MANHATTAN - More than 3,200 students earned semester honors from Kansas State University for their academic performance in the fall 2011 semester.

The university awards semester honors to students who earned a 3.75 grade point average or higher for the semester.

To qualify, students had to be enrolled in at least 12 hours of graded course work. Students earning semester honors receive commendations from their deans, with the honors recorded on their permanent academic records.

K-State students earning semester honors by county and hometown include:

Cherokee County

Baxter Springs: Kyle Jacob Essley

Columbus: Bobbi Ann Shanks, Sara May Daniel

Weir: Charles Reagan Kays

Saint Francis: Courtney Jaqueline Douthit