Washburn University has awarded three high school students, Bethany
Holsinger, Parsons, Kan., Labette County High School; Audra Keehn,
Gretna, Neb., Gretna High School; and Aaron Morris, Coffeyville, Kan.,
Field Kindley Memorial High School; the prestigious Richey Scholarship
award for 2014-15.
These students are among the highest achieving in the Kansas and Nation.
They rank among the top one percent of students in the nation when high
school grade point average and ACT scores are considered. They also
earned an average grade point average of 4.0 and an average ACT score of
28.3. These students are leaders in their schools and communities. Their
list of activities, accomplishments and community service projects is
Holsinger has been active in National Honors Society, National Future
Farmers of America and Health Occupation Students of America at Labette
County High School in Altamont, Kan. Holsinger also has been active in
sports and community activities in addition to working several part-time
jobs. She plans to combine her love of sports into her life vocation.
Holsinger plans to major in pre-med with the goal of becoming an
orthopedic doctor for a sports team.
Keehn has been active in student council, German club and National
Honors Society at Gretna High School in Gretna, Neb. She has served as
the president of the Service Club, which is active in community service
to the homeless and collecting food items. Keehn also has participated
in the school sports program. At Washburn, Keehn plans to major in
biology to prepare her for a future in pharmacy.
Morris is an honor student at Field Kindley Memorial High School,
Coffeyville, Kan. He has participated in the National Honors Society,
debate and forensics and band. A special honor for Morris was being
selected for the Superintendent Leadership Class, which introduced him
to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In addition, he has been active
on the tennis and swim teams. Morris plans to major in computer
The Richey Scholars Program was established with the generous gift of
the Ronald Richey Family. The premier scholarships provided by the
Richey Scholars Program assist the university in attracting the highest
achieving students. Students whose academic achievement places them in
the top one percent of students nationally are invited to apply. Awards
are based on academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and
leadership and service to the community.
For more information, contact the office of admissions at 785-670-1030.