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Area students initiated into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced the following local students were initiated into Phi Kappa Phi -- the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

Patrick Ahrens, Oakley, is pursuing a degree in agricultural business at Kansas State University.

Hannah Moorhous, Oakley, is pursuing a degree in anthropology at K-State.

Chricket Short, Sharon Springs, is pursuing a degree in kinesiology and nutrition at K-State.

Jay Wessel, Dresden, is pursuing a degree in criminal justice and forensic science at Washburn University.

These local students are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees also can qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.