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KACo Presidential Scholarship

Two worthy students in Warren County awarded scholarships 

Warren East High School's Peyton Eversoll and Bowling Green High School's Kendle White are the 2023 KACo Presidential Scholarship recipients.

White is the daughter of Denna and Daniel White. While at Bowling Green High School, she was a member of the school’s National Honor Society, Beta Club and choir. During her academic career, she took several honors and dual credit classes. 

White played softball for the Purples, starting every year since she was in seventh grade. She plans to play softball at Western Kentucky University in the fall. At WKU, she plans to study pre-dentistry and hopes to become a dentist. 

Eversoll is the daughter of Julie and Brian Eversoll. Like White, she also plans to attend WKU, studying business administration in pursuit of a Juris Doctor degree.  

While at Warren East High School, Eversoll participated in many community service projects with her local humane society, a Christian health center, and she aided in projects to help feed people in the homeless community. 

Eversoll also was involved in the school’s Green Dot program that promoted antibullying among students in the school. 

Eversoll and White will receive $2,000 annually up to four years or until graduation, whichever comes first. 

About the scholarship

The KACo Presidential Scholarship is presented to a selected student from the home county of the current president of KACo. This year's president is Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken (pictured below with this year's recipients).

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must permanently reside in Warren County. The recipients must attend an in-state college or university or a two-year technical college in the fall following graduation. 

Application documents include:

  • recommendation letter from the staff person at their high school (not to exceed one page);
  • recommendation letter from a local community member (not to exceed one page);
  • essay response not to exceed 500 words; and
  • information for a student resume listing activities, clubs, offices held and any honors worth noting. 

A scholarship committee composed of KACo board members chooses the recipient or recipients each year. The current president and any board member from the same county are not eligible to serve on the committee.

The 2024 Presidential Scholarship is set to be presented in Scott County. 

Contact Susan Riddell at with any questions.

Peyton Eversoll, Warren East High School
Kendle White, Bowling Green High School


KACo Presidential Scholarship recipients

2023 - Peyton Eversoll, Warren East High School and Kendle White, Bowling Green High School
2022 - Abigayle Godbey, Boyle County High School and Anajah Perrin, Danville High School
2021 - Julia Kilgore, Berea Community High School and Eddie Woolery, Model Laboratory School
2020 – Bryce Chenot, Boone County High School
2019 – Parker Parrent, Caldwell County High School
2018 – Nicholas Gudgel, Ballard High School
2017 – Cara Daniels, Henderson County High School
2016 – Nicolas Wimms, Franklin-Simpson High School
2015 – Olivia Matlin, Shelby County High School
2014 – Hannah Turner, Warren East High School
2013 – Ryan Hornback, LaRue County High School
2012 – Taylor Domidion, Garrard County High School
2011 – Sarah Elizabeth Mullins, Belfry High School
2010 – Michael Brown, George Rogers Clark High School
2009 – Jordan Thomas, Hopkinsville High School
2008 – Joey Bentley, Spencer County High School
2007 – Leigh Ann Sweasy, Shelby County High School
2006 – Hayley Barbato, Boyle County High School and Julia Peterson, Danville High School
2005 – Whitney Englert and Rebecca Sweeney, Mason County High School
2004 – Alexandrea Higdon and Ashley Whitledge, Webster County High School
2003 – Tritney Beth Griffin, Henderson County High School
2002 – Lori Ann Nethery, Henry County High School
2001 – Andrea Heflin, McLean County High School 

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