Taylor Hedrick

Joshua Diazdeleon

Year in school: Senior

Major: Animal science and industry major, leadership studies minor

Hometown: Pretty Prairie, Kansas

What is your earliest K-State memory?

My earliest K-State memory was my first College of Ag watermelon feed during week of welcome my freshman year.

Why did you choose K-State?

I chose K-State because it felt homier than the other colleges I visited. Manhattan has a small-town feel to it with the amenities that a town of 600 wouldn’t have.

How are you involved at K-State?

Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows, LEAD 212 Class Leader, Spotlight on Strengths Event, Wildcat Dialogues.

What has been your favorite K-State experience?

My favorite K-State experience has been meeting people through the Staley School of Leadership. I’ve connected with so many people I otherwise wouldn’t have if I just stuck to hanging around people only in the College of Ag. I always feel welcomed, and I always feel like I belong at the Staley School.

How does K-State care for Kansans in your hometown community?

Recruiting students and providing agricultural extension programs are a few ways that K-State cares for Kansans in my hometown. It is my hope to continue working to improve that connection so all Kansans can benefit from what K-State has to offer.

Why do you want to bring K-State to your community?

K-State has brought me a long way on my journey not only in my education but also in my growth as a person. I want students in my hometown to be able to take part in the same experiences I have had here at K-State.