The Honors College at Fort Hays State has selected 42 new students for the 2019-20 academic year. 

“The new, incoming 2019-20 class of the FHSU Honors College truly represents the best of the best,” said Matt Means, director of the Honors College. “These 42 individuals bring to the university a vast array of prior accomplishment; they have amassed a significant collection of leadership and academic successes that portend extraordinary futures at FHSU and beyond.” 

Means said the Honors College set a new record for number of applications received this year, maintained a 90 percent yield rate among those accepted and will grow to a total program size of around a hundred this fall.

“These new students are joining a program of great strength and will become part of an ethos that has established a high bar of success,” Means said. 

The college offers three exclusive scholarships: the Regents Scholarship, the Tier 1 Scholarship and the Tier 2 Scholarship, all of which are renewable for three additional years. 

The Regents Scholarship covers full tuition and fees up to 18 credit hours, room and board and includes $450 per semester for books. The Tier 1 Scholarship provides students with $4,000 for tuition and $6,000 for room and board. The Tier 2 Scholarship provides students with $3,500 for tuition and $3,200 for room and board. 

New members are listed alphabetically by hometown. The list does not include students who requested privacy. 

ALMENA: Micah Kasson, an incoming freshman majoring in graphic design, is a 2019 Norton High School graduate. 

BOGUE: Seth Thompson, an incoming freshman majoring in general science, is a 2009 Hill City High School graduate. 

BOULDER, Colo.: Reilly Madden, an incoming freshman majoring in communication sciences and disorders, is a 2019 Boulder High School graduate. 

COLBY: Isabel Rosales, a sophomore majoring in biology, is a 2017 Colby High School graduate. 

CONCORDIA: Grace Carder, an incoming freshman majoring in art education, is a 2019 Concordia High School graduate. 

Kali Harvey, a freshman majoring in radiologic technology, is a 2018 Concordia High School graduate. 

GREAT BEND: Kaitlin Adams, a sophomore majoring in management, is a 2017 Great Bend High School graduate. 

HAYS: Kallie Leiker, an incoming freshman majoring in chemistry, is a 2019 Hays High School graduate. 

Rebekah Porter, an incoming freshman majoring in accounting, is a 2019 Hays High School graduate. 

HOUSTON, Texas: Franklin Solorio, a freshman majoring in marketing, is a 2018 Mayde Creek High School graduate. 

HOXIE: Brynn Niblock, a sophomore majoring in biology, is a 2017 Hoxie High School graduate. 

LAWRENCE: Lydia Wood, an incoming freshman majoring in psychology, is a 2019 Lawrence Free State High School graduate. 

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo.: Lily Flint, an incoming freshman majoring in nursing, is a 2019 Lee’s Summit West High School graduate. 

LYONS: Brady Stephenson, a sophomore majoring in finance, is a 2019 Little River High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate. 

McPHERSON: Ashley Achilles, an incoming freshman majoring in management, is a 2019 McPherson High School graduate. 

OLATHE: Natalie Miller, a freshman majoring in political science, is a 2018 Olathe South High School graduate. 

OMAHA, Neb.: Tanner Lukowski, an incoming freshman majoring in management, is a 2019 V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School graduate. 

PRATT: Jorja Elliott, a freshman majoring in biology, is a 2019 Pratt High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science graduate. 

PRETTY PRAIRIE: James Budge, an incoming freshman majoring in marketing, is a 2019 Haven High School graduate. 

RUSSELL: Alexia Charbonneau, a sophomore majoring in biology, is a 2017 Russell High School graduate. 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas: Daniel Huantes, an incoming freshman majoring in physics, is a 2019 Ronald Reagan High School graduate. 

SCOTT CITY: Brenda Aguirre-Apodaca, a sophomore majoring in biology, is a 2018 Scott Community High School graduate. 

SHARON SPRINGS: Hayley Pierce, an incoming freshman majoring in psychology, is a 2019 Wallace County High School graduate. 

STERLING, Colo.: Jordan Matthews, an incoming freshman majoring in chemistry, is a 2019 Merino High School graduate. 

STILWELL: Kimberly Stone, a freshman majoring in political science, is a 2018 Stanford University Online High School graduate. 

TONGANOXIE: Rose Reilly, an incoming freshman majoring in biology, is a 2019 Lawrence Virtual High School graduate. 

WAMEGO: Caden Moore, an incoming freshman majoring in political science, is a 2018 Wamego High School graduate. 

WASHINGTON: Malari L’Ecuyer, an incoming freshman majoring in music, is a 2019 Washington County High School graduate. 

WHITE CITY: Jamie Beck, an incoming freshman majoring in chemistry, is a 2019 White City High School graduate. 

WICHITA: Isabelle Reynolds, a sophomore majoring in biology, is a 2018 Andover High School graduate. 

Megan Roth, a sophomore majoring in social work, is a 2017 Wichita East High School graduate.