KiCam Projects’ mission is to bring both inspiration and information to the world, so where better to start than in our own community?
Our publisher, Lori Highlander, was thrilled to be part of the selection committee for the Purdy-Games Memorial Scholarship created by her stepfather, Jay R. Purdy, who passed away in 2017. Purdy’s bequest of more than $1 million will provide for an annual award of up to $10,000 in post-secondary scholarships for students graduating from Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School, Highlander’s alma mater. (Purdy’s mother, Helen Games, was an elementary teacher in Ripley.)
In its first year, the Purdy-Games Scholarship was awarded to Whitney King ($7,500), Kamri-Beth Offutt ($7,500), Brian Dunn ($2,500), Andrea Preston ($2,000), and Madisyn Blackburn ($1,500). Winners were selected based on criteria including academic performance and grade-point average, ACT score, extracurricular activities, employment history, financial need, and strength of a written essay.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to know Jay has left such a legacy right here in our own backyard,” Highlander says. “Jay was an amazing man, and I’m thrilled to be part of this scholarship fund, making it possible for our local graduates to further their educations and better themselves.”
Congratulations from KiCam to all of this year’s winners. Your futures are so bright!
For information on 2019 scholarships, please email RULH counselor Jasmine Osman.