Students receiving both high school diploma and associate degree from Butler Community College

Area students walked across the Rose Hill High School stage recently and accepted their honor roll, CNA (Certified Nurses Aid), International Dispatch and/or computer certificates. By the end of this academic year or next academic year, these 126 students are poised to receive both their high school diploma from their home high school and their associate degree from Butler Community College.
“This is not an easy task. But you’re determined. We’re proud of you,” said Butler Community College President Kim Krull, Ph.D., to the crowd of parents, teachers and students. “You’re saving money. You’re saving time.”
The academies offer college classes at several locations, including Rose Hill, El Dorado and Andover. Next fall, the number of academies will expand to eight – 3D, Business & Entrepreneurship, Cyber Security, Elementary Education, Engineering Technology, Fire Science, Health Sciences and Pre-Law.
“I think having the achievements of these students on display goes a long way into understanding the work and effort they put into their studies,” said Randal Chickadonz, superintendent of Rose Hill Schools. “It’s a great program.”
Seniors have already applied to colleges. Kathy Tran, 18, attends Rose Hill High School and is enrolled in the Health Sciences Academy. She is on the Dean’s honor roll and plans to attend Butler’s nursing program.  
“The Academy is a really awesome program,” Tran said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it.”
Adrianna Guerra, 17, who attends Derby High School and wants to attend the University of Kansas for pre-med, agrees, as does Taylor Bynum, who is also from Derby.
“It’s life changing,” said Taylor Bynum, 18. “This prepares me for college and the future.”
Bynum was accepted with a scholarship to West Texas A & M University.
Students come from Andover, Andover Central, Andover eCademy, Augusta, Bluestem, Circle, Derby, Douglass, El Dorado, Flint Hills, Mulvane, Remington, Rose Hill and Valley Center. Home school students are also welcomed.
“It’s been a great, fun environment,” said Cameren Duncan, 17, who is home schooled and attending the Engineering Academy.
Students Recognized Included:
From El Dorado High School – Alyssa Jensen, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Yasmine Kabutu, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Kylea McArdle, President's Honor Roll
From Andover High School – Grace McDonough, President's Honor Roll and Word Certificate; Logan Oliphant, Dean's Honor Roll; Joshua Hamrick, Dean's Honor Roll and International Dispatch Certificate; Sara Weber, President's Honor Roll; Sidney Rucker, President's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Shannon Young, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Abigail Yamamoto, President's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Brianna Rosbach, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Kaitlyn Johnson, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Kennedy Henry, President's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Alexa (Lexi) Lesperance, Dean's Honor Roll; Emily Bell, Dean's Honor Roll; Abby  Wenninger, President's Honor Roll; Camryn Messmore, Dean's Honor Roll; Kayla Stone, Dean's Honor Roll; Cherai Payne, Dean's Honor Roll; Skylar Craft, Dean's Honor Roll
From Douglass High School – Madison Mabie, President's Honor Roll; William Landis, Dean's Honor Roll; John Swigart, International Dispatch Certificate; Mercedez Kalp, Dean's Honor Roll; Laekin Starr, Dean's Honor Roll; Jillian Harper, President's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Kaden Dunham, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Natasha Edmonds, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate
From Andover Central High School – Josh Elsbernd, Dean's Honor Roll; Alexis Gladfelter, Dean's Honor Roll; Walter McCutcheon, Dean's Honor Roll; Garrett Leibovitz, Dean's Honor Roll; Taylor Sears, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Caitlyn Pfeifer, President's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Taryn  Gray, President's Honor Roll; Anna Grendahl, President's Honor Roll; Erin Flahive, President's Honor Roll; Avery Cunningham, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Joseph Duncan, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Zachary Huber, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate
From Andover eAcademy – Zachary Moran, President's Honor Roll
From Bluestem High School – Clay Hogoboom, President's Honor Roll; Kaylyn Baker, Dean's Honor Roll; Trinity Masters, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Lindsay Nichols, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate
From Augusta High School – Morgan Yeager, Dean's Honor Roll; Alex Busch, Dean's Honor Roll; Brooklyn Flower, President's Honor Roll and Word Certificate; Michael Bruce, Dean's Honor Roll; Brooke Patterson, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Jayden Austin, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Janelle Goldenstein, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Emma  Roberts, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Tori Wolff, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate
From Flint Hills High School – Makenzie Jackson, International Dispatch Certificate
From Circle High School – Keegan Leth-Nissen, Dean's Honor Roll; Clayton Clugston, International Dispatch Certificate; Autumn Olson, President's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Kaitlyn Greenwood, Dean's Honor Roll
From Remington High School – Coleton Crisp, President's Honor Roll
From Home School – Cameren Duncan, Dean's Honor Roll; Gideon Wiley, Dean's Honor Roll
From Rose Hill High School – Sarah Lazar, Dean's Honor Roll and International Dispatch Certificate; Briley Stuchlik, President's Honor Roll; Madysen Baker, President's Honor Roll; Kelby Dinkel, Dean's Honor Roll; Aiden Raevsky, Dean's Honor Roll; Corbyn Enyart, Dean's Honor Roll and Word Certificate; Haley Basham, International Dispatch Certificate; Hunter Gunnarson, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Morgan Gunnarson, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Danyel Yardley, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Shalen Wilkinson, President's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Jaden McDonald, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Kelsea Kill, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Grace Graham, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Jason Gilchrist, President's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Lauren Jackson, Dean's Honor Roll and Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Chloe Hager, President's Honor Roll; Julianna Pfeiffer, Dean's Honor Roll; Maci Carlson, President's Honor Roll; Jessica Strawn, President's Honor Roll; Kathy Tran, Dean's Honor Roll; Brooke Alderson, President's Honor Roll; Gabrielle Bentley, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Braden Bischler, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Morgyn Cody, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Michaela Rollins, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate; Krystal Smith, Certified Nurses Aid Certificate
Other students were from Mulvane, Valley Center and Derby high schools.