Baldwin High grad receives KU honor
Baldwin's Kendra Knight was one of 10 University of Kansas freshmen to receive top honors as a Chancellors Club Scholar for 2000-2001.
She received her award at the 23rd annual meeting of the Chancellors Club at the Lawrence Holiday Inn Holidome on Friday.
The Chancellors Club, the major donor organization at the Kansas University Endowment Association, finances the renewable scholarship, which recognizes National Merit finalists who have outstanding high school records. Five students from Kansas high schools and five from out of state have been added to the roster of Chancellors Club Scholars.
Knight, daughter of Regina D. and Jon T. Strout and Warren J. Knight, has not declared a major at KU but is interested in business communications, mathematics and fine arts. She said she chose KU because of the quality of its journalism and business schools, as well as the options available in other departments. She also liked KU's larger size and appreciated the scholarship support she received.
Knight was valedictorian of her class at Baldwin High School, where she took a leadership role in forensics, choir, school plays, Scholars Bowl, student council and other activities. She was a Sunflower Girls' Ambassador and was named a National Cheerleaders' Association All-American Cheerleader. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was a Kansas governor's Scholar and a Kansas Honor Scholar.
She also served as a page in the Kansas House of Representatives. She received the Jacque Vaughan/Jerod Haase Scholarship, the W. Harold Otto Merit Scholarship, the Greater University Fund Scholarship, the Sam Walton Community Scholarship, the Elks "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship, the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, the USD 348 Scholarship and the Soroptimist International of Lawrence Youth Citizenship Award.