The K-State Alumni Association has awarded 97 scholarships to Kansas State University students for the 2022-23 school year through the Wabash CannonBall Kansas City Gala.
The Wabash CannonBall Gala is an annual black-tie event which includes an evening of dining and dancing to raise scholarship money for students from the Kansas City-area to attend K-State. The gala was started in 2007 and, to date, the gala has awarded more than 860 scholarships for Kansas City-area students totaling nearly $2.2 million. Additionally, the Wabash CannonBall Kansas City also has funded a scholarship endowment fund totaling nearly $3.6 million.
“So many K-State students have benefitted from the generosity and support of their fellow Wildcats in the Kansas City-area over the past decade,” said Andrea Bryant Gladin, assistant vice president of alumni programs for the Alumni Association. “It is truly amazing to see how much this event has done for the K-State community as a whole. We want to thank everyone who has helped grow this event from where we started in 2007 to where we are today.”
The students receiving scholarships in the amount of $2,500 for the upcoming academic year were selected from a wide pool of applicants. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a weighted or unweighted scale and reside in the greater Kansas City-area, which includes Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, and Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri.
The scholarship recipients include 55 incoming freshmen. The incoming freshman who received the scholarship listed by high school and hometown are:
Logan Mitchell, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, Missouri; Hannah McCormick, Spring Hill High School, Bucyrus, Kansas; Sara Murphy, De Soto High School; Anna Roberts, Mill Valley High School; and Tobias Hersh, De Soto High School, DeSoto, Kansas; Madison Costner, Harrisonville High School, Harrisonville, Missouri; Hannah Moyer, Blue Springs High School, Independence, Missouri; Zoey Pudenz, Piper High School, Kansas City, Kansas; Cooper Potterf, Liberty North High School; and Jameson Rauth, Lincoln College Prep Academy, Kansas City, Missouri; Anna Bajich, Blue Valley High School; Alyssa Boudreau, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School; Cole Mauer, Blue Valley North High School; Lance Philgreen, Blue Valley High School and; Brent Pitts, Blue Valley North High School, Leawood, Kansas; Joseph McNamara, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School, Lee's Summit, Missouri; Danielle Booth, Saint James Academy; Jayden Brethour, Integritas Academy (Home Education); Kaylee Brungardt, St. James Academy; William Delzeit, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School; Katelyn Frier, Olathe Northwest High School; Joshua Grimes, Olathe Northwest High School; and Mathys Moore, De Soto High School, Lenexa, Kansas; Reese Reitz, Louisburg High School, Louisburg, Kansas; Luke Bunker, Spring Hill High School; Ryan Hoyt, Olathe Northwest High School; Jax Marn, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School; Mindi Marstall, Olathe East High School; Meredith McCalmon, Olathe West High School; Nalen Rangarajan, Olathe North High School; Sophia Schneider, Olathe West High School; Nick Suttle, Olathe North High School; Joseph Vance, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School; Jarrett Vorhies, Olathe Northwest High School; and Macie Warren, Olathe South High School; Olathe, Kansas; Grace Young, Osawatomie High School, Osawatomie, Kansas; Sarah Anliker, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School; Sarjoun Fardoun, Blue Valley High School; Lindsey Farthing, Blue Valley Northwest High School; Lydia Flynn, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School; Abby Horsch, Olathe East High School; Margot McClain, Shawnee Mission South High School; Jerome Schaefer, St. James Academy; and Mackenzie Black, Olathe East High School, Overland Park, Kansas; Delaney Wright, Louisburg High School, Paola, Kansas; Caroline Sandstrom, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas; Alyssa Cunningham, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School; Megan Freeman, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School; Austin Mills, De Soto High School; Bridget Roy, Mill Valley High School; Braden Stuke, Mill Valley High School; and Ella Tow, Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas; Hannah Hulse, Gardner Edgerton High School; and Daniel Mitchell, Spring Hill High School, Spring Hill, Kansas; and Jonathan Staten, Blue Valley South West High School, Stilwell, Kansas.
Additionally, 42 current K-State students have received the opportunity to have their scholarship renewed for the 2022-23 school year. They are:
Scout Molder, Kansas City, Kansas; Kayleigh Bednar, Jessica Binckley, Summer Murphy, Evie Rodenbaugh and Kaylyn Taylor, Kansas City, Missouri; Samantha Kopecky, Matthew Lippe, Ryan Pope, Avanelle Stoltz, Dylan Feist, Tamara Lopez Monroy, Stacia Mendoza, Anna Traynham, Olivia Waren and Madison Lowen, Lenexa; Josi Frigon and Emily Shepherd, Liberty, Missouri; Theresa Burg, Masen Kindler, Kennedy Mounce, Cade Rapp, Nicholas Saia and Kate Weisner, Olathe; Edward Berns-Hoyt, Abby Collins, Jack Dillavou, Nicholas Edwards, Emily Farthing, Braden Funk, Jackson Meyer, Brenna Morrison, Josh Murdock, Victoria Ward and Lauren Weber, Overland Park; Blythe Bolar, Prairie Village; and Ella Boxx, Josie Carey, Meghan Dillon, Grace McLeod, Amelia Mullin and Megan Whorley, Shawnee.