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Local Members Receive National FFA Foundation Scholarships

The National FFA Foundation awarded scholarships to members across the state of Kansas. FFA members were recognized for scholarship awards at the 90th Kansas FFA State Convention, May 30–June 1, 2018, on the Kansas State University campus.

The National Foundation offers approximately $2.7 million, generously donated by numerous sponsors, to FFA members across the nation every year. The awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 to assist with their education at a two-year or four-year institution.

This year’s recipients are from: Abilene — Raycelon Kuntz; Anderson County — Katie Lybarger; Atwood — Natalie Hawkins; Beloit — Caden Emmot; Blue Valley — Michael Wright; Bucklin — John DeWeese; Buhler — Brenton Cooke; Central Heights — Chad Hibdon; Chapman — Rebekah Johnson; Cheney — Sam Reno; Chetopa — Lane Kabrey; Clay Center — Kinzey Cott, Courtney Sherbert; Ell-Saline — Spencer Came; Eureka — Jade Edwards; Goessel — Emily Meier, Madeline Meier; Hiawatha — Emma Williams, Tess Wolney; Inman — Ashton Brunk, Max Harman; Jefferson West — Nathan Buss; Labette County — Abby Goins, Maria Payne; Lakeside — Nicholas Schmitt; Linn — Evan Bott, Hannah Dittmer; Maize — Bradon Carp; Manhattan — Neeley Bowden; Marysville — Kayla Glore; Minneapolis — Carlean Sanders; Mission Valley — Mateo Lisk; Newton — Kathryn Kingsley; Oakley — Mattie Holzmeister, McKellen Rains; Paola — Tanner Duncan; Peabody-Burns — Devon Gaines; Pike Valley — Ben Jensen; Plainville — Noah Hansen; Sabetha — Wyatt Beyer, MiKayla Deters, Kyle Grimm; Southeast — Eric Underwood; Spring Hill — Michael Dowd; St. Francis — Emileigh Dinkel; Tonganoxie — Alan Hinds; Twin Valley — Ryan Stanley; Uniontown — Colt Sutterby; Washburn Rural — Jordan Vandervort; Washington County; — Levi Gauby.

Photos may be available upon request depending on student availability. E-mail [email protected] or go to for photos.

The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 9,579 agricultural education students in 198 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 653,359 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 8,568 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.


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