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Area students graduate from KU

Area students graduate from KU

The names of more than 1,440 candidates for degrees for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Kansas have been announced by the Office of the University Registrar.

Area graduates are as follows:

Carlos Alvarado, of Hugoton. He is the son of Juan and Mercedes Alvarado, Hugoton. He is a graduate of Hugoton High School. He received a Bachelor of General Studies in Communication Studies and Business minor.

Lauren Deaver, of Garden City. She is the daughter of Michael and Carol Deaver, Garden City. She is a graduate of Garden City High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Katelyn Deckert, of Ulysses. She is the daughter of Jerry Deckert, Ulysses, and Ronald Deckert, Liberal. She is a graduate of Liberal High School. She received a Master of Arts in Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Tiffany Nguyen, of Garden City. She is the daughter of Than and Lorie Nguyen, Garden City. She is a graduate of Garden City High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology.

Emily Young, of Syracuse. She is the daughter of Doug and Marilyn Young, Syracuse. She is a graduate of Syracuse High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

Graduate and undergraduate degrees are conferred in December based on work completed during the fall semester. Because KU conducts only one formal commencement each year, many students graduating in the fall or summer terms will return on May 19 for the traditional walk down the Hill into Memorial Stadium for the ceremony.

KSU Leadership Academy in June

Kansas State University will host the Fifth Annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy June 5 through 8 for young livestock industry leaders in Kansas. The program, hosted by the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, focuses on increasing participants' knowledge of the Kansas livestock industry, as well as enhancing leadership skills.

Twenty high school students will be selected to participate, based on educational, community and agricultural involvement. Students will stay in campus housing and receive training in Weber Hall, as well as tour the university's animal science facilities and Kansas livestock businesses. Students must apply by March 15. Candidates have to be enrolled in high school and able to participate in the entire academy.

The academy's sponsor is the Livestock and Meat Industry Council, a nonprofit organization focused on education and research to improve global competitiveness and efficiency of animal and food production. More information, including registration forms, is available on the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry website: on the Research and Extension link, select Youth Programs (scroll to 2013 K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy).

Helium scholarship offered for fall

Helium Litigation Scholarship Fund Inc. is offering scholarships for the Fall semester of 2013 for incoming college freshman.

The successful scholarship applicants will be eligible to annually renew their scholarships. The scholarship amount is determined by available funds. In 2012, it was set at $1,000.

Eligible applicants live in the following counties: Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Stevens, Seward and Morton, and in the Oklahoma panhandle counties of Texas, Beaver and Cimarron, and the Texas panhandle counties of Moore, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree and Hutchinson. Applicants must be students who will be engaged in agricultural, environmental, or energy-related studies at an accredited college, university or junior college. The deadline for applicants is Feb. 1. For more information, contact the Helium Litigation Scholarship Fund Inc., PO Box 248, Hugoton, KS 67951, call (620) 544-4333 or email The application form, along with information, is available at under Forms Publications.

GCHS students make state band

Garden City High School has received word that two students have been selected for state band. One student from GCHS has been named an alternate.

The GCHS students that have advanced to state band include: Maggie Unruh on bassoon in orchestra and Ivan Vazquez on bass trombone in jazz. Jacob Perez was named an alternate on trumpet.

The students will perform with the all-state band on Feb. 23 during the Kansas Music Educators Association Convention at Century II in Wichita.

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