"Family and education are some of the most important things to me, and that is what the O'Shaughnessys highlight with this scholarship.  I am beyond grateful to be a part of this family they created."

Kael Conrady


United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

High School:

Valley Center High School, 2023
Valley Center, KS

Activities and Interests:

Kael J. Conrady was born on a military base in Misawa-Aomori, Japan to Judy and Tobias Conrady.  His parents both served in the military.  Their service taught them diligence, excellence, and morality.  They instilled these same values in him.  After Japan, he moved to Hawaii where he resided for 3 years before moving to Kansas.  He has lived in Valley Center Kansas for 13 years.  Kael has three older sisters: Arcilia, Caleigh and Kinley and one younger brother, Octavian.

During his high school career Kael participated in Swim, Cross Country, and Track.  These sports provided him a medium through which he learned confidence, leadership, and hard work.  Kael looks forward to opportunities to compete athletically whether for a school, organization, or simply for recreation and exercise.

He has had the opportunity to tutor many of his peers in varying subjects and enjoys learning by teaching.  Kael firmly believes that the education received when in the service of others is more valuable and important than any other.

Kael plans to attend a military academy.  Specifically, he has applied to the Air Force, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies.  He has always loved this country and holds dearly the freedoms that it supplies.  He believes that to serve his country whilst also pursuing a life of learning is a priceless opportunity.  Kael is most interested by mathematics and science.  Following this interest, he plans to study engineering and earn his pilot’s license.  

Before or during that time Kael will serve a mission through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He has held numerous leadership positions in his church and learned to collaborate with a diverse group of people.  Additionally, he has attended seminary during his four years of high school simultaneously receiving a theological education.