Maley Hansen, a senior at North High School, has been named one of three high school students to receive the Harry Gore Memorial Scholarship at Wichita State University. At $64,000, it is among the largest undergraduate awards in the Midwest.
Hansen was among 483 students who competed in WSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Invitational in November.
Lesly Hernandez from Maize High School and Jayden Island from Derby High School were also named Gore Scholars.
To be invited to compete in the invitational, students had to have a 27 or higher ACT score, or a 3.5 or higher GPA, or rank in the top 10% of their class. The 14 finalists this year have an average ACT score of 29 and average GPA of 3.96. Once invited, students completed an application, including essays and competed in an on-campus leadership competition.
Hansen plans to attend WSU where she will pursue a degree in business administration and statistics. She is a four-year varsity member and team captain of her Scholars Bowl team and is the current chapter president for DECA and Business Professionals of America. Hansen is a Wichita North athlete, participating as a varsity member in soccer, and was a state qualifier in golf and wrestling. She volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross Blood Drive and Bank of America.
In addition to Hansen, Wichita Public Schools had three other finalists for the scholarship:
- Tamara Ibrahim, East High School
- Laura Pham, East High School
- Ronish Rasaily, East High School