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Posted on: April 25, 2016

Essay Scholarship Winners Announced!

Nearly 90 seniors from across the state of Kansas submitted essays to compete for over $8,000 in scholarship awards in the Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Contest. This contest is sponsored by the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner and the Office of the State Bank Commissioner.

Today, we are pleased to announce the following as recipients of awards:

Honorable Mention:
Tayler Strickland (Cunningham High)
Margaret Miksch (Wamego High School)
Karisa Schremmer (Hoisington High School)
Alma Martinez (Scott Community High School)
Chloe Rickman (Eureka High School)
Devin Lamkin (Hillsboro High School)
Tassanee Sanchez (Hillsboro High School)
Sydney Wilson (Sterling High School)
Reid Thornburg (Shawnee Mission Northwest)
Zachery Brunner (Wamego High School)

Premium Scholarships:
1st place: Berkley Wiegers (Wamego High School)
2nd place: Cynthia Matson (Sunrise Christian Academy)
3rd place: Tiffany Willson (Conway Springs High School)
4th place: Haley Mills (Derby High School)
5th place: Robert Rosas (Scott Community High School)

Additionally, educators Jina Kugler (Wamego High School) and Aaron Dirks (Scott Community High School) will also be recognized at an awards luncheon on May 3rd and will receive an award of appreciation for their leadership roles in the area of financial education.

Congratulations students and teachers!

Read Berkley Wiegers' winning essay here!
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