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Wichita State Awards Gore Scholarship To Two Kansas Students

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Wichita State University has announced the recipients of its Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships, which are awarded to high school seniors in Kansas. The scholarships are worth $15,000 a year for four years.

Two students were chosen for the award after demonstrating strong leadership qualities and a solid academic record.

Sandra Carlo of Maize High School was one of the students chosen for this year’s award.

“Her leadership potential is unmatched,” Carlo’s debate coach, Curtis Shephard, said in a release. “She can communicate with students from diverse backgrounds and interests and motivate them to perform to the best of their ability.”

Brayden Hosman of Sterling High School in Sterling, Kansas, was also awarded a Gore Scholarship.

“Brayden Hosman is by far one of the finest students I have ever been associated with in my educational career,” said Bill Anderson, principal of Sterling High School. “He brings a unique quality of humor, engaging personality, leadership skills and moral character."

The recipients were surprised to learn at an award ceremony that the scholarships had been increased from the $52,000 given last year.

According to school officials, Sandra Carlo is interested in studying English and creative writing, and Brayden Hosman is interested in studying international business. Both will start at Wichita State this fall.

To be considered for a Harry Gore Memorial Scholarship, students must participate in an essay writing and leadership competition, score a 24 or higher on the ACT and have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

The Gore Scholarships have been awarded annually for more than 60 years.