The memory of Kellie Godwin Hinshaw continues to shine bright through the scholarships being given to local students.
The Kellie’s Krew Scholarship Program, which was established to provide tuition assistance for students who exemplify outstanding community service and involvement, advocacy, and/or volunteerism, has been made available annually to students to assist with post-graduate education.
Hinshaw, a 1995 graduate of Midway High School, battled head and neck cancer from 2001 until her death in 2014. The Kellie’s Krew Foundation was formed as a not-for-profit entity to provide financial assistance to financially assist head and neck cancer patients who are actively receiving treatment, to provide research funding for agencies that focus on research focused on improving treatments for patients with head and neck cancer, and provide community outreach through scholarships and sponsorships to give back to our community who was so supportive of Kellie during her extended illness.
The Kellie’s Krew Scholarship committee recently awarded three scholarships for 2016. Ashlyn Warren and Sydney Sutton from Midway High School and Alex Neal from Triton High School were all recognized for outstanding volunteerism and scholastic performance.