High school students from 12 counties will be honored at a Student Recognition program in Topeka at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. The program will be at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
The students will be from Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Lyon, Coffey, Osage, Jefferson, Jackson, Pottawatomie, Riley, Marshall, Nemaha and Brown counties.
Students who have been offered academic scholarships to FHSU will receive a certificate, a lapel pin and a T-shirt at the ceremony. Honorees and their parents will meet FHSU President Edward H. Hammond and will also have an opportunity to visit with university faculty and administrators.
Activities planned for the evening include an address by Dr. Hammond and a dessert buffet. The buffet is sponsored by alumni, friends of the university and area businesses.
Another highlight of the program will be drawings for a $400 scholarship from Emprise Bank-Hays and a $500 gift certificate from Nex-Tech. The recipients must be present to win.
Emprise Bank representatives will be available to counsel students and parents on obtaining student loans to attend FHSU and Nex-Tech representatives will demonstrate computer products and services.
The program is sponsored by Nex-Tech and Emprise Bank, Hays, and the FHSU Alumni Association. Names of local sponsors will be displayed at the program.
Alumni interested in attending the Student Recognition Program should call FHSU graduate Mark Akagi, (785) 246-3626, or call the Alumni Association toll-free number, 1-888-351-3591.
Note to editors, news directors: Thank you for your continued support and coverage of FHSU activities. Please join us for this special evening and feel free to send reporters or photographers.