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June 4, 2014

Kiwanis Club awards scholarship to Conner Kennedy

Gainesville — Conner Kennedy, Gainesville High School (GHS) 2014 graduate, was honored during the recent Kiwanis meeting as the Kiwanis 2012 sophomore of the year $600 scholarship recipient for his efforts during the past three years at GHS.

Kennedy, who applied for the scholarship during his sophomore year, is racking up other honors including the GHS 2014 salutatorian and a Terry Scholarship winner ensuring him full coverage for his studies at the University of North Texas in Denton. With a medical degree as his goal, Kennedy’s pre-med plans are to major in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish.

Kennedy said that he was very grateful for the honor bestowed on him by the Kiwanis.

“I am truly grateful for this and I want to thank the Kiwanis for their support,” Kennedy said. “Much of my expenses are covered by the Terry scholarship but there are many other expenses that will come up.”

“I actually started college classes yesterday,” Kennedy said. “I will be attending high school graduation ceremonies tonight in Denton.”

Kennedy’s grandmother, Mrs. Bettie Clark of Gainesville said that she is very proud of her grandson.

“He is so smart,” she said. “I am very excited about his plans to become a doctor.”

According to the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Club website, “The Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Clubs adopted this sophomore scholarship program in 1979 to encourage sophomores to think about future scholarship opportunities at a time when they still have opportunities to become involved in school and leadership activities. The scholarships are not awarded solely on academics.”

For more information about the scholarship program and the Kiwanis organization, interested parties are urged to contact a local Kiwanis club member.

 

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