Kevin Meeks of Wetumka High School in Wetumka, Oklahoma, has been awarded with the Linda Canaday Memorial Scholarship from Key Club International.
Kevin, son of Clay and Kimberly Meeks, will use the US$1,500 scholarship as he begins his college career at Oklahoma State University this fall.
“Kevin exemplifies the legacy that Linda Canaday left as first lady of Kiwanis International,” said Stan Soderstrom, executive director of Kiwanis International. “His leadership abilities and the devoted service to his community are impressive.”
The Linda Canaday Memorial Scholarship is funded by family and friends in memory of Kiwanian and 2008-09 First Lady Linda Canaday, wife of Kiwanis International Past President Don Canaday. More than 125 entries were judged by an esteemed panel of Kiwanis International board members and the Canaday family.
“Kevin is a one-of-a-kind student and a great leader in his school,” said City of Wetumka Mayor Brent McGee in his recommendation letter. “I suspect he will be an important community leader in the near future.”