These outstanding Kansas high school seniors are Gannett Kansas 2021 All-District Academic Team selections

Rafael Garcia
Topeka Capital-Journal

Gannett Kansas has selected more than 150 Kansas high school seniors to its 10 All-District Academic Teams, in recognition of outstanding academic careers, community service and promise for the future.

Each student holds great promise as a representative of Kansas' high schools, and each will no doubt play a great role in moving our state forward after the generational change that defined their upperclassmen years.

Students are grouped into teams based on their high schools' locations and Kansas State Board of Education districts. The 10 state board districts each cover four state senate districts.

More:Students on the 2021 Kansas All-State Academic Team excelled in high school. Now they plan to change the world

*Denotes student was also selected to the Gannett Kansas 2021 All-State Academic Team.

All-District 1 Academic Team

District 1 covers portions of Leavenworth, Douglas, Johnson and Wyandotte counties, including state senate districts 3, 4, 5 and 6. Janet Waugh represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

Gracelyn Hinderliter, Baldwin High School

Sonya Zamora, Basehor-Linwood High School

• *Evan McHenry, Bishop Seabury Academy (Lawrence)

• *Colby Lawhorn, Eudora High School

Katherine Pedraza, F.L. Schlagle High School (Kansas City)

Madelyn Atkins, Lansing High School

*Ryan Duan, Lawrence Free State High School

Jacob Smith, Leavenworth High School

*Christopher F. Raithel, Pleasant Ridge High School (McLouth)

Morgan Brusven, Tonganoxie High School

Kimberlee Nkaujsee Xiong, Turner High School (Kansas City)

More:Kansas lawmakers still debating how to fund schools, possible raise for state employees

All-District 2 Academic Team

District 2 covers parts of Johnson and Wyandotte counties, including state senate districts 7, 8, 10 and 11. Melanie Haas represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

*Sophie Bahadursingh, Blue Valley High School (Leawood)

Mandy Unterhalter, Blue Valley North High School (Leawood)

Varshini Murugesh, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School (Shawnee)

All-District 3 Academic Team

District 3 covers southern Johnson County, as well as parts of Douglas, Franklin, Miami, Jefferson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties, including state senate districts 3, 4, 5 and 6. Michelle Dombrosky represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

*Shaurir Ramanujan, Blue Valley Northwest High School (Overland Park)

*Kristina Wu, Blue Valley Southwest (Overland Park)

Kaitlin Mack, Blue Valley West High School (Overland Park)

*Eleanor Willson, Olathe Northwest High School

*Skylar Markovich, Paola High School

Guntas Jammu, Shawnee Mission West Highschool (Lenexa)

All-District 4 Academic Team

District 4 covers portions of Atchison, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Leavenworth, Lyon, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Pottawatomie and Shawnee counties, including state senate districts 2, 18, 19 and 20. Ann Mah represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

De'Avion Emerson, Highland Park High School (Topeka)

Kale Purcell, Holton High School

Brianna Smith, Hope Street Academy High School (Topeka)

Kassidy Robertson, Jefferson County North High School (Valley Falls)

Audrey Elliott, Lawrence Virtual High School (Lyons)

Wyatt Orender, Osage City High School

Joseph Robert Ward, Perry Lecompton High School (Lawrence)

Addison Hinterweger, Santa Fe Trail High School (Overbrook)

*Kaden Fox, Seaman High School (Topeka)

*Benjamin William Weinzirl, Shawnee Heights High School (Topeka)

Mary Kate Gerber, Silver Lake High School

John Joshua Bernardino, Topeka High School

Gaea Gratiae Tigue Tradio, Topeka West High School

Cooper M. Jepson, Valley Falls High School

*Tyler Norsworthy, Washburn Rural High School (Topeka)

Rachel Stukey, Waverly High School

All-District 5 Academic Team

District 5 covers the western third of Kansas, including state senate districts 33, 38, 39 and 40. Jean Clifford represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

Matthew Allen Donecker, Central Plains High School (Claflin)

Elizabeth Goetz, Cimarron High School

Oaklynn Carman, Colby High School

Lexis Serea Beesley, Dighton High School

Shaybree Hanes, Elkhart High School

Grace Eck, Ellis High School

Tam T. Nguyen, Garden City High School

Brooke Danae Stoll, Golden Plains High School (Selden)

*Andrew Duke, Hays High School

Koryn Stapleton, Hodgeman County High School (Jetmore)

Jaci Guthrie, Hoisington High School (Great Bend)

Molly McClure, Hugoton High School

Julina Alicia Wall, Ingalls High School

Kaidynce Hayworth, Kansas Connections Academy (Whitewater)

*Allison Kirby, Kiowa County High School (Greensburg)

Ryan Adell Rider, Lakin High School

Alley Ross, Meade High School

Sarah David, Norton Community High School (Lenora)

Andelyn Johnson, Oakley High School (Monument)

Michael Steven Bahr, Otis-Bison High School (Albert)

Sian Helfrich, Pratt High School

Millicent Brown, Quinter High School

Aspen Sohm, Rolla Jr./Sr. High School

Lillian Perrin, Sacred Heart Jr./Sr. High School (Salina)

Ella Burrows, Satanta High School

*Taylor Koehn, South Gray High School (Montezuma)

Alison Morris, Stanton County Jr./Sr. High School (Johnson)

Isabel Peine, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School (Hays)

Kinley Windholz, Victoria High School

Drayton Doyle Pletcher, Wallace County High School (Sharon Springs)

Elliot Godek, Wheatland High School (Grainfield)

All-District 6 Academic Team

District 6 covers portions of north and northeastern Kansas, including state senate districts 1, 22, 24 and 36. Deena Horst represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

Grant David Heintz, Abilene High School

Belana Wurzbacher, Atchison High School

*Keighlee Armstrong, Beloit Jr./Sr. High School

Jude Conley, Centralia High School

Macy Bliss, Chapman High School (Wakefield)

Magi Jacques, Frankfort High School

Kara Jean Bruna, Hanover High School (Hollenberg)

Brenna Diller, Hiawatha High School

Avery Wischropp, Horton High School

Elyse Nguyen, Junction City High School

*Carly Kolle, Linn High School

Rory Mata, Maur Hill-Mount Academy (Atchison)

*Brendan Matthew Shanks, Minneapolis High School

Alexus Jeanneret, Onaga High School

Ty Sides, Phillipsburg High School

Kaylee Larson, Pike Valley High School (Courtland)

Nic Allen, Riley County High School (Leonardville)

Caden Vinduska, Rock Creek High School (Saint George)

Kenzie Meyer, Sabetha High School

Jaci Madyson Charbonneau, Smith Center Jr./Sr. High School

Aaliyah Smith, Solomon High School

*Makenna Roths, Southeast of Saline High School (Salina)

Mark Glen Ferguson, Thunder Ridge High School (Kensington)

Taylor Franken, Troy High School

Kelly Flickinger, Wakefield High School

Emily Pachta, Wamego High School

Mia Cardenas, Washington County High School (Washington)

Alyssa Kay Bloom, Wetmore High School

All-District 7 Academic Team

District 7 covers central Kansas, including state senate districts 17, 31, 34 and 35. Ben Jones represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

Leah Bentley, Buhler High School (Hutchinson)

Laryssa Stahl, Burrton High School (Burrton)

Audrey Mae Tubach, Chase County Jr./Sr. High School (Strong City)

Kyra Smith-Blosser, Council Grove High School

Morgan Faith Meyers, Cunningham High School

Zach Stucky, Elyria Christian School (Moundridge)

*Taryn West, Emporia High School

Eva Jo Schwertfeger, Fairfield High School (Turon)

Elizabeth Schmucker, Goessel High School (Moundridge)

Jackson Scoby Humphreys, Hesston High School

Dillon Boldt, Hillsboro High School

Amber Brockmeier, Hope High School

Peter Buller, Inman High School

Blake Seidel-Pinson, Lyons High School

*Laura Savage, Marion High School (Florence)

*Miguel Molina Chavez, Newton High School

Noah David Clark, Olpe High School

Kaete Johnson, Peabody-Burns Jr./Sr. High School

Ophelia Miller, Smoky Valley High School (Lindsborg)

Peter M. Stuhlsatz, Wabaunsee Sr. High School (Paxico)

Chancy Johnson, White City High School

All-District 8 Academic Team

District 8 covers the core of the Wichita metro area, including state senate districts 25, 28, 29 and 30. Betty Arnold represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

*Ethan Huynh, Andover High School (Wichita)

Dayla McNary, Campus High School (Wichita)

*Sarah Klosterman, Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School (Rose Hill)

*Harun Raffi, Wichita Collegiate School

Amberly Tran, Wichita High School East

Sydney Nelson, Wichita South High School

All-District 9 Academic Team

District 9 covers the southeastern corner of Kansas, including state senate districts 12, 13, 14 and 15. Jim Porter represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

Kathryn Nicole Schmit, Anderson County High School (Garnett)

Jacob Dugar Jr., Burlington High School

Michael Bradley, Caney Valley High School

Cera Krueger, Central Jr./Sr. High School (Burden)

Dixee A Lacen, Columbus Unified High School

Josie Pearl Gage, Dexter High School (Maple City)

Connor Boaz, Erie High School

*Penner Fox, Fredonia Jr./Sr. High School

Riley McNemar, Galena High School

Paige Knight, Hamilton High School

Jessica Alice Myers, Humboldt High School

Daniel Knight, Independence High School

Haylee Meiwes, Marmaton Valley High School (Moran)

Rachel Fox, Northeast High School (Arma)

Hailey Dreiling, Oswego Jr./Sr. High School

Megan Steinle, Parsons High School

*Joseph Lee, Pittsburg High School

Jyllian Carpenter, Pleasanton High School

Kyra Uphoff, Prairie View High School (Fontana)

Drew Ryan Perry, Uniontown High School (Moran)

Christina Perkins, West Elk High School (Howard)

Ethan Hatfield, West Franklin High School (Pomona)

Liberty LeAnn Cavender, Yates Center High School

All-District 10 Academic Team

District 10 covers southcentral Kansas and outer areas of Wichita, including state senate districts 16, 26, 27 and 32. Jim McNiece represents the district on the Kansas State Board of Education.

*Gabriella Calvert Herrera, Arkansas City High School

*Macie Goodmanson, Augusta High School

Kennedy Johnson, Belle Plaine High School (Derby)

*Cameron Pascal, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School (Wichita)

Garrett Timothy Jacobs, Cheney High School

Lucy Boyles, Conway Springs High School (Mayfield)

Alli Puetz, Garden Plain High School

Jacob Dobson, Maize South High School (Wichita)

Colin Whitson, Oxford Jr./Sr. High

Tanner Wilson, South Central High School (Coldwater)

Isaac Jirak, Udall High School (Udall)