By JESSICA ROBINSON
Riverside High School senior Khloe Kennedy is very grateful after receiving a Horatio Alger State Scholarship.
The state scholarship awards $10,000 total to high school students that have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives. The $10,000 is distributed over a period of four years ($2,000 for the first three years, $4,000 for the final year).
“I am very thankful,” said Kennedy, who is relieved that this is one less thing she has to think about and can go to college.
Like other seniors, Kennedy heard about the scholarship through RMHS guidance counselor Judee Solberg. Kennedy said she had a long online application that took time. The application asked about financial status, school background, extracurricular activities and essay portions.
Kennedy is the daughter of Tiffany Kennedy of Cody and Timmy and Pamela Kennedy of Basin.
Kennedy is involved in various activities including volleyball, student council, speech and debate, academic challenge, Spanish club, and drama club.
She is planning to attend Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., to obtain a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.
Kennedy said she is grateful in regard to receiving the scholarship. She realizes a lot of students applied for the scholarship that did not get chosen, so she is choosing to maintain an attitude of gratitude.
“It’s truly a blessing,” she said.