Seniors named KU Honor Scholars
A number of Garden City High School seniors have been named Kansas Honor Scholars by the University of Kansas Alumni Association.
These students will be recognized by the KU Alumni Association with a dinner and recognition ceremony held in their honor at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at GCHS.
The students include: Abigail Alsop, Alonso Barragan, Lindy Bilberry, Benjamin Blood, Haley Brennaman, Brett Cady, Abbey Campbell, Casey Curran, Thaw Da, Aubrey Dauber, Jacyn Dawes, David Dennis, Gustavo Feria, Leslie Ford, Gay Gay, Jordan George, Katelyn Greene, Kim Hang, Brian Inglis, Brevin Irvin, Denton Keller, Win Ko, Zuleima Landeros, Jacob Law, Estela Lujan Ortiz, April Montoya, Mitchell Moore, Danny Ortiz, Diana Ortiz, Dylan Patel, Greta Peters, Juan Ramirez, Arando Rodriguez, Sara Sanders, Todd Savolt, Anouvath Sayasale, Jada Schmale, Austin Terpstra, Jacob Thomas, Ivan Vazquez, Kimberly Veliz, Wah Wah, Abby Woods, and Ekaterina Zaytseva.
These students are in the top 10 percent of the GCHS senior class. Each Kansas Honor Scholar will receive a certificate and a special edition of The American Heritage Dictionary, and has a chance to qualify for a $4,000 scholarship to KU. Scholars are selected based on academic records through the previous semester that are provided by high school principals. Selections are made regardless of curricula (weighted or non-weighted), majors, occupational plans or higher-education goals.
Baldwin spending fall In Italy
Kristin Baldwin of Ulysses departed for Italy Sept. 11 for a three-month semester studying at Harding University in Florence.
As part of the HUF curriculum, Baldwin, a junior journalism major, will spend the semester immersed in Italian culture. Students will have the opportunity to visit locations such as Pisa, Rome, Pompeii, Sicily, Siena and other historically significant areas.
The group will be living together in a 16th-century villa, much like a typical Italian family, cultivating new relationships with fellow students.
Students in the program have a full course load available to them, taught by visiting Harding professors. The professors also travel with the students. The classes encourage exploration and interaction among the people of Italy.
Holcomb FFA first in land evaluation
The Holcomb FFA traveled to Jetmore Sept. 26 to participate in the district land and homesite evaluation.
The purpose of the contest is to evaluate soil based on texture, depth, slope, permeability, erosion and use. Once this is evaluated, the ground is classified as farm or pasture ground. The students evaluate the land on four sites to determine if it is suitable for food production and then on two of the four sites they evaluate it to see if it would be a site suitable to build a house on.
Holcomb placed first overall out of 25 teams with three students making it in the top 10. Joe Jarnagin and Calen Rupp tied for sixth, and Dylan Knoll was third out of 100 students. Members of the A-team Land Judging were Knoll, Jarnagin, Rupp and Jared Medina. These four students will go onto the national land evaluation contest in Oklahoma City, Okla., in May 2013.