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KAPE Spring 2022 Scholarship Awards

Braden Sevier

Braden graduated from Corbin High School in 2017 and is graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in May.  He is currently a football coach at Corbin High School while doing his studies in Education.  He will be graduating with an Elementary Education degree with plans to seek his Masters in Special Education and to work towards his Principalship.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kristen, who is a nurse.

Congratulations, Braden!

Gracie Staude

Gracie is currently doing her student teaching at West Jessamine CTC, and she plans to become a high school agriculture teacher.  She plans to get a graduate degree in Special Education and is a member of KAAE and NAAE.  She is from Frankfort, Kentucky.

Congratulations, Gracie!

Melissa Collier

Melissa Collier, of Mayfield, KY, is the recipient of this year’s $500 KAPE PD Scholarship. Mrs. Collier is the wife of Brian Collier and mom to Anna (12) and Addy (10). She currently teaches high school ELA and is the librarian and bus driver at Christian Fellowship School in Benton, KY. Mrs. Collier is also pursuing her Masters degree in School Libraries through Murray State University.

Congratulations, Mrs. Collier!

Jacob Falwell

Jacob Falwell is completing his 20th year teaching agriculture at Calloway County High School.  His wife, Laken, is the librarian at North Calloway Elementary, and they have three children ages 5, 8, and 11.  He is currently working to complete his doctorate in education at Murray State University.

Congratulations, Mr. Falwell!

Luke Glaser

Luke Glaser lives in Hazard, Kentucky, where he teaches AP Calculus, and Precalculus at Hazard High School. Glaser has served as a City Commissioner in Hazard since 2018. His work includes modernizing infrastructure and creating one of the most comprehensive city internship programs in the state of Kentucky. Glaser is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (English and Hispanic Studies) and received his Masters in Educational Studies through Johns Hopkins University. In 2019, Glaser was selected for the inaugural Appalachian Leadership Institute through the Appalachian Regional Commission. 

In his free time, he enjoys running, being profoundly mediocre at guitar, and training his dog to get drinks out of the refrigerator.

Congratulations, Mr. Glaser!

Mollie Harne

Mollie Harne is a graduating senior at Casey County High School.  She plans to attend Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in the fall of 2022. She will spend her first year exploring SCAD's 40 potential art majors before declaring her major. In her free time, Mollie enjoys tennis, traveling, photography, reading, and coffee shop dates with friends. Regarding her future Mollie said, "It is impossible to predict what I will be doing, who I will be committed to, or where I will live five years from now. What I do hope is that I will be able to honestly say, 'I used the experiences I encountered, the people I met, and the connections I made to become a better person."  She was sponsored by her mother, KAPE member Kristal Harne, in applying for the Family Member Scholarship.

Congratulations, Mollie!

Conner Lockhart

Conner Matthew Lockhart is a graduate of Betsy Layne High School in Floyd County, where he graduated as salutatorian. He was also a student at the Floyd County School of Innovation, where he completed both the computer science and engineering pathways.  He is the son of Keith & Angela Lockhart of Pikeville. Conner is an Eagle Scout and a member of Order of the Arrow, Kawida Lodge. He is also a member of Pikeville United Methodist Church. Conner plans to attend Big Sandy Community and Technical College with the University of the Cumberlands Pathways program, where his majors are Computer & Information Technologies and Digital Printing Technology. Conner is thankful for the opportunities that the Floyd County School of Innovation provided for him in both computer science and engineering. Conner is also thankful for those who provided opportunities for him and believed in him, despite his rough start in life. He is learning that his story is one of hope and empowerment, and that sharing this story may help others who need encouragement to push through hardships.

Congratulations, Conner!

Madison Vandeventer

Madison Vandeventer is proud to have been selected for the KAPE Family Member scholarship. She attends South Laurel High School, and she will be graduating as valedictorian. Madison is a volunteer firefighter and an associate at Walmart.  She played varsity soccer, trains horses, and volunteers any free time that she has to her community. Madison will be attending Centre College as a BMB major with pre-med concentrations in the fall. She intends to be a cardio-thoracic surgeon.

Congratulations, Madison!

Emily Elam

Emily Elam is the recipient of KAPE’s STAR Student/Teacher Mentor scholarship. She is from Morehead, KY and is a graduate of Rowan County High School. Emily will be attending Morehead State University in the Fall to major in Radiologic Sciences. Her goal is to become an Ultrasound Tech in a hospital setting or a doctor’s office. She enjoys playing the piano, spending time with friends and family, and sewing.

Congratulations, Emily!

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