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03/18/17 – KHSAA To Award Second Annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships

March 18, 2017 2016-2017 News Releases



The KHSAA will present the second annual Louis Stout Memorial Scholarships during tonight’s semifinals of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® to David Chase Baker from Menifee County and Madison Lauer from Taylor 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 high school and college administrators, 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 Menifee County, Baker competes in baseball, soccer and golf for the Wildcats, and was a founding member of the school’s archery program. Among his many accomplishments, Baker was a 2015 Rogers Scholar Graduate, an ambassador of the Barr Youth Ambassadors Program, the National Beta Club and the Y Club. In addition, Baker is an actor and a stage hand with the Menifee County Community Theater Group, a volunteer for the Menifee County Animal Shelter and Relay for Life events in the area, and a senior member of his church’s youth group.

Lauer is also a multi-sport athlete, competing in a soccer, volleyball and basketball at Taylor County. She currently holds a perfect 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, Beta Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Student Government Association, among her many other extracurricular activities. She has done extensive volunteer work with numerous groups, including Habitat for Humanity, Taylor County Food Bank Drives, and the Grandview Nursing Home.

Individuals interested in contributing to the fund can send a donation care of the Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship Fund to the KHSAA offices.


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 278 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 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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