The winners for 2013 Teamsters Local 89 scholarships were randomly drawn and announced at June’s General Membership Meeting. Five girls and five boys each received a $1000 scholarship to be used toward their higher educations. The proud parents of these inspiring young people are all Teamsters Local 89 members.
Jeffboat Teamster Donald Atkins Jr. is the proud father of this scholarship winner. Kayla will be attending IUS in the fall where she will be studying dental hygiene. She is a graduate of Crawford County High School where she obtained a high level of academic success and honors.
Justin is the son of Zenith Teamster Stephen Gallagher. In addition to the Local 89 scholarship, he has received a scholarship from Spalding University where he will be a member of cross country and track teams. He will be majoring in occupational therapy.
Kelsey is the daughter of American Greetings member Laura Greenwell. She will be studying accounting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in fall. Her plans are to pursue a bachelor’s degree after completing ECTC. Kelsey graduated from Nelson County High School with honors from the National Honors Society.
UPS member Chris Rawlins is the proud parent of Kentwaine Hawkins. Kentwaine plans on attending Jefferson Community College in fall and is looking to move forward with his academic career at Kentucky State University or the United States Navy.
Hanna is the daughter of American Greetings member Kathy Miles. She plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College where she will major in accounting. She is a graduate of Nelson County High School where she was a member of the National Honors Society and the Drama Department.
Jeffboat Teamster James Omerso is the father of future Vincennes University student Jordan Omerso. He will be studying law enforcement beginning in fall. While a student at Eastern High School, Jordan played baseball, football and golf.
Dalton is the son of Air District Member Rhonda Faye Fisher. He will be studying engineering at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. He was a highly successful student at Bullitt East High School where he earned all A’s throughout his high school career and was enrolled in advanced placement classes. Along with being a highly involved member of the National Honors Society, he was a long time member of his school’s tennis team. He plans on pursuing a master’s degree after he completes his undergraduate work in his chosen field of engineering.
Daughter of UPS Worldport member Michael Westmoreland, Molly had a distinguished academic career at Atherton High School, where she earned both full Baccalaureate and Commonwealth diplomas. Molly was the recipient of Bausch and Lomb Science Award, an award in Spanish, and earned honors in math and history. She was also a member of the Atherton National Ocean and Science Bowl Team, which came in first in regional championships. She will be attending Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia where she will be double majoring in Peace Building and Development as well as Spanish.
Austin is the son of Taylor County RECC member Erin Wise. He was captain of the Taylor County High School Football Team and was also a member of both the Beta and Pep Clubs. Austin graduated with a number of academic honors. He plans majoring in aviation at Eastern Kentucky University in fall.
Kristina is the daughter of UPS Teamster Randall Yates. She is a graduate of Eastern High School and plans on attending Jefferson Community College in fall were she will be studying small business management in the school's Ultra Program. Afterwards, she plans on studying cosmetology which she says is her passion. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys activities such as hair and makeup, scrapbooking and crafts on Pinterest.