The Howard County Sports Hall of Fame in Kokomo, Indiana, has named Western High School senior Trevor White and Kokomo High School senior Vicky Qiu as its annual scholarship award winners.
Both White and Qiu were presented with a $500 scholarship, which typically is awarded during senior recognition programs, but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, an alternate presentation was made. The scholarship winners will also be honored at a future Hall of Fame banquet.
“Regardless of the world crisis, the Hall of Fame board is pleased we can still recognize those student-athletes who represent the best in Howard County high school athletics,” said Howard County Sports Hall of Fame President Steve Geiselman. “Our hope is that the financial reward we provide can help ensure future successes in the classroom by these young men and women.”
Trevor White, who plans to attend Indiana University Kokomo and major in accounting, will graduate from Western High School with a perfect 4.272 grade point average.
White was a four-year member of the varsity golf team and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has worked at Crew Car Wash, Gabe’s Pizza and is a licensed IHSAA basketball official.
The future IUK student said he would also like to earn his associate’s degree in criminal justice. After college, he plans to work in law enforcement and eventually become an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, investigating crimes such as embezzlement, fraud, and money laundering.
Vicky Qiu, who plans to attend Purdue University and major in general management, will graduate from Kokomo High School with a grade point average higher than a perfect 4.095.
Qiu is vice president of the senior class and was a member of the varsity soccer and tennis teams. She was also a member of the student council, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board, National Honor Society and Student Government where Qiu held officer positions in several of those organizations.
After graduating from college, she would like to join the Peace Corps to aid other countries in their economic development before moving to a career in management.
The board of directors of the Howard County Sports Hall of Fame congratulates Trevor White and Vicky Qiu on outstanding high school careers and wishes them success in their endeavors. This was the second year the Hall of Fame presented scholarships.
The Howard County Sports Hall of Fame was established on March 25, 2003, with a purpose to honor outstanding persons, living or deceased, who have gained prominence and have made substantial contributions on behalf of themselves and Howard County in the fields of amateur and professional sports. To date, more than 100 athletes, coaches and contributors have been inducted, with plaques on display at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center, located at 1500 N. Reed Road in Kokomo.