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Ochs Named Governor's Scholar

Travis OchsAt the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Travis Ochs of Russell High School was selected to attend the 34th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 7 in Topeka.

The recognition ceremony honors the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.

"These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning," said Governor Brownback. "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."

This program is coordinated for the Governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. It is funded by donations from private sector businesses in Kansas. The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force was formed 34 years ago to strengthen public confidence in education.

The following organizations are members of the Task Force: American Association of University Women, Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas National Education Association, Kansas State High School Activities Association, Kansas League of Women Voters and United School Administrators of Kansas.

(Information courtesy Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.)

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