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Freshmen honorary Quest selects 2018-2019 members

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 


MANHATTAN — Following a competitive application process, 34 first-year students have been selected as members of Kansas State University's Quest Freshmen Honorary.

Quest works to develop freshmen leaders through mentorship, personal development and campus involvement. Upon selection, members of Quest are paired with mentors from Blue Key, the senior honor society. Under the leadership of Blue Key, Quest takes a behind-the-scenes look at everything that the university has to offer. From touring the athletic facilities, enjoying lunch at the university president's home, connecting with student leaders across campus, to giving back through service opportunities in Manhattan, Quest provides freshmen leaders with the tools necessary to give back to the Kansas State University family.

The Quest program is sponsored by ConocoPhillips. The company's support makes it possible for students to participate in events and activities throughout the year.

The following freshmen, with major and hometown included, are members of Quest for the 2018-2019 year:

Emily Meier, animal sciences and industry, Goessel; Baleigh Fry, athletic training, Great Bend.

From Greater Kansas City: Calder Knapp, mechanical engineering, Kansas City: Mary Clare Halpin, open option, Leawood; Cameron Jones, business management, Lenexa; Camryn Eberhardy, communications sciences and disorders, and Jackson Engle, mechanical engineering, both from Olathe; and Margaret Horton, elementary education, Alex Roth, psychology, Spanish and pre-law, and Nolen Wright, economics, all from Overland Park.

Tyler Blochlinger, finance and pre-law, Gypsum; Chase Gigstad, open option, Holton;Max Harman, biochemistry and global food systems leadership, Inman;Leah Wethington, communications sciences and disorders, Lawrence.

From Manhattan: Ella Bahr, life science and pre-optometry, Cody Ballou, kinesiology; Lily Colburn, political science and natural resource and environmental science; and Anna Washburn, secondary education.

Colin Williams, mathematics, Marion;Walker Clawson, agricultural economics, Meade;Skyler Williams, accounting, Paola;Isaac Sunderland, milling science and management, Sabetha; Peyton Kavanagh, kinesiology, Salina; Michael Dowd, animal sciences and industry, Spring Hill; Nicolas Sastoque, business, and Lesly Torices, biomedical engineering, both from Topeka; Noah Ochsner, agriculture economics, Tribune; Garrett Craig, agricultural education, Wakefield; Scuyler Zenger, food science and pre-medicine, Washington; andLeah Brock, journalism and mass communications, and Siera Shirley, hospitality management, both from Wichita.

From out of state: Madalyn Soehner, elementary education, Wray, Colorado; Sydney Henry, open option, Glendale, Missouri; and Kelsey Ladlie, biology, Troy, Missouri.

Please visit the k-state.edu/bluekey/activities/Quest.html to learn more about Quest Freshman Honorary as well as other programs Blue Key organizes.


Quest Freshmen Honorary

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Goessel, Great Bend, Gypsum, Holton, Inman, Kansas City, Lawrence, Leawood, Lenexa, Manhattan, Marion, Meade, Olathe, Overland Park, Paola, Sabetha, Salina, Spring Hill, Topeka, Tribune, Wakefield, Washington and Wichita, Kansas; Wray, Colorado; and Glendale and Troy, Missouri.

Written by

Miranda Moore