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K-State Family of the Year application
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The Chimes Junior Honorary is seeking applications for the “Family of the Year” program, which recognizes families who have demonstrated their dedication to the K-State community and carry on the Wildcat legacy.
Selected by a committee, the winning family will be recognized as the K-State Family of the Year. The selected family will be recognized on the field as the Honorary Family of the Year at the September 24, football game against Missouri State, be guests of Chimes Junior Honorary at a recognition luncheon and will be presented with an engraved plaque.
“The Family of the Year program is a great way to honor K-State families who have shown great dedication to the Wildcat family,” said Celeste Bartels, President of Chimes Junior Honorary. “Chimes has sponsored this program for numerous years now. We love having the opportunity to recognize these outstanding families as well as meet them at the honorary lunch.”
Chimes, the junior honorary, selects the university’s Family of the Year based on three criteria: how the family is affiliated with the university; the way they show their loyalty and pride in Kansas State University; and what role family plays in their lives.
In 2015, the award celebrated the Beezley family. For more than six decades, three generations of the Beezley family have been involved in Kansas State University through athletics, the Blue Key National Honor Society, the university’s Greek system, the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture departments, the K-State Alumni Association, and the Ahearn Fund.
Applications are due by Aug. 19, and can be found at