first in class of 158 with a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in cross country, two varsity letters in swimming and one varsity letter in track. Placed fourth in state in cross country in 2013. Three-time Tri-County runner of the year. School record-holder in 100-meter freestyle. Student Council president. National Honor Society.

College: Pittsburg State

Also nominated: Andrew Henn, Mitchell Sloan

PARK HILL

JOHN ERNESTE

Ranks 12th in class of 416 with a weighted 4.13 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in wrestling and one varsity letter in baseball. Four-time All-Conference in wrestling. Placed second at state sophomore and senior years. Wrestling captain junior and senior. School Spirit Club president senior year. National Honor Society.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Shane Belew, Rylee Stoulil

PARK HILL SOUTH

ASHTON ANDERSON

Ranks first in class of 362 with a weighted 4.14 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in volleyball and three varsity letters in soccer. Two-time All-Metro player in volleyball. Two-time nominee for Evelyn Gates Award. Team captain in volleyball senior year. Two-time All-State in soccer. All-Conference co-defensive player of the year in soccer. President of freshman mentoring program.

College: Tulsa

Also nominated: Morgan Keesee, Austin Miller

PEMBROKE HILL

TRISTAN THREATT

Grade-point average A/A+ on F scale. Won four varsity letters in tennis, three varsity letters in football and three varsity letters in basketball. Mo-Kan Scholar athlete in football in 2013. Team captain in tennis sensior year. La Force Cup awarded by faculty based on academics, character and athletics. National Achievement finalist.

College: Harvard

Also nominated: Charles Mueller, Victoria Turner

PIPER

MEGAN WOOLLEY

Ranks fifth with a weighted 4.23 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball, three varsity letters in soccer and three varsity letters in volleyball. All-Kaw Valley League in soccer, basketball and volleyball. KBCA All-Academic team in basketball. GKCVCA All Star in volleyball in 2013.

College: Central Missouri

Also nominated: Rachael Morris, Alysssa Sullivan

PLATTE COUNTY

MATTHEW BARMANN

Has weighted 4.32 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in wrestling and three varsity letters in football. Two-time All-State in wrestling. Placed fourth and fifth a state wrestling meet. Participated in MO/KAN All Star wrestling dual. Captain in football and wrestling. Junior class representative. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. National Honor Society.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Kirk Blakley, Addie Jenkins

PLEASANT HILL

EMILY McKEE

Ranks 11th in class of 169 with a weighted 4.12 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball and three varsity letters in softball. All-Conference Academic team four years and team captain in basketball. First team All-District in softball. Vice president National Honor Society. High Step (high school student teaching elementary program).

College: Rockhurst

Also nominated: Kristin Orpin, Josh Shewmaker

PLEASANT RIDGE

RACHEL HATTOK

Ranks first in class of 60 with a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and three varsity letters in track and field. Four-time state qualifier in cross country. All-Delaware Valley. Future Business Leaders of America. Rams against Destructive Decisions. DARE role model. Class president for four years.

College: Kansas

Also nominated: Tony Weber, Lauren Zule

RAYMORE-PECULIAR

JASON FAMBROUGH

Ranks ninth in class of 357 with a weighted 4.77 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and three varsity letters in track and field. All-Metro in cross country in 2012 and 2013. Three-time state qualifier in cross country. School record-holder in the 3,200-meter run. Participated in Missouri Boys State. 2013 Ronald Reagan Leadership award recipient.

College: UMKC

Also nominated: Jordan Hill, Jordan Van Trump

RAYTOWN

BENJAMIN GANS

Ranks first in class of 298 with a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in track and field, two varsity letters in soccer and one varsity letter in diving. Eighth place in conference in pole vault. Pole vault instructor for the team. Truman Heartland Community Foundation. Volunteers at St. Luke Hospital. National Honor Society vice president.

College: Colorado

Also nominated: Emma Givens, Jessica Spradley

RAYTOWN SOUTH

MICHAEL KEIGHTLEY

Ranks first in class of 294 with a 4.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in soccer. All-District. Team captain for two years. Helped soccer team reach state final four for the first time in school history. Third place in state in debate. National Honor Society president. Co-captain of Academic team.

College: Brigham Young

Also nominated: Rachel Evans

RICHMOND

MATTHEW TWEEDIE

Ranks 25th in a class of 100 with a 3.93 GPA on 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and four varsity letters in track. Took fourth at state in cross country in sophomore season. Won Districts as a junior. All-District runner for four years. National Honor Society secretary senior year. FBLA for four years.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Mary Beth Bailey, Reid Summers

ROCKHURST

PETER STANLEY

Has weighted 4.4 GPA on 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in swimming. Captain in 2013. Academic All-American. Three-time state qualifier in the 100 backstroke. Chairman of freshman retreat. National Merit Commended Scholar. National Honor Society. Participated in student government.

College: Texas

Also nominated: Jacob Moore, Connor Prochnow

RUSKIN

BRENAN LATIMER

Ranks second in a class of 291 with a weighted 4.12 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in basketball and track. Two-time All-Conference guard. Participated in band for four years. Missouri Scholars Academy. Missouri Boys State and Kansas City Youth Commission. A member of National Honor Society.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: none

SCHLAGLE

ALAN CEDILLO

Ranks 31st in class of 164 with a 3.07 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in soccer and two varsity letters in football and one varsity letter in bowling. All-Conference in soccer. Participated in Scholars Bowl.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Terry Hunter Jr., Bianca Ledesma

SM EAST

ANDREW McKITTRICK

Ranks 22nd in class of 445 with 4.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Earned three varsity letters in swimming. State qualifier in 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. All-Sunflower League second-team selection. Editor-in-Chief of school newspaper. Editor, producer and anchor for live football and basketball game broadcasts. Principal’s Advisory Council. Nino’s de El Centro and Groundhog Run Project volunteer.

College: Kansas State

Also nominated: none

SM NORTH

SCOTT JOHNSON

Ranks fourth in a class of 332 with a weighted 4.68 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in basketball, three varsity letters in track and field and two varsity letters in cross country. Two year team captain in basketball. Two-time All-Sunflower League in basketball. State qualifier in track in the triple jump, placed eighth. National Merit Finalist. Kansas Honors Scholar. Kansas ACT Scholar.

College: Concordia University

Also nominated: Darian Dozier, Goldia Kiteck

SM NORTHWEST

KATE HELFRICH

Ranks 47th in class of 422 with a weighted 4.4 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in volleyball and three varsity letters in track and field. All-Sunflower League in volleyball. Co-captain on the volleyball team senior year. Three-time state qualifier in the javelin. Four-year member of marching band. Involved in Cadet Teacher, a program that works with special needs students.

College: Arkansas

Also nominated: Alex Springer

SM SOUTH

ALLISON HINES

Ranks 31st in class of 318 with a weighted 4.35 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball and one varsity letter in softball. All-Sunflower League in basketball. Worked on KSMS, a SM South radio and TV station. Committee chair for student council. National Honor Society.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Chase Allen, Will Skoog

SMITHVILLE

NOLAN GROMACKI

Ranks fourth in class of 208 with a 3.99 grade-point average on 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in football, three varsity letters in baseball and one varsity letter in basketball. Two-time All-Conference in football. School record holder in sacks and fumble recoveries. National Honor Society president. Volunteer coach for Special Olympics. Member of student council.

College: Missouri

Also nominated: Katherine Berger, Paige Imhoff

SOUTHWEST ECC

DEMARCO PAYNE

Ranks eighth in a class of 93 with a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won two varsity letters in football and basketball. Captain of the football team and basketball team. Demonstrated leadership in football when a freshman replaced him at quarterback and he told the coach he would play wherever he was needed. Mentors middle school students and tutors them in math and science.

College: Undecided

SPRING HILL

ALEX KAECHELE

Ranks first in class of 158 with a 4.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won two varsity letters in soccer. Two-time KBCA Academic team. Team captain senior year. Participated in debate for four years, qualifying for nationals in 2013. Voted Spring Hill debater of the year junior and senior years. Eagle Scout. National Honor Society.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Sydney Cluck

ST. PIUS X

KATIE ROSS

Ranks fifth in a class of 95 with a weighted 4.18 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and three varsity letters in track. Team captain in cross country in 2013. Three-time All-Conference in cross country. Earned 38 medals in four seasons in cross country. Member of the All-District choir in 2013 and 2014. National Honor Society.

College: Benedictine

Also nominated: Ryan Ildza, Joseph McCoy

ST. TERESA’S

KATIE HORNBECK

Ranks in top 5 percent in her class with a 99.70 grade-point average on 100 scale. Won four varsity letters in lacrosse, four varsity letters in swimming, two letters in cross country and two letters in tennis. Team captain in lacrosse and swimming. Qualified for state in swimming. Junior class officer. Peer tutor. Over 400 hours of volunteer work. National Honor Society.

College: Vanderbilt

Also nominated: Grace Bullington, Anna Kropf

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

LUKE HENES

Has a weighted 4.25 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in wrestling and one varsity letter in golf. Served two years as volleyball manager. Four-time EKL champion in wrestling. Placed second, fourth and sixth twice in the state wrestling meet. Qualified for state in golf in 2013. German National Honor Society. Volunteers at Turnstyles Catholic Charities.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Christopher Ernst, Tia Weledji

STALEY

LANDON ALLEN

Ranks 28th in class of 339 with a grade-point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country and two varsity letters in baseball. All-Conference and All-District in cross country. State qualifier in cross country. Participated in student government for four years. National Honor Society. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Eagle Scout. Presidential Service Award.

College: Truman State

Also nominated: Jackson Newman, Monique Townson

SUMMIT CHRISTIAN

TAURIN HUGHES

Has a 3.87 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball and four varsity letters in baseball. Three-time All-conference and All-District in basketball. Holds school record for most career points. Member of the baseball team that placed second in state and fourth in state. Vice president of student council. National Honor Society.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Wade Johnson, Madison Miller

SUMNER ACADEMY

KOSSIVI ESSE

Ranks seventh in a class of 139 with a weighted 4.16 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in wrestling and three varsity letters in football. Two-time KCKL champion. Placed sixth at state tournament. International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. Spanish National Honor Society. Volunteers at United Way of WyCo.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Andrea Johnson

TONGANOXIE

KATELYN WALDEIER

Ranks first in class with a 4.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball and two varsity letters in volleyball. All-Kaw Valley League in volleyball. Wendy’s Heisman School winner. National Honor Society president. Captain of Science Olympiad. Down Syndrome guild volunteer. Hospital volunteer.

College: Kansas State

Also nominated: Haley Griffin, Benjamin Johnson

TURNER

MARCO LOMA-JASSO

Ranks eighth in class of 214 with a 3.79 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in cross country, three varsity letters in track and field and two varsity letters in swimming. Reached state meet in cross country three times. Team captain in cross country and team captain. Also team captain in swimming and track and field. LINK crew member for three years. President of the KAY club. National Honor Society and National French Honor Society.

College: Kansas State

Also nominated: Paul Berry

UNIVERSITY ACADEMY

JAEDREN MURRAY

Ranks third in a class of 55 with a 3.90 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in football. Selected Academic All-State in 2014. A two-year member of National Honor Society.

College: Rose Holman

Also nominated: Jaebrille Bryant

VAN HORN

CIERRA SUA

Ranks fifth in class of 191 with a weighted 4.17 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball, four varsity letters in soccer and three varsity letters in volleyball. Two-time All-Conference setter in volleyball. Captain of soccer team. Four-year member of student council. Senior class vice president. National Honor Society.

College: Undecided

Also nominated: Mike Payne

WASHINGTON

SHAWNESHA CLAYBORN

Ranks 21st in class of 178 with a 3.45 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in volleyball and two varsity letters in basketball. A two-year starter for the basketball team. Takes a leadership role in Washington’s JROTC.

College: Kansas

Also nominated: Jessica Jarsulic, Morgan Lindesay

WEST PLATTE

ADAM ROE

Ranks 14th in class of 45 with a 3.70 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in basketball, three varsity letters in track and field and 2 football letters in football. Four-time All-Conference and All-District in basketball. All-Metro. State qualifier in the shot put and discus.

College: Army

Also nominated: Paige Larison, Colton Goodlet

WILLIAM CHRISMAN

LOUIS WEST

Ranks 38th in class of 330 with a 3.70 grade-point average on a 4.2 scale. Won four varsity letters in wrestling. All-Conference. Two-time state qualifier. National Honor Society. Top tutor.

College: UMKC

Also nominated: Joseph Beem, Hanna Boatman

WINNETONKA

CHRISTOPHER HARBISON

Ranks 10th in class of 302 with a 3.81 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won four varsity letters in tennis, three varsity letters in basketball and two varsity letters in soccer. All-Conference in basketball, tennis and soccer. DECA president. National Honor Society secretary. Key Club. Symphonic band section leader.

College: Washington University (St. Louis)

Also nominated: Megan Fairfield, Madeline Moore

WYANDOTTE

OSCAR HERNANDEZ

Ranks 20th in class of 236 with a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Won three varsity letters in soccer and two varsity letters in track and field. Team captain in soccer. Member of Wyandotte W club. Certified nurse aide board. Volunteers at Medicalloge.

College: Kansas

Also nominated: Alexandra Mikel, Xeng Yang

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