University selects 11 Civic Leadership Scholarship finalists from high schools across Kansas, region
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University recently selected 11 high school seniors as finalists for the university's Civic Leadership Scholarship.
The finalists competed in an on-campus interview and recognition day Jan. 22. The competition rewards students who are making a difference and demonstrating creativity by developing projects and programs with a lasting impact on those they serve. The finalists were selected for demonstrating a commitment to serving others in their community, school or place of worship. Read the winners' summaries of their civic engagement at http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/finaid/civicrecipients.html.
Former Kansas Gov. John Carlin, a professor at Kansas State University's Staley School of Leadership Studies, served as honorary chairman of the Civic Leadership Scholarship competition.
"Carlin provided a supportive voice to all the finalists," said Kiley Moody, coordinator of the university's New Student Services.
Finalists who are not awarded one of the top three scholarships receive $500 book scholarships funded by combined gifts from Steve and Patricia Baccus and Dan and Cheryl Yunk.
The following high school seniors were Civic Leadership Scholarship finalists:
From Greater Kansas City: Cooper McGuire, Gardner, Gardner Edgerton High School; and Chloe Davis and Jillian Lewis, both from Overland Park and Blue Valley Southwest High School.
Kayce Feldkamp, Seneca, Nemaha Central High School.
From Topeka: Emmaline Bohlander, Seaman High School; Jordan Craft, Shawnee Heights High School; and Benjamin Higgins, Cair Paravel High School.
Mikala Bradbury, Wellington, Wellington High School; and Bethany Chegwidden, Wichita, Wichita East High School.
From out of state: Adam Barbee, Collinsville, Illinois, O'Fallon Township High School; and William Ricken, St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis University High School.