The Kansas Board of Regents on behalf of the Kansas Legislature designated Jenna Frisbie and Christopher Goddard official Kansas State Scholars. There are approximately 35,000 senior students in the state of Kansas. Of them, only 6,262 completed the Kanas State Scholars curriculum. Of those 6,262, only 2,641 students were selected to be officially designated a Kansas State Scholar. Students were selected on the basis of completing the Kansas State Scholars curriculum which includes 4 years of math, including higher level math courses, upper level science courses such as chemistry and physics, two years of a foreign language, and 4 years of language arts. All students completing this upper level curriculum were then evaluated on GPA and ACT scores. As Kansas State Scholars, Jenna and Chris will be eligible to apply for Kansas State Scholarships for the next four years.
Jenna Frisbie is the daughter of Chauncey and Lisa Frisbie. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas in the fall majoring in Biology/Pre-Medicine. Christopher Goddard is the son of Fred and Lynette Goddard. He plans to attend Pittsburg State University majoring in Manufacturing Engineering.
Several senior students in the 2020 class also fulfilled the rigorous curriculum requirements and are Kansas State Scholar Curriculum Completers. These students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher will also graduate as OJSHS Honor Students: Haleigh Bates, Emery Davis, Emma Elkins, Jenna Frisbie, Christopher Goddard, Abigail Gudde, Abigail Long, Shanler McNickle, Summer Moreland, Shailan Phillips, John Pitcock, Katlin Rhodenbaugh, Madison Stephens, and Jace Wilson. These students are among only 6,262 students of approximately 35,000 to fulfill these requirements. OJSHS is proud of these students and their high level of achievement.