Twelve of the most recent Scholar Athletes were honored May 10 at Kentucky Utilities at the annual Scholar Athlete celebration sponsored by Lexington Family Magazine and KU.
In addition, Ethan Tan and Eva Mitchell – names drawn at random at the event – split the Darrell B. Pulliam Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 that was presented by Mike Pulliam.
The scholarship is named in honor of Pulliam’s late father.
Pulliam, a Rector Hayden real estate agent and a golf instructor at Man o Golf, contributed to the scholarship fund along with Howard Smith of Smith Garage Equipment, Barry and Mike Barrett of Auto Excel, local accountant Kenny Frank, Dairy Queen franchise owner Paul Wright and PBI Bank. Y
Flanking the 12 Scholar Athlete above are Cliff Feltham of KU and Pulliam, let, and John Lynch, right, of Lexington Family Magazine.
The Scholar Athletes, left to right starting with the back row, are Justin Kelley (Dunbar High) Jessica Sunnenberg (Henry Clay), Joe Muschong (Lafayette), Harrison Williams (Trinity Christian Academy), Ethan Tan (Dunbar) and Autumn Herriford (Dunbar).
Front row: Courtney Mims (Sayre), Haley Todd (Lafayette), Eva Mitchell (West Jessamine), Michaela Rinehart (Lexington Catholic), Maddie Covey (Tates Creek) and Alex Mortimer (Tates Creek).
Scholarship winners with Mike Pulliam are Ethan Tan of Dunbar High and Eva Mitchell of West Jessamine High.