Because of the generosity of family and friends of Gary Reynolds, the Billings Golden “K” Kiwanis announced that it has been able to provide a total of $2,000 in scholarships to West High School students.
Bob Reynolds loaned his support for the project.
The Gary Reynolds’ Scholarships were awarded to Brennan Hawsey and Michael Wheeler.
Brennan Hawsey (son of Lyle and Vicki Hawsey) has been very involved in extracurricular activities and service projects, all the time maintaining a solid 4.0 GPA, while taking a rigorous advanced placement and honors core curriculum. His school activities include being involved with football, cross-country, student council and speech and debate. He plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. He plans to major in economics and hopes to be a financial economist or an analyst for a major institution like the World Bank.
Michael Wheeler (son of Chadd and Paula Wheeler) wants to become a medical doctor specializing in anesthesiology or orthopedic sports medicine. He is a member of the National Honor Society, plays in the West High Symphonic band, swims competitively and is a member of the German Club. In addition to working part time, he volunteers at the Billings Clinic, Food Bank and with the summer reading program Reading Rocks. He plans to begin his pre-med program at the University of Montana.
Two West High Key Club Scholarships were awarded, one to Sarah Scheie and the other to Jessica Dutton.
Sarah (daughter of Holly Scheie) has balanced academics, athletics, community and family life. At school she is involved with Key Club, Speech and Debate, National Honor Society and cross-country. She has been active in her church and has also worked part time. She will attend Montana State University as an undecided major. She would like to explore her interests in both the medical and educational fields before making a final decision.
Jessica Dutton (daughter of Kurt and Karen Dutton) has maintained straight A’s in a challenging curriculum while being involved with both community and school activities. In the community she has worked with Special Olympics and Easter Seals-Goodwill Pediatric Therapy. She is a member of Honor Society, Creative Writing Club, Key Club, orchestra and has served as a West High Mentor. She plans to attend the University of Wyoming, majoring in architectural engineering.
The Golden “K” Kiwanis has awarded $33,000 worth of scholarships since 2008.