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After winning their first district tournament title since 2004, the good news keeps coming for two seniors on the Marion County High School volleyball team.
Rosanna Scott and Kristen Bradshaw have been announced as winners of the first ever Heather Garrett Memorial Scholarship.
Scott is the daughter of Dr. Brian and Lorraine Scott. She currently has a 4.0 G.P.A. and scored a 30 on the ACT test. She plans to attend the University of Louisville and is undecided on her major.
Bradshaw is the daughter of Glen and Simone Bradshaw. She currently has a 3.9 G.P.A. and scored a 25 on the ACT test. She plans to attend Campbellsville University and is seeking to become a registered nurse.
Lady Knights Volleyball Head Coach David Hibbard explains the history of why the scholarship was founded.
"We started this scholarship program two years ago when a former player, Heather Garrett, was killed in a car accident on US 68. She played for three years and was the captain of the squad that won our first district title in 2003. After high school, she could not afford to go to college and so continued to work to save money for school," Hibbard said. "Right as she was getting ready to start at St. Catherine College, she was killed in the accident. We wanted to honor her memory by helping some of our players pay for their schooling."
Hibbard said Garrett came to him for help with filling out a financial aid form before the accident. He and other committee members (Stacey Hall, Jan Bradshaw, Felicia Sanchez) wanted to help out other students in her honor, even if only in a small way.
Normally the scholarship will go to one senior a year but this season proved unique.
"Since we did not have seniors on the team last year, we are awarding two scholarships this year," Hibbard said.
"I am very proud of both of these young ladies. They represent everything positive about our program and both will use their education to improve both their community and their world. Heather would have been proud to play with these two young ladies and see them succeed in their future endeavors," Hibbard said.