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Four students earn Allen scholarships

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By The Staff

The 2009 Matthew Curtis Allen Memorial Scholarship recipients were awarded their scholarships on Saturday, July 25th, at the annual MC 14 Basketball Tournament. This year’s recipients were:

Grant Lee Polson - of Mount Washington. Grant is the son of Garry and Kathy Polson. Grant ranked first in his class of 236 at Bullitt East High School. He was a Varsity Basketball player, a Governor’s Scholar and participated in The National Honors Society, as well as volunteering as a coach, referee and tutor.

Megan Willy - of Mount Washington, is the daughter of Vance and Kathy Willy. Megan also graduated from Bullitt East High School where she played Varsity Basketball and Volleyball, receiving various leadership and academic awards and volunteered in her church youth group.

David Jason Creason - of Shepherdsville. David is the son of Yvone Bell Creason and Douglas Creason. David is a graduate of Bullitt Central High School. He played basketball, baseball and golf. David was Vice President of the National Honors Society, received many Varsity basketball and baseball awards, attendance awards and was on the Honor Roll. David graduated wit a 4.0 GPA.

Kristen Marie Nation - of Mount Washington. Kristen is the daughter of Michelle Littlejohn. Kristen graduated from North Bullitt High School with a 4.0 GPA and graduated first in her class of 223 students. Kristen participated in tennis and dance and was a Governor’s Scholar. She also volunteered for Relay for Life, Walk for a Cure, American Heart Association, Toys for Tots and tutoring.

Each of the recipients were awarded a one-time, $1,000 scholarship in the memory of Matthew Curtis Allen, a graduate of Mount Washington Middle School, who was headed to Bullitt East High School, but was taken from us in a car accident in July of 2002. Since the formation of the Matthew Curtis Allen Scholarship, 26 Bullitt County seniors have been awarded $1,000 for a total of $26,000 in Matt’s name and memory.

During the annual basketball tournament, over $4,000 was raised.