MU bound Heying receives $500 Rotary scholarship May 8
Marshall Rotary Club awarded the annual $500 scholarship to Kylie Heying at their regular meeting Thursday, May 8.
Carol Smith, Marshall high school principal, said she has known Heying several years on both the personal level and through school.
"She is very, very active," Smith said. Heying participates in cheerleading, basketball, soccer and volleyball and maintains above a 4.0 grade point average. She is taking weighted classes in high school and dual credit classes through Missouri Valley College.
"I feel very good about your selection," Smith said.
She plans to study pre-medicine at University of Missouri, according to Smith.
"I really want to be a pediatrician with emphasis in pulmonary," Heying said.
Smith said Heying displays many characteristics beyond her years, such as maturity, commitment and knowledge.
"She has set really high standards for her siblings," Smith said.
Heying is the daughter of Mike and Christy Heying of Marshall.
The scholarship funds come in part from the annual Rotary BBQ dinner, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year.
Partnering with Wal-Mart, Rotary also donates $2,500 to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. A $1,000 from the fundraiser goes to the annual Rotary Farmer's Luncheon. Veteran's Day Breakfast takes $600 of the funds.
"The best part is the funds raised all stay home to do what we want it to do," said Rotarian Larry Askins.
The club generated about $6,000 in ticket sales and sponsorships during the barbecue.
"The door prizes went well," Askins said. "And the entertainment was awesome."
After the barbecue, the leftovers were used to feed 30 to 40 people in the Circles of Saline County program.
Askins said he heard several requests for desserts and the Rotary club member's spouses have offered to make cookies and cakes.
"We're having desserts next year," he said.
The club does a few other smaller fundraisers to help generate funds for programs and events within the Rotary club.
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