Fort Hays State University's Department of History recently awarded 13 students with scholarships at its 2006-2007 Scholarship Recognition Reception.
Two department scholarships were given in memory of David Miller, a former history student, retired military officer and friend of the university who died of cancer in December 2005.
Miller was an avid history buff, a fisherman and an amateur ham radio operator. He loved camping and four-wheeling.
Miller's parents, Duane and Donnie Miller, Russell, attended the reception, as did his sister, Micah, and his brother, Dru, Dru's wife, Jenna, and their son, Conner. Miller's friends Jodi Holmes and Lauren Holmes also attended.
Recipients of the two scholarships given in Miller's memory were Lisa McCain, Russell senior, and Adam Conkey, Edmond senior.
Other scholarship recipients are listed by hometown.
Claflin: Denise Dolechek, senior, Veva Stimits Memorial Scholarship.
Craig, CO: April Sanchez, freshman, Veva Stimits Memorial Scholarship.
Downs: Shea Rothchild, senior, Nita Landrum Scholarship.
Grinnell: Allison Baalman, senior, Campbell Family Scholarship and History Department Scholarship.
Hill City: Allison Benoit, senior, Corwin and Mabel Smith Scholarship.
Junction City: Kevin Poland, senior, Eugene Craine Scholarship and Alan Chizek Memorial Scholarship.
Norcatur: Denton Bailey, freshman, Veva Stimits Memorial Scholarship.
Osborne: David Hindman, senior, Veva Stimits Memorial Scholarship.
Overland Park: Lindsay Closterman, senior, Veva Stimits Memorial Scholarship.
Ransom: Lyn Bernbeck, senior, Anna Knoll Scholarship.
Spearville: Tyler Konrade, senior, Frank Pechanec Memorial Scholarship.