HAYS, KS --- High school students from Kansas and Nebraska will be honored at a Fort Hays State University Student Recognition Program in Smith Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. The program will be at Smith Center High School, 300 School Ave.
The students will be from Phillips and Smith counties, Mankato and White Rock high schools in Jewell County, and Osborne High School in Osborne County in Kansas; and from Harlan, Phelps, Adams, Dawson, Buffalo, Hall, Thayer, Kearney, Franklin, Clay, Fillmore, Hamilson, Nuckolls and Webster counties in Nebraska.
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 a drawing for a $400 scholarship from Emprise Bank of Hays. 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.
The program is sponsored Emprise Bank of Hays and the FHSU Alumni Association. Names of local sponsors will be displayed at the program.
Anyone interested in attending the Student Recognition Program should call either FHSU graduate Brock Hutchinson, (785) 282-6737, or Chris Hipp, (785) 282-3137, or call the Alumni Association toll-free number, 1-888-351-3591.