Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:01
Courtney Weber, a Hillsboro High School senior, has been recognized for her academic work through two programs.
She was selected for this year’s $500 scholarship from the Alpha Omerga Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for the coming school year.
The award is presented to a female high school senior or college student attending a college in Kansas in pursuit of a major in education.
Weber, daughter of Eddie and Connie Weber, will attend Emporia State University this fall and major in education.
On May 6, Weber attended Gov. Sam Brownback’s Scholars Awards Program honoring the top academic 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors.
Scholars are selected from accredited state, public and private schools.
“These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning,” Brownback said. “They’ve earned this honor, and I want to congratulate them on this achievement.
“We also should recognize their families, teachers and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals,” he added.
The program is coordinated for the governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force, which is funded by donations from private sector businesses in the state.
Members of the task force include American Association of University Women, Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas-National Education Association, Kansas School Public Relations Association, Kansas State High School Activities Association and United School Administrators of Kansas.