Five students from across the state each will receive a $1,000 Ralgro Wheels for Bucks Scholarship from Merck Animal Health through the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) for the 2014-15 school year. Funding for these awards was generated from empty Ralgro wheels turned in by KLA members. For every empty wheel collected, Merck donated $1 to KLF to help fund scholarships.
Ryan Kinsler is the son of Ross and Judy Kinsler from Kingman. He will be a junior at Fort Hays State University this fall majoring in agronomy and animal nutrition. Leigh Ann Maurath, the daughter of Kurt and Julie Maurath from Oakley, will be attending Kansas State University and Manhattan Christian College this fall and majoring in agricultural communications. Brayden Miller is the son of Robert and Michelle Miller of Garnett. He will be a junior at K-State majoring in animal science. Kaitlin Morgan is the daughter of Monte and Leslie Morgan from Deerfield. She will be a senior at K-State majoring in animal science and agricultural communications. Gavin Swearngin, son of Tom and Kim Swearngin of Lawrence, will be a junior at K-State majoring in agriculture business.