Andover student wins $48,000 Clay Barton Scholarship at Wichita State

Caelan Dean won the $48,000 WSU Clay Barton Scholarship. (Courtesy: Wichita State University)

WICHITA, Kansas – Caelan Dean, a senior at Andover High School, has won the 2016 Wichita State University Clay Barton Scholarship.

He will receive $12,000 a year for four years to attend Wichita State. The $48,000 Barton Scholarship – up from $44,000 last year – is one of the largest business scholarships in the state.

Dean, who plans to major in economics, is involved in debate, forensics, marching band and concert band, and scholars bowl. He is a four-time qualifier to the state debate championships and a three-time qualifier to the state forensics championships, as well as a competitor in the 2014 National Championship for Speech and Forensics.

Community activities Dean takes part in include Friends of August, Street Outreach, Habitat for Humanity and Kids Network.

“Caelan has what it takes to continue the Barton Scholar legacy,” said Dotty Harpool, a member of the scholarship committee. “His superior academic, leadership and communication skills are exactly what we look for in a Barton Scholar.”

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