Gwinn gets first Reed-Lions scholarship
Kevin Gwinn is the first high school graduate to be awarded the Reed/Lions Scholarship. The 1998 graduate of Douglas High will attend Western Nevada Community College this fall. He was granted a $2,000 scholarship.
The Reed/Lions Scholarship was founded upon the death of Warren Reed, a long-time member of the Carson Valley Lions Club and a respected man within the community.
Details were released in a statement by his son, Alan Reed, who said, “This grant is designed to help students of single parents, who have a true need for financial assistance. It is open to graduates of Douglas, Coleville, Smith Valley and Whittell high schools. It can be used only at the Carson Valley or Carson City campuses of WNCC. My Dad felt strongly about returning some of his success to the kids of this area, and I’m honored to announce the first recipient of this award. We’re excited about helping Kevin and look forward to years and years of helping the young people in our community.”
The Reed/Lions award is administered by a committee of four, consisting of Michael Coleman, retired certified public accountant; Sandra Coverley, teacher at Scarselli Elementary; Jim Loughrey, retired school teacher of the San Mateo Community College District; and Jim Norton, insurance agent with Warren Reed Insurance and a former El Dorado County board of education trustee for 13 years.
Kevin’s interests are sports and coaching. He is the son of Melinda Gwinn, and he plans to become a teacher and a coach.
Scholarship money is still available for the 1998-99 academic year. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact any of the committee members or Alan Reed at Warren Reed Insurance.
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