These eight scholarships are made possible by contributions to the Kansas Honors Program by Harvey County KU alumni and friends of KU, according to Sue Ice, Harvey County coordinator.


For the 15th year, University of Kansas alumni and friends in Harvey County have made it possible for financial scholarships to be awarded to Harvey County Kansas Honors Scholars, students in the top 10% of their senior class, who plan to attend the University of Kansas.

Five of the scholarships were presented May 6, at the Newton High School Senior Awards Night at Newton High School.

The five who were awarded scholarships are: Sammantha Baldwin, daughter of Monette Baldwin; Kacy Leigh Barker, daughter of Carol and Kendall Barker; Grace Choe, daughter of Jong Ran Choe; Caroline Robb, daughter of Joy and Joe Robb; Anna Marie Unruh, daughter of Sherry and Bill Unruh. Two scholarships were awarded Wednesday, May 7, to Halstead High School seniors Matthew Pjesky, son of Karen and Dave Pjesky; Megan Ollendieck, daughter of Deborah and Victor Ryan. Also the recipient of a scholarship is Kiah Mattson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Mattson, Sedgwick. All eight will be enrolled at KU this fall.

These eight scholarships are made possible by contributions to the Kansas Honors Program by Harvey County KU alumni and friends of KU, according to Sue Ice, Harvey County coordinator. The contributions also underwrote the cost of the awards banquet last October which recognized the academic top 10 percent of the seniors of all five of the Harvey County high schools, a total of 57 students.