One-thousand dollar scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – Trooper Island Camp, a free summer camp for 10-12 year olds, owned and operated by the Kentucky State Police, has announced its 2018 college scholarship winners. Each recipient will receive $1,000 to help defray the costs of higher education.
Trooper Island Camp Commander Jonathan Biven says the scholarship program was established in 2010 for qualifying high school seniors with plans to attend a college or university.
“This is a very unique thing we do here at Trooper Island Camp,” says Biven. “We are usually on the other side, accepting donations to send children to camp. This program allows us to reach out and possibly follow up with graduating seniors who may have been campers in the past.”
Biven says that the application process is open to all graduating seniors and being a camper in the past is not a prerequisite to receive funds.
One-thousand dollar scholarships were awarded to the following individuals:
Alyson P. Ford, of Owensboro, is the recipient from Owensboro Catholic High School. She plans to study business and psychology at Western Kentucky University, to obtain a certification in mortuary science and become a funeral director. Alyson is an active member in school as a cheerleader and participated in community activities focused on Trooper Island awareness.
MaKenna P. Gill, of Drakesboro, is the recipient from Muhlenberg County High School. She plans to study medicine at Madisonville Community College then to transfer to Vanderbilt University to complete her degree to become a nurse practitioner. MaKenna is heavily involved in school and focused on community service and volunteering.
Kyton E. Joseph, of Whitesburg, is the recipient from Harlan County High School. He plans to study political science at the University of Kentucky and then to further his education at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Kyton is heavily involved in school activities both in sports and academics and is an active volunteer in his community.
Chelsey D. Caldwell, of Wallins, is the recipient from Harlan County High School. She plans to study biology at the University of Pikeville and then to further her education at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Chelsey is an avid volunteer in her both her community and school extracurricular activities.
Hope N. Higgins, of London, is the recipient from North Laurel High School. Hope plans to study nursing at Eastern Kentucky University. Hope has been heavily involved in school both in sports and academics and she still finds time to be an avid contributing volunteer in her community.
Hunter B. Higgins, of London, is the recipient from North Laurel High School. He plans to study business management and accounting at Eastern Kentucky University. Hunter is actively involved in school sports and an active volunteer with Trooper Island.
Brian D. Owens, of Lawrenceburg, is the recipient from Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. He plans to study at Eastern Kentucky University and pursue a degree in paramedicine and fire science. Brian is involved in community activities focused on community service and volunteering.
Drake S. Poland, of Glasgow, is the recipient from Glasgow High School. He plans to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College to pursue a degree in criminal justice. Drake is an active volunteer in his community and an academic leader in his school.