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Oklahoma's 100 Academic All-State scholars

Oklahoman Published: May 14, 2006

Joseph D. Kalka, Perkins-Tryon High School Kalka is valedictorian and an alumnus of Oklahoma State University Reaching Engineering and Architecture Career Heights Program. He is captain of the Academic Team and participates in FFA, speech and drama. A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kalka is active in track and weightlifting and coaches youth baseball. He is a section leader in his school concert, marching and jazz bands. Kalka plans to major in civil engineering at Oklahoma State University. Scholarship sponsor: Stroud National Bank

Erin Kesselhuth, Bartlesville High School A National Merit finalist, Kesselhuth has placed fourth nationally in Le Grand Concourse national French exam. She is assistant editor of the Fourth Estate, her school newspaper and has won numerous honors from the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association. Kesselhuth is a member of French Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is a member of the Bartlesville Elite Soccer Team and active in the Chosen Youth Ministries Council. The University of Oklahoma and Southern Nazarene University are her top college choices. Scholarship sponsor: Dover Resources Inc.

Jordan Kuehn, Edmond Santa Fe High School Kuehn is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors and a National Merit finalist. He is captain of his school's Academic Team and plays tennis and piano. He is an assistant senior patrol leader in Boy Scouts and an Eagle Scout. Active in his church youth group, he did mission work in New York and participates in Cristo en La Comunidad, a project benefiting the Oklahoma City Hispanic Community. He plans to major in electrical engineering at Olin College of Engineering. Scholarship sponsor: The Fred & Mary Eddy Jones Foundation

Jacob D. Lambert, Union High School Lambert is a National Merit finalist and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. He is lieutenant governor of his Key Club district and participates in Academic Team, Student Council, Mu Alpha Theta math honor society and the Asian American Society. He plays cello in the Tulsa Youth Symphony. Lambert has been a People to People Student Ambassador to the United Kingdom and participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine. He plans to major in chemical engineering at the University of Oklahoma. Scholarship sponsor: Bank of America Foundation

Shelby Kay Latta, Gage High School A state officer in 4-H, Latta has served three years as president of the Ellis County 4-H and is recipient of the county's 4-H Hall of Fame Award. She is valedictorian and president of her class, and serves as president of Beta Club and National Honor Society. She is captain of the Academic Quiz Bowl Team and editor of the school yearbook and newspaper. Named Ms. Gage for 2006, she is also captain of the basketball team. She plans to major in agribusiness at Oklahoma State University. Scholarship sponsor: Oklahoma State University

Elijah B. Lavicky, Enid High School Lavicky is treasurer of the Oklahoma State Teenage Republicans and co-founder of Enid High School's Republican Club. A National Merit finalist and Advanced Placement Scholar, he is a graduate of Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics' regional center. Lavicky is senior class historian and a member of the Quiz Bowl, Mock Trial and Constitution Teams. A former state capitol page, he serves on the Enid Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. Lavicky plans to major in economics at the University of Oklahoma. Scholarship sponsor: Lorene Cooper Hasbrouck Charitable Trust

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