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Senior Scholarships/Future Plans Announced
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Golden Plains Seniors Scholarships/Plans

            Golden Plains Seniors have been very successful in applying for and receiving scholarships and making plans as they prepare for their next step.  Awards announced by Counselor Chris Lee at the awards night include:

Amanda Cheney plans to attend Kansas Wesleyan University to major in English Education   Amanda has earned a $4000 Hansen Student Scholarship, that is renewable one year, and a $3500 Pete Henry Scholarship.  She also earned a $1000 local and $4000 state scholarship as part of the Masonic Essay Contest.  KWU awarded her several scholarships, including the $12,000 Presidential Scholarship, the $5000 KWU POWER music award, the $3500 KW Award, and the $400 Eisenhower Alternate Award.  Locally, Amanda was one of two winners of the Hazel Kirchner Scholarship for $250.

Iram Garcia and Chucky Hernandez both plan to enter the work force following graduation.

Caleb Korte plans to attend Northwest Kansas Technical College to major in Carpentry.  Caleb has earned a $4000 Dane G. Hansen Career/Technical Scholarship that is renewable, a $1000 Kansas Career Workforce Grant that is renewable, a $2500 Pete Henry Vocational/Technical Scholarship, and the Ronald Nemechek $200 Memorial Scholarship from Northwest Kansas Technical College.  Locally, Caleb was one of two winners of the $125 Red Cross Scholarship.

Haley Miller plans to work as a CNA next year.  She will later attend Colby Community College to major in Nursing.  She did earn a $1000 Pete Henry Scholarship which she can still use during the 2019-20 school year.

KayCee Miller plans to attend Barton Community College to major in Exercise Science.  She has earned a $4000 Hansen Career/Technical Scholarship that is renewable, a $3500 Pete Henry Scholarship, an Elite Barton Bound Books and Tuition Scholarship, and a $500 Sheridan County Farm Bureau Scholarship.

Jacob Ritter plans to attend Northwest Kansas Technical College to major in Precision Agriculture.  He has earned the $2500 Pete Henry Vocational/Technical Scholarship and a $4000 Dane G. Hansen Career/Technical Scholarship that is renewable for a second year.  Locally Jacob also won the $125 Red Cross Scholarship.

Noel Ritter plans to attend Colby Community College to major in Early Childhood Education.  She has earned a $2100 Pete Henry Scholarship and a $4000 Hansen Career/Technical Scholarship, that is renewable a second year.  Noel was also one of two winners of the $250 Hazel Kirchner scholarship.  It is awarded to Golden Plains seniors who plan to become a teacher, and have love of literature.  Hazel Slocum Kirchner taught school in Menlo, Rexford, and Herndon.  Noel has also been selected for the Nex-Generation Student Internship Program and will be working at Colby Community College.  This is a paid, summer internship valued at up to $3,600.  It is sponsored by the Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth.

Nolan Ritter plans to attend Northwest Tech to study Engineering Technology.  She has earned a $4000 Dane Hansen Career/Technical Scholarship that is renewable and a $2500 Pete Henry Vocational/Technical Scholarship.  Nolan also won the $500 Gerald “Jerry” Childs Memorial Scholarship.  Jerry Childs graduated from Selden High School in 1958, then pursued a career in education.  This scholarship was established to provide a deserving student with the opportunity to achieve his/her post-secondary educational goals.  Nolan will also receive a $500 Carroll & Lange scholarship from NW Tech.

Yamily Romero plans to move to Texas upon graduation to enter the workforce.  She plans to attend school there majoring in Cosmetology.

Dylan Spresser plans to attend Northwest Tech to study Precision Agriculture.  Dylan earned a renewable $4000 Hansen Career/Technical Scholarship and a $2500 Pete Henry Vocational/Technical Scholarship.  Dylan also earned $1500 fro Farm Credit of Western Kansas as part of its scholarship program.

Josh Spresser has earned the $2500 Pete Henry Vocational/Technical Scholarship.  He plans to enlist in the US Navy, and later will pursue a medical career.

Miguel Stevens-Monge plans to attend the University of Kansas to major in pre-medicine.  Like many of his classmates he earned a Pete Henry Scholarship, in his case for $2100.  He also earned a $4700 scholarship from Heartland College Assistance Program, CAMP, which includes tutoring, a computer, and monthly stipends.  Also from KU he won a renewable Hixson Opportunity Award for $5250 that is renewable three times.  Also renewable is the Oneida Tribe Higher Education Scholarship for $20,000. 

Good Luck to all the graduates!!