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Weigand Scholars

"I am honored to join such an elite and unique group of legal scholars. Through the generosity of Mr. Weigand and the Trust, scholars have the opportunity to not only network with the best and brightest in Kansas, but to focus their attention on becoming the strongest attorneys possible. I will be forever indebted to Mr. Weigand and the Trust for their support and look forward to the amazing journey on which I am about to embark."

Taylor has demonstrated a strong commitment to academic excellence throughout her law school and undergraduate careers. Graduating with a 4.0 GPA from Kansas State University, Taylor exhibited a commitment not only to academics, but to a number of extracurricular organizations as well. A member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and inducted into eight honor societies, Taylor dedicated her time to K-State's Student Governing Association, both as a senator and as the Student Safety Director, as well as to the Student Alumni Board, Student Foundation, the K-State Proud Advisory Board, and Blue Key Senior Honorary. As a senior, Taylor also led a leadership development class and served as the co-director of K-State's annual High School Leadership Conference.

In addition to her involvement at K-State, Taylor pursued a number of internship opportunities, including two sessions in the Kansas Senate President's Office and a summer in Washington D.C. with Senator Roberts. During the 2011 Session, Taylor served as a legislative assistant to Kansas Senate President Steve Morris.

Ranking in the top 10% of her class at Washburn Law, Taylor hopes to continue her trend of extra-curricular and community involvement. She currently holds the Kansas Bar Association Junior Representative position in the Washburn Student Bar Association and will serve as Barrister's Ball Committee Chair this fall.

When not studying, Taylor enjoys running, skiing, scuba diving, traveling and attending various theatrical and musical productions.

"It is the people within the state of Kansas that make it so unique and a truly special place to live and work. As so aptly demonstrated by Mr. Weigand and the Trust, Kansas instills within its residents the ideals of honesty, integrity, and compassion. I feel so fortunate to have been raised in Kansas and look forward to pursuing a future career in the state that has shaped me into the individual I am today."

Taylor Concannon

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2013, 2014

Hugoton, KS

B.S., Political Science, Kansas State University, 2010

  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Kansas State University Leadership Scholar
  • McKelvie Scholar
  • Bork Leadership Scholar
  • St. Louis Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi Region Five Outstanding Sophomore
  • Blue Key and Order of Omega

J.D. Candidate, Washburn University School of Law, 2014

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