The 2009-2010 Jim Buchanan Memorial Scholarship

Buchanan and Company is proud to announce the 2009-2010 recipients of the Jim Buchanan Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established upon Jim's death in 1993 by his family, friends and business associates. It is funded by income from a permanent endowment in the Kansas State University Foundation. That endowment has now grown to well over $100,000. Including this year's recipients, 62 scholarships have been granted, totaling  $80,455. Criteria include, but are not limited to, enrollment in Agriculture at Kansas State University, graduation from a small Kansas high school, participation in 4-H, FFA and athletics, and demonstration of leadership potential. This plaque is displayed at KSU in Waters Hall, room 137.

Meghan Blythe grew up on an Angus cattle operation in the Flinthills and graduated first in her class from White City High School. She has been involved with both the Kansas and National Junior Angus Associations for eight years and serving as Treasurer for the Kansas association. She is also a 12-year 4-H member. At Kansas State, Meghan is a freshman in Agricultural Communications and Journalism.

Robert McEwan is a freshman at Kansas State majoring in Food Science. He comes from Moran, Kansas, and graduated from Marmaton Valley High School where he played football, basketball and golf. He is a Kansas State Scholar, and has received a variety of other academic and athletic awards, including Kansas State’s Leadership Scholarship.

Kendal Clawson is from a farming/ranching background in southwest Kansas and was co-valedictorian at Satanta High School. He was a member of both 4-H and FFA state championship judging teams - livestock in 4-H and both livestock and meats in FFA. Kendal was a state champion 4-H beef project winner. At Kansas State, he is a freshman in Animal Science. Kendal’s parents are both K-Staters and his sister is a K-State student.


Cassie Curran graduated from Girard High School but attended Sedan High School for her first three years. Cassie participated in a variety of athletic, church, leadership, and academic activities. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Kansas Honors Scholar. She was on the 2008 state championship 4-H meats judging team. At Kansas State, she is a freshman in Food Science.

Cassandra Kniebel comes from a ranch south of Junction City and graduated from White City High School, where she was co-valedictorian. In addition to church, athletic and leadership activities, Cassandra is a member of the National Honor Society. She says K-State is “in her genes” because her mother has a K-State master’s degree in Animal Science. Cassandra is a freshman in Animal Science and intends to emphasize biostatistics.

Justin Meier is a repeat recipient from last year. He is from Great Bend, Kansas, and has a sister and brother that have already graduated from Kansas State. Justin continues to stay connected with 4-H and FFA by working with young 4-Hers at home, and by helping with the Kansas FFA Convention. Justin is a sophomore in Food Science and is hoping to continue in Veterinary Medicine.

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