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02/25/19 – KHSAA to Award Fourth Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships at Boys’ Sweet 16®

February 25, 2019 2018-2019 News Releases


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2019

The KHSAA will present the fourth annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships during the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® to Lance Butler of Paducah Tilghman and Brynne Galloway of Garrard County.

When former Commissioner Louis Stout passed away in 2012, his late widow Anna directed that donations on his behalf go to the Louis Stout Memorial Fund for Students. Mrs. Stout felt this was an opportunity for the KHSAA to honor student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, school service and community service.

Winners will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship payable to an institution of higher learning, and were chosen after careful review, with selection criteria based on athletic activities, non-athletic activities, non-school activities and an essay on the role a student-athlete should play in the community.

A multisport athlete at Paducah Tilghman, Butler played football for the Blue Tornado for four seasons, serving as the starting kicker and punter for the last three years, and is also a distance runner on the track and field team. He previously played soccer for two seasons and spent one year on the baseball team. A 4.0 student, his many extracurricular activities include the Academic Team, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America, Math Bowl and Science Teams, Beta Club, Spanish Club and Interact Club. In addition, Butler served as a language assistant and a tutor through the school’s ESS program, and was recently named Mr. Tilghman, an award given by the school’s teachers to the outstanding male student of a graduating class. He attends Lone Oak Church of Christ and has been a member of its youth group all four years of high school, regularly assisting with children’s Bible hour, and was selected to be a Governor’s Scholar for the state of Kentucky last year.

Galloway is entering her fourth season as a member of Garrard County’s softball team. She previously played on the Lady Lions’ volleyball team as a sophomore, and joined the bowling team as a senior after gaining interest in the sport. Boasting a 4.0 grade point average, Galloway is involved in a number of activities at Garrard County, including BETA Club, National Honors Society, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), Student Council, Science Club, Future Farmers of America, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has served as her Class President and the President of FCCLA. For the past three summers, she volunteered as a camp counselor for Ephraim McDowell’s Camp Can Do and Camp Healthy Kids, and set up a fundraiser last summer to raise money for Kerrington’s Heart LLC, an organization that was founded on behalf of a young girl in her community with congenital heart disease.

Individuals interested in contributing to future scholarships can send a donation care of the Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship Fund to the KHSAA offices (2280 Executive Dr., Lexington, KY, 40505).

Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship Past Winners:
2016 – Jakob Beckley (Henry County); Abigail Abner (Buckhorn)
2017 – David Chase Baker (Menifee County); Madison Lauer (Taylor County)
2018 – Will Feese (Model); Simone and Sidney Bibbs (Bryan Station)


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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