NHS students named scholars

Lauren C. Mitchell and Katherine O. Szambecki, both students at Newton High School, were recently named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

A "Letter of Commendation" from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will be presented by principal Lisa Moore to both students. 

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers out of more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 


Paper accepted for international conference

MANHATTAN — Research papers by 24 master's students in interior architecture and product design at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design, known as APDesign, have been accepted for presentation at an international conference.

Hana Robinson of Newton is among the group. 

The students wrote the papers as members of teams for a Design Research course. The papers will be presented at the 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Nov. 16-18, in Seville, Spain. This is one of the largest international education conferences for educators, researchers, technologists and professionals. More than 700 experts from 80 countries will get together to present their research projects.


Area students awarded scholarships

HAYS  – Local students are among the winners of general academic scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year from Fort Hays State University.

Kali Degenstein, a 2017 Newton High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in geosciences. Degenstein, daughter of Jeremy and Melinda Degenstein, Newton, is majoring in geology.

Jasmin Porras, a 2017 Newton High School graduate, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Porras, daughter of Ricardo Porras and Maricela Flores, Newton, is majoring in medical diagnostic imaging.

Guadalupe Reyes, a 2017 Newton High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Reyes, daughter of Mario and Alejandra Reyes, Newton, is majoring in business management.

Antonio Snyder, a 2017 Newton High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Snyder, son of Sheila Berrum, Newton, is majoring in biology.

Jordan Scarlett, a 2016 Sedgwick High School graduate and a Dodge City Community College transfer student, received a $1,500 Transfer Student Scholarship. Scarlett, son of Troy and Sandy Scarlett, Sedgwick, is majoring in information networking and telecommunications.