Prairie View seniors awarded $592K in scholarships


Members of the family of the late Doug Whitcraft present Good News Scholarships to three Prairie View seniors on Wednesday. Family members making the presentation were, from left, Caleb Whitcraft, Krista Edwards, and Susie Whitcraft giving scholarships to Miranda Williams, Hallie Snyder and Kinley Baker. The scholarships were created in memory of the coach and middle school teacher who died earlier this year. (Photo by Janell Aust, Special to the Journal)


Graduating seniors from Prairie View High School will receive more than $592,000 in scholarships as they head off to college or trade schools. In a senior awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 24 members of the Class of 2022 were honored.


Some of the top scholarship winners were:

Hallie Snyder with two four-year scholarships to Baker University

Kinley Baker with a four-year scholarship to Mid-America Nazarene University

Kylee Eastwood with a four-year wrestling scholarship to William Penn University

Rylee Boone with a four-year softball scholarship to the University of Western Illinois

Jane Hough with a four-year track scholarship to Emporia State University

Lauren Aust with a four-year scholarship to Kansas State University.


Recipients of two-year scholarships to Fort Scott Community College included Kaden Stroup for livestock; Makenzie Brown, Payton Core, Josh Martin, and Gage Pugh for cheer; Brooklyn Moore for volleyball; and Logan Minden for rodeo.

Neosho County Community College gave two-year scholarships to Braxton Stainbrook and Jessica Petric for softball.


Here is the list of students and their scholarships:

Lauren Aust – PV FFA Booster Club Scholarship, KS FFA Boydston Scholarship, Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Scholarships-Cox Motor Co, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa National FFA Scholarship, Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), Kansas Livestock Foundation, Kansas Livestock Association Linn County Scholarship, MFA Foundation, KSU Royal Purple, KSU Academic Merit, Brand-Wagner, Peoples Telecommunications, Prairie View Education Foundation


Kinley Baker – Mid-America Nazarene University scholarship, Olathe Healthcare Career Scholarship, Community Garden, Brand-Wagner scholarship, American Red Cross scholarship, City of Parker and Heritage Park Board, Stainbrook Foundation Scholarship, Good News Scholarship-In memory of Doug Whitcraft, Centerville Community Church Scholarship, Living Proof Church Scholarship, Prairie View Education Foundation, Earlin Dewey Watson Memorial Scholarship, Vic Roche College Scholarship


Rylee Boone – University of Western Illinois softball scholarship, University of Western Illinois Western Commitment Scholarship, American Red Cross scholarship, FBLA scholarship, Prairie View Education Foundation scholarship


Makenzie Brown – Fort Scott Community College cheer scholarship


Marla Campbell – City of Parker and Heritage Park Board scholarship


Payton Core – Fort Scott Community College cheer scholarship


Kylee Eastwood – William-Penn College wrestling scholarship, Fontana Alumni Association, Prairie View Education Foundation scholarship

Sophia Fleer – Ellis Foundation Scholarship, Prairie View Student Council, Prairie View Education Foundation


Cayden Forrester – Linn County Democratic Party scholarship, PEO Chapter CV scholarship, Janet Cairns Scholarship, PSU Counselor Day Scholarship

Jane Hough – Emporia State University track, East Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel, Fontana Alumni Association, ESU Presidential Scholarship, Elks, Prairie View Booster Club, Nebraska Energy Federal Credit Union, Sugar Mound Arts and Crafts, Patricia Roche Art Scholarship


Caitlin Ingram – Missouri Western State University, Griffon Guarantee Scholarship, Griffon Guarantee ACT Scholarship


Damien Kline – Quarterback Club


Josh Martin – Fort Scott Community College cheer scholarship


Logan Minden – Fort Scott Community College rodeo team


Brooklyn Moore – Fort Scott Community College volleyball scholarship


Zachary Nordgren – Bethany College football scholarship, Bethany College grant/academic


Jessica Petric – Neosho County Community College softball, NCCC Panther Elite Scholarship, Hummert Horticulture Student Award, Brand-Wagner, Runner Up East Central Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel, Beagle Community Scholarship, First Option Bank, Ellis Foundation Scholarship, Kenneth Ross Memorial Scholarship, PV Booster Club, Stainbrook Foundation Scholarship, Prairie View Education Foundation, Earlin Dewey Watson Memorial Scholarship

Gage Pugh – Fort Scott Community College cheer scholarship


Andrew Reynolds – Linn Valley Community Pride Service Scholarship, KSU Vanier Family Scholarship

Josh Robbins – Victor Family Scholarship, Prairie View Education Foundation

Hallie Snyder – Baker University Harter Scholarship, Baker University Honor Scholarship, Peoples Telecommunications, Ellis Foundation Scholarship, Good News Scholarship-In memory of Doug Whitcraft, Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest, Truly Insurance, La Cygne Chamber of Commerce Scholarship


Braxton Stainbrook – Neosho County Community College softball, NCCC Panther Elite Scholarship, NCCC After Prom Scholarship, Linn County Republican Women, PV Booster Club, John Nichols Scholarship, Fontana Alumni Association, Peoples Telecommunications, Prairie View Booster Club, Charles C. Dunlop Ag Memorial Scholarship, Prairie View Education Foundation, La Cygne Rural High School


Kaden Stroup – Fort Scott Community College-Livestock, PV FFA Booster Club Scholarship, Kansas Livestock Association Linn County Scholarship, Brand-Wagner, Miami County 4H Foundation, Melody Troth Memorial Leadership Scholarship, Peoples TeleCommunications, Quarterback Club, Truly Insurance

Zachariah Thies – Charles C. Dunlop Ag Memorial Scholarship, Prairie Land Scholarship-Tools, Prairie Land Scholarship

Miranda Williams – Peoples Telecommunications, Good News Scholarship-In memory of Doug Whitcraft, Greg Haupt Scholarship, American Legion Riders Chapter 156, Prairie View Education Foundation

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