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KCA & GoBob Pipe & Steel Announce Scholarship Program Recipients

The Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) and GoBob Pipe & Steel Scholarship Program recently awarded scholarships for 2020. Applicants were required to submit a completed application form detailing their secondary education plans, focus of future study, a formal resume as well as an essay of 250-500 words covering one of three topics. Those topics ranged from promoting positive agriculture and advocacy to proposing plant-based protein marketing and labeling restrictions.

KCA received twenty-one applications from highly qualified scholars. After careful consideration and review, the KCA Board of Directors offered five scholarship awards.

Chelsey Bieberle, Bushton, daughter of Jerry and Audria Bieberle has been awarded a $500 scholarship. Chelsey will continue pursuing a degree in Animal Science at Kansas State University this fall. She dedicates time and community service as a member of Sigma Alpha, Alpha Zeta, and as a Relay for Life Volunteer. Chelsey currently works in the K-State Vet Diagnostic Lab assisting lab workers as well as working for her family at Bieberle Farms. She also completed an internship at Phibro Animal Health in August 2019.

Reese Grigsby, Ashland, daughter of Brandon and Heather Grigsby has been awarded the Nathan Pike KCA Memorial Scholarship. She plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in pursuit of a nursing degree. Reese was a multiple-letterman in numerous sports while attending Ashland High School, including: volleyball, tennis, basketball, and cheer. She was active in her local 4-H and FFA chapters as well as a member of the Student Council. She works on the family ranch as well as a CNA at the Ashland Health Center. Ever keeping busy, she works a third job as a Facilities Coordinator for the Ashland Recreation Commission.

Dalton Dicks, Great Bend, son of Shane and Hayley Dicks, has been awarded a $500 GoBob & KCA Scholarship. He plans to attend Wichita State University in the fall in pursuit of a degree in Media Arts and Collaborative Design.

Dalton is a recent graduate of Great Bend High School where he earned a 4.0 grade point average. He was very active in the Barton County 4-H and FFA, played tennis, and helped take the GBHS Varsity Bowling team to a 2nd Place State Champion finish. In addition to all of his academic and extracurricular achievements, Dalton worked two jobs, both on the ranch and for the Ark Valley Veterinary Hospital and completed coursework at Barton Community College.

Holly Brockmeier, daughter of Glen & Nancy Brockmeier, has been awarded a $500 Go-Bob & KCA Scholarship. Holly is a recent graduate of Hope High School, and plans to attend Emporia State University in the fall, pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She had an exceptionally accomplished high school career, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.

Brockmeier... As a student athlete, Holly participated in volleyball, basketball, track, and powerlifting. She was also a leader in FBLA, a Kansas Honors Scholar, Class Vice-President and FFA member and Vice President. Her accolades spilled over into extensive community service and as an active member in the Redeemer Lutheran Church.

JaelAnn Hoover, daughter of Michael and Heather Hoover, has been awarded a $500 GoBob & KCA Scholarship. Holly plans to continue her studies at the University of Missouri in pursuit of her Journalism Degree. Her education is focused on Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Agriculture. Prior to the University of Missouri, JaelAnn received her Associate of Arts from Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS. She is a distinguished alumni member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and previous member of 4-H.

KCA would like to thank all of the applicants for taking part in the scholarship program. Also, thank you to Bob Studebaker and GoBob Pipe and Steel for their generous financial support of the scholarship program. The Nathan Pike Memorial KCA Scholarship was made possible by donations from Beverly Pike, Ronnie & Wah-Leeta Rogers, and David Rogers.

COVID-19 has created numerous challenges with education on all levels. KCA wishes all students and educators a safe, productive, and prosperous year.


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