Local students named Governor’s Scholars

Sabetha High School graduate Laurel Smith is named a 2018 Kansas Governor’s Scholar. She is pictured with Governor Jeff Colyer.
Wetmore High School graduate McKayla Henry is named one of the Kansas Governor’s Scholars. She is pictured with Governor Jeff Colyer.

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, Laurel Smith of Sabetha High School and McKayla Henry of Wetmore High School were selected to attend the 35th annual Governor’s Scholars Award Program on May 6 in Topeka.

The recognition ceremony honors the top academic 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.

“These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning. They’ve earned this honor, and I want to congratulate them on this achievement,” Governor Colyer said. “We also should recognize their families, teachers and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals.”

This program is coordinated for the Governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. It is funded by donations from private sector businesses in Kansas.

The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force was formed 35 years ago to strengthen public confidence in education. The following organizations are members of the Task Force: American Association of University Women, Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas State High School Activities Association, Kansas League of Women Voters and United School Administrators of Kansas.


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