30 graduating seniors nominated for FHSU Torch Award
04/29/2008

Thirty graduating seniors at Fort Hays State University have been recognized as 2008 Torch Award nominees.

The award is given annually by the FHSU Alumni Association to an outstanding senior based on leadership, high personal standards of conduct, commitment and outstanding academic achievement. Students are nominated by faculty and staff members. The winner will be announced at the Graduate Faculty Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 16 in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.

The brunch honors all FHSU graduating students and is sponsored by the FHSU Alumni Association.

The association, established in 1916, is dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of more than 40,000 graduates living throughout the United States and 61 foreign countries.

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order with their parents, hometown and major.

AMANDA BAILEY
, daughter of Walt and Anne Bailey, Omaha, Neb., graduated from Millard North High School. She is majoring in speech-language pathology.
MATTHEW CARTLIDGE, son of Mike and Karen Cartlidge, Great Bend, graduated from Great Bend High School. He is majoring in geography.
MORGAN CHALFANT, son of Dave and Joni Chalfant, Hill City, graduated from Hill City High School. He is majoring in English.
ASHLEY DOPITA, daughter of Don and Patti Dopita, Palco, graduated from Palco High School. She is majoring in political science.
JOAN DREILING, daughter of David and Gail Dreiling, Ellis, graduated from Ellis High School. She is majoring in physics and mathematics.
CATHERINE EDWARDS, daughter of Judith Walker and Randall Scott Edwards, Hays, graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. She is majoring in English and philosophy,
CHELSEY GILLOGLY, daughter of Tim and Christy Gillogly, Hays, graduated from Hays High School. She is majoring in political science and organizational leadership.
FELICIA HAYES, daughter of Mark Hayes and Carolyn Bailey, Vinita, Okla., graduated from Vinita High School. She is majoring in finance.
EMILY HERL, daughter of Bob and Ellie Herl, Hays, graduated from Hays High School. She is majoring in health and human performance.
ANNA HERL, daughter of Bob and Ellie Herl, Hays, graduated from Hays High School. She is majoring in health and human performance.
JOSEPH W. KARLIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Karlin, Hays, graduated from Hays High School. He is majoring in psychology.
KATIE KERSENBROCK, daughter of Dwayne and Renae Kersenbrock, Oakley, graduated from Oakley High School. She is majoring in health and human performance.
RACHEL KIRMER, daughter of Gary and Patricia Kirmer, Claflin, graduated from Claflin High School. She is majoring in business communication.
KELSEY KOERNER, daughter of Kevin and Geri Koerner, Hays, graduated from Hays High School. She is majoring in organizational leadership.
TARA MANETH, daughter of John and Sandy Maneth, Great Bend, graduated from Great Bend High School. She is majoring in psychology.
CLARICE MASEBERG, daughter of Hurschel and Mary Ann Buscher, Erie, graduated from Erie High School. She is majoring in accounting.
MEGAN McCLAIN, daughter of Mark and Barbara McClain, Lakin, graduated from Lakin High School. She is majoring in health and human performance and general science.
JENNIFER MEYER, daughter of Dennis and Janet Meyer, Garden Plain, graduated from Garden Plain High School. She is majoring in elementary education.
JENNIFER MONTENEGRO, daughter of Rod and Charla Kremer, Wichita, graduated from Maize High School. She is majoring in media studies.
LEA NONDORF, daughter of Benjamin and Carolyn Nondorf, Wilson, graduated from Wilson High School. She is majoring in geology.
CHRISTOPHER ROME, son of Ray and Tracy Rome, Ellinwood, graduated from Ellinwood High School. He is majoring in English.
SARAH MARIE SCHILLER, daughter of Joseph C. and Verna A Schiller, Hoisington, graduated from Hoisington High School. She is majoring in radiologic technology.
LISA SCHLEGEL, daughter of Myron and Carol Schlegel, Hays, graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. She is majoring in organizational leadership.
KATIE STUCKY, daughter of Doug and Celia Stucky, Cimarron, graduated from Cimarron High School. She is majoring in business management.
HEATHER TEATER, daughter of Joe and Rhonda Teater, Shawnee, graduated from Mill Valley High School. She is majoring in English.
DREW THOMAS, son of Denise Johnson, Hays, graduated from Hays High School. He is majoring in English and secondary education.
RYAN PATRICK VAVRICKA, son of Pat and Rita Vavricka, Ness City, graduated from Ness City High School. He is majoring in finance and accounting.
KRISTEN VEVERKA, daughter of Jack and Sandy Veverka, Pratt, graduated from Pratt High School. She is majoring in psychology.
STACY WARD, daughter of Carl and Dianne Ward, Valley Center, graduated from Valley Center High School. She is majoring in psychology.
JENNIFER WILSON, daughter of Carol and William Wilson, Colby, graduated from Colby High School. She is majoring in communication.


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