The 2007-2008 Jim Buchanan Memorial Scholarship

Buchanan and Company is proud to announce the 2007-2008 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, 52 scholarships have been granted, totaling $68,900. 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 demonstrated leadership potential. This plaque is displayed at KSU in Waters Hall, room 137.

David Deforest is a Sophomore in Agronomy with an emphasis on consulting and production.  He comes from a farm near Florence, Kansas and graduated from Marion High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball, and was involved in a variety of class and student council leadership positions. At Kansas State, he is a member of the Wheat State Agronomy Club

Gloria Belton is a Freshman majoring in Agricultural Education.  She grew up on a farm near Tampa, Kansas and graduated from Centre High School, where she played volleyball, and basketball, and was a member of the National Honor Society.  She held numerous leadership positions in FFA.  Gloria's sister, Emily, received the Buchanan scholarship in 1997, and her brother, Derek, in 2003.

Westin Holloway comes from a farm near Lone Elm, Kansas and graduated from Crest High School at Colony.  He played football and basketball, and was a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council, and FFA.  He is majoring in Agriculture Technology Management, and is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.  His plans at Kansas State are to become involved in the ATM club, the Quarter-Scale Tractor club, and become an Ag Ambassador.

Nichole Ely grew up on a farm at Inman, Kansas. She is the daughter of Lowel and Paula Ely.  She has a younger brother, Zachary and a younger sister, Kenda.  She was active in FFA, holding both local and district offices.  She participated in volleyball, basketball and track, and was a member of her Student Council and the National Honor Society.  She was a 4-H member for 12 years and showed sheep, beef cattle and swine.  A Freshman at Kansas State, she is majoring in Agriculture Communications and Journalism.

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