Kirkwood School District Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients
On May 7, the Kirkwood School District Foundation (KSDF) held the annual Named Awards Scholarship recipient ceremony and presented students with scholarships and awards totaling more than $71,700.
The Named Awards Scholarship program was created in memory or in honor of students, family and friends of the community. The scholarships are made possible from KSDF because of the generous support of our donors, especially our donor families, Kirkwood parents, staff and alumni.
Recipients completed an on-line application. Once the application process closed, the KSDF Named Awards Committee reviewed all applications to determine which students to interview. In March 2019, the committee conducted interviews and selected the scholarship recipients.
The 2019 KSDF Named Award Recipients are pictured left to right front row: Daisha Jasenowski, Phillips-Wojtow Opportunity Award; Molly Prow, Glunt Family Award; Thomas Kocher, Evan Dalgaard Memorial Scholarship for Young Leaders.
2nd row: Coriana Proemsey, Franklin and Tresa McCallie Award; Jenna Dyroff, The Salivar Family Grant; Grace Hartman, Campbell Family Scholarship for College Bound Senior; Fraye Beyene, Barbara Holley Memorial Scholarship; Thomas Lennartz, Campbell Family Scholarship for Vocational, Technical or Skilled Trades.
3rd row: Mary Ralston, Denver Miller Memorial Scholarship; Margaret Bradley, Beth Brown Memorial Scholarship; Peyton Roberts, Joan Dowell Memorial Scholarship; Catherine Butler, Glunt Family Award; Brendan Davidson, Denver Miller Memorial Scholarship.
4th row: Caroline John, Woodard Family Fine Arts Grant; Olivia Squires, Russell and Ruth Kraus Memorial Art Scholarship; John Rintoul, Herb Jones Memorial Scholarship.
5th row: Rosalie Doyle, Russell and Ruth Kraus Memorial Music Scholarship; Anthony Speech, Jr. Mike Bales Memorial Scholarship; Noah Rowan, David Koeneker Memorial Award.
Not pictured: Sarah Capriglione, Beth Brown Memorial Scholarship and Grace Ferguson, Katie Stream Memorial Scholarship.
“Congratulations to each of the 2019 KSDF Named Award recipients,” said KSDF Named Award Chairman Dr. Derek Byers. “We are proud of you and all of your accomplishments. You all will represent Kirkwood well in the world, and hopefully some of you will come back to continue making this community even better. We especially thank all the generous donor families - those present tonight and not - who have made these awards possible. We are truly fortunate to be in a community where gifts like these truly make a difference to our students while also honoring the legacies of some very memorable Pioneers.”
KSDF was established in 1989. It is a public, not-for-profit organization with a mission of providing funding for educational programs and major projects that enhance our children's education that cannot be met with conventional funding sources.