Blue Key, Kanas State University’s senior honorary, has selected its new members for the 2016-2017 school year.
Blue Key recognizes upperclassmen at colleges and universities throughout the nation for an exemplary and balanced record of achievement inside and outside the classroom. The society also annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to undergraduates at the university for excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.
Eligibility is based on leadership in student life, academic achievement, service to others, citizenship and adherence to principles of faith. Students in the honorary display excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.
Blue Key sponsors, administers, coordinates and teaches various programs and activities at Kansas State University. Members facilitate YOULead workshops, which are free leadership and team skills training sessions for students, clubs and organizations and the university. Other activities include coordinating Quest, the university’s freshman leadership honorary; coordinating and hosting the annual DiscoverU Conference for high school students interested learning more about college and the opportunities that await them; hosting the Leadership Appreciation Reception to recognize students across campus for their leadership; and teaching Catalyst, a self-development course.
Local Kansas State University students, who will be seniors in the 2016-2017 school year, are new members of Blue Key: Noah Trapp, microbiology, Ellsworth; Taylor Fry, marketing, Great Bend; Jessica Van Ranken, political science, Lindsborg.