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Blue Key Honor Society selects new members for 2017-2018 school year

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


MANHATTAN — Sixteen Kansas State University students will have the special opportunity to spend their upcoming senior year serving their university community through mentorship, leadership and service as members of Blue Key Senior Honor Society.

Blue Key bases membership on all-around leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others, citizenship and an adherence to principles of faith. The honor society recognizes upperclassmen at colleges and universities throughout the nation for an exemplary and balanced record of achievement inside and outside the classroom.

As members of Blue Key Honor Society, the students will have the opportunity to make a difference on campus through a variety of programs, including Quest, Catalyst and DiscoverU. Quest is a freshmen honorary run by members of Blue Key, who serve as mentors to the Quest members throughout the year. They provide helpful advice for the freshmen as they acclimate to college life. Catalyst, a semester class taught by members of Blue Key, lets freshmen and sophomores discuss self-mastery and leadership, accountability through collaboration, and how to maintain their momentum. DiscoverU is an annual conference at the university to help the self-development and college exploration process for sophomore and junior high school students in the Advancement Via Individual Development, or AVID, program.

The following Kansas State University students have been selected as members of Blue Key Senior Honor Society for the 2017-2018 school year; included are majors and hometowns:

Molly Bassette, biochemistry and biology, Atchison; Trenton Kennedy, entrepreneurship, Frankfort; Bethany Schifferdecker, political science, Girard.

From Greater Kansas City: Matthew Grosdidier, mechanical engineering, and Gabrielle Riggs, marketing, both from Lenexa; Thomas Anjard, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Jack Ayres, chemical engineering and pre-medicine, and Nathaniel "Nate" Fleming, mechanical engineering, all from Overland Park; Laura "Ellie" Herter, secondary education-English and speech and theatre, and William Orth, accounting, both from Prairie Village; and Lindsay May, biology, Shawnee.

Anna Meissbach, history and French, Lawrence; Jackie Newland, agricultural communications and global food systems leadership, Neodesha; Madison McClellan, apparel marketing and finance, Palco; Ashley Ebeck, finance and accounting, Wellsville; and Olivia Baalman, computer science, Wichita.


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