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Sources: Paul Mintner, mintner@k-state.edu; Tori Reilly, torier@k-state.edu;
and Lindsay Graber, lngraber@k-state.edu
Note to editors: Rylee Bacon is a graduate of Olathe North High School; Bradley Ellis and Jared Zuercher
are graduates of Olathe South High School; Christina Farmer is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park; Nathan Spriggs is a graduate of Riverton High School; and Grant Hill is a graduate of Frederic Remington High School, Whitewater.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-6415, bbohn@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

K-STATE'S FRESHMAN HONOR SOCIETY, QUEST, SELECTS MEMBERS FOR 2009-2010

MANHATTAN -- Quest, the freshman honor society at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2009-2010 school year.

Organized by K-State's chapter of Blue Key, the senior leadership honor society, Quest was founded in 2004. Membership is based on written applications and interviews. Leadership and service in high school are key selection factors.

Members of Quest get the opportunity to discuss important issues with university administrators and have other leadership experiences. They also get a behind-the-scenes look at some of K-State's award-winning programs.

K-State freshmen selected as 2009-2010 members of Quest, their major and hometown include:

Kyle Reynolds, pre-professional secondary education, Andover; Allison Penner, microbiology and premedicine, and Eli Schooley, microbiology and premedicine, both from Clay Center; Anna Govert, arts and sciences-open option, Cunningham; Courtney Frantz, history, Derby; Kassie Curran, food science and industry, Farlington.

From Greater Kansas City: K.T. Martin, arts and sciences-open option, Leawood; Madalyn Radetic, dietetics, Lenexa; Rylee Bacon, agronomy, Bradley Ellis, business administration pre-professional, Christina Farmer, dietetics, and Jared Zuercher, mechanical engineering, all from Olathe; Thomas Lusk, environmental design, Jacob New, food science and industry, and Lauren Swirbul, pre-journalism and mass communications, all from Overland Park; Madeline Intfen, pre-professional secondary education, and Maureen Orth, pre-professional elementary education and pre-law, both from Prairie Village; and Carolyn Gatewood, pre-professional secondary education, Shawnee.

Alex Moran, business administration pre-professional, and Allison Straub, business administration pre-professional, and both from Hays.

From Hutchinson: Joe Falter, business administration pre-professional; Ryan Flynn, life sciences; and Alycia McClarty, business administration pre-professional and pre-law.

Grant Hill, engineering, and Nathan Spriggs, agricultural economics, both from Manhattan; Allegra Gigstad, nutritional sciences and premedicine, Nortonville; Abbey Brown, business administration pre-professional, Topeka; Kristin McCormick, biology, Valley Center; Jacob Kongs, computer engineering, Washington; Meghan Blythe, agricultural communications and journalism, White City; and Kate Cunningham, animal sciences and industry, and Rachel King, political science, both from Wichita.

From out of state: Alexander Schram, mechanical engineering, St. Joseph, Mo.; and Ashleigh Herd, chemical engineering, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.