"Education is about instilling a lifelong love of learning, and providing students with the tools to read and think critically and speak persuasively. It’s not mere training for employment. True education equips students with fundamental skills for human flourishing.”

Carson Brenneman


Oklahoma State University 
Stillwater, OK

High School:

Classical School of Wichita, 2022
Wichita, KS

Activities and Interests:

Carson was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. His parents are Michael and Christina, and he has an older sister, Eden.

While attending the Classical School of Wichita, Carson read countless books as a part of the school’s classical curriculum. Reading these classical texts, written by some of the most influential authors of western civilization, has inspired him to pursue history, politics, and law. 

Carson has been involved in a variety of roles within student government throughout high school, helping organize events and service projects. As Student Body President his senior year, Carson has continued to lead the school with a commitment to community service. “What sets a leader apart in my mind isn’t just how they do their job; it’s also how they act in their daily life. Do they strive to serve others whenever they can? Are they themself willing to do everything they ask of others? Humility is paramount, and a leader’s actions must show that they consider themself a servant, not a master.”

As a volunteer math tutor to underprivileged children, a CSW after school care worker, and a Worshipers in Training volunteer at his church, Carson has demonstrated the importance he places in giving back to the community.“I hope that my actions demonstrate my desire to put others before myself. As a Christian, self-sacrifice is something I wish to exemplify every day. I am grateful to the school and community that has helped to shape me over the years, and I’m happy to give back in any way I can.”

Carson will be studying Political Science at Oklahoma State University, aiming at going to law school after he’s done with my undergraduate. OSU has a great campus and honors college, and they provided him a generous scholarship offer. This summer, Carson is working at Mathnasium as an instructor, volunteering for Congressman Tracey Mann’s campaign, and building a PC.

“I’m not sure what kind of law I want to practice, but I know I will be able to make an impact in public service wherever I end up. Whether that be teaching, serving in local politics, or arguing before the supreme court, I will be happy knowing that I am serving my community and pursuing a subject that I love.”