Forty-eight students from throughout the region formally entered the Honors Program at Missouri Southern State University during a signing ceremony held April 20.

Student entering the Honors Program gathered for the signing ceremony.

Student entering the Honors Program gathered for the signing ceremony.

Incoming Honors students were invited to pen their intent to join the program in front of their families. Each student was then welcomed into the program by Dr. Alan Marble, university president; Dr. Paula Carson, provost/vice president for academic affairs; and Dr. Michael Howarth, director of the Honors Program.

New Honors students for 2016-17 are:

MISSOURI

Joplin High School
Jesse Brower
Madeline Fichtner
Stella Ndauwa
Gil Salgado
Jacey Vangel
Vivian Vu

College Heights High School
Jordan Fuller
Zachary Nichols

McAuley Catholic High School
Veronica Nguyen

Missouri Southern State University
Kristen Fidler
Chioma Nwogu
Garrett Pekarek
Heidi Reich

Ash Grove High School
Jacob Moreland

Carl Junction High School
Kellen Adams
Emma Miller
Kaitlyn Vandever
Danielle York

Carthage High School
Abby Burken
Lyndsey Pauley
Kimberly Teed

Cassville High School
Alyssa Brewer

Diamond High School
Allison Dodge

Grandview High School
Madeline Jackson

Kansas City (Homeschool)
Maryana Roper

Kearney High School
Christopher Maye

McDonald County High School
Elijah Boyer
Kaitlynn Patterson

Monett High School
Jacqueline Ballay

Neosho High School
MaKale Harris
Kennedy Tool

Osage High School
Gabrielle Hill

Seneca High School
Lauren Jackson
Kya Warren

Sherwood High School
Reagan Wheeler

Webb City High School
Emily Harris
Peyton Rogers

ARKANSAS

Northwest Arkansas Community College
Richard DeCampa

Rogers New Technology High School
Charity Orsi

KANSAS

Baxter Springs High School
Brennan Cummings
Kyle Hayes

Caney Valley High School
Jane Moore

Fort Scott Christian Heights
Benjamin Self

Labette County High School
Haley Page

OKLAHOMA

Bristow High School
Shealeigh Thompson

Sequoyah High School
Savannah West

Union High School

Dylan Sille

INDIA

GDB Centre for Education
Sanjana Ghosh