2019 Scholarship Winners Congratulations to the 2019 Josh Williams Memorial Scholarship winners!
We appreciate everyone who applied!
Cameron Shelby Cameron Shelby is a senior at Shawnee Mission Northwest in Shawnee, Kansas where he has excelled academically and is one of two Executive Producers for the video production program. He has been playing baseball since the age of three and has most recently played for the Shawnee Mission NorthWest Cougars. Outside of baseball, Cameron’s community service revolves around working with the local Food Pantry, Summer Mission Trips, and the Ronald McDonald House. Cameron demonstrates “MSP Love” through his love of sports, which has taught him kindness, teamwork and lit a fire for always being involved. Whether it's sports, church, or school, he has always been driven by the idea that you have to earn what you are given in life. Being on competitive AAA teams and high school baseball has helped him continue to compete while making friends and displaying love for the sport and those around him. After high school, Cameron plans to attend K-State Polytechnic to become a professional pilot.
Peyton Morehouse Peyton Morehouse is a senior at Park Hill High in Kansas City, MO, where she was the three-time offensive player of the year, and four-time winner of all district and conference softball team accolades. As well, she is in the Top Ten of all time for eight single season records at Park Hill. She has most recently played for Top Gun Academy - Petre. Outside of softball, Peyton volunteers with her Girl Scout Troop, and the Special Olympics. After high school, Peyton plans to attend College of the Holy Cross to major in biology and play softball. Post-graduation, she plans on attending medical school to be a trauma or pediatric plastic surgeon with a specialization in reconstruction. In the future, she would like to be a part of the Doctors Without Borders program and work in third world countries.
Katherine “Kat” Hager Katherine Hager is a senior at Moberly High School in Moberly, Missouri, where she is a member of the Honor Roll and has earned All-District Softball Honors. Outside of softball, Kat’s community service involves giving back with the Community Kitchen, Safe Passage Women’s Shelter, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Kat prides herself in demonstrating “MSP Love” in her everyday life through random acts of kindness such as just simply smiling at a stranger, holding the door open, or starting a conversation with another. After high school, Kat plans to attend Missouri State and pursue a degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Advertising and Promotion and a minor in Graphic Design. In the future, she’d like to become a Creative Director or Event Planner.
Kimberly Patterson Kim Patterson is a senior at McLouth High School in McLouth, Kansas, where she is a three-time First Team All-League member and has received the Topeka Capital Journal All Star Preps award which recognizes star softball players in the state. She has most recently played travel ball for PSA-18’s. Outside of softball, Kimberly spends some of her free time volunteering with the Kiwanis Club helping pack fruit baskets for senior citizens, the Patriot’s Day parade, annual golf tournament and fireworks stand. Kim is also an aide in McLouth’s first grade classroom where she acts as a mentor for young students. After high school, Kim plans to attend Washburn University to pursue a degree in nursing. In the future, she’d like to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Sidney Lynch Sidney Lynch is a senior at Trenton High School in Trenton, MO where she has won softball All-Region, All-District, All-Conference honors and has been named the St. Joe News Press’ Athlete of the Week. Sidney regularly gives back to the community by collecting items to donate to the Hope House, raising money for the Thirst Project and helping with the Food Pantry at her church. Her random acts of kindness while volunteering her time are a testament to her personality and her willingness to give back. After high school, Sidney plans to attend North Central Missouri College to pursue a degree in nursing. In the future, Sidney wants to become a Nurse Anesthetist and work at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Missouri.
Jayden Pierce Jayden Pierce is a senior at Eudora High School in Eudora, KS where he has earned numerous baseball accolades, both All-league and All-State Honorable Mention, and was a Regional Champion. Jayden has been playing baseball since he was five years old. In addition to playing the game, Jayden’s community service and “MSP Love” revolves around his continuous work with children, whether it be as a school science camp counselor, working the elementary school basketball camps or working summer day camps for the local parks and rec. department. After high school, Jayden will attend Northwest Missouri State to play baseball, where he will pursue a degree in Physics Education with a minor in Graphic Design. In the future, Jayden plans to give back to his community by becoming a teacher and coach at the high school level.
Paige Petefish Paige Petefish is a senior at Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, KS, where she has excelled both on the diamond and off. She has earned 1st team all-state, region, and centennial league pitcher, and is a two-time state softball champion. She began playing ball at a very young age and currently plays travel ball for the Top Gun Academy - Angels. In addition to playing the game she loves, Paige’s dedication to giving back took her on a Mission trip to El Salvador. She also regularly volunteers at the local retirement community and with the Special Olympics. After high school, Paige will attend the University of Central Missouri to play softball and pursue a degree in business. She hopes to one day be the owner and operator of a hair salon.
Katelyn Kiser Katelyn Kiser is a senior at Staley High School in Kansas City, MO, where she has earned many softball accolades including 1st team all-conference, district and region. Katelyn has played softball for over 12 years, most recently for the Top Gun Academy - Angels. In addition to softball, Katelyn’s community service and demonstration of “MSP Love” revolves around working with her Adaptive P.E class helping special needs students and volunteering at local charities. Katelyn has also organized school donation drives for the Newhouse Shelter which assists women and children of domestic abuse. After high school, Katelyn plans to attend Central Methodist University to continue her softball career and advance her education by majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. In the future, Katelyn wants to become a veterinarian and follow her dreams of helping animals in need.
Abigail Fischer Abigail Fischer is a senior at Shawnee Heights High School in Techumseh, KS. She has earned many honors as a softball player including all-state, all city and centennial league 1st team honors. Abbey also has two Kansas state softball championships under her belt. She has played softball since she was 5 years old and has most recently played for the Top Gun Academy - Angels. Outside of softball and school, Abbey volunteers at her local hospital, helps with her churches annual fundraisers and the Special Olympics. After high school Abbey will attend the University of Central Missouri on a softball scholarship while working towards a nursing degree with a minor in exercise science. In the future, she would like to become a nurse practitioner or physical therapist.
Grace Lovett Grace Lovett is a senior at Eudora High School in Eudora, KS where she has been awarded with National honors and was a nominee for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. She has most recently played for the Mac N Seitz club. Outside of softball, Grace is involved in multiple organizations including Make A Wish, Peers in Learning and Patient Care. She is also a mentor for middle school students who may have a hard time adjusting at school. After high school, Grace will attend Central College in Pella, Iowa to play softball and pursue a degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. Grace's ultimate dream is to be accepted into the United States University of Health Sciences and serve her country doing something she loves.
Riley Sullivan Riley Sullivan is a senior at Olathe Northwest High in Olathe, Kansas where she has been recognized for her outstanding academic achievements on numerous accounts. Outside of softball, Riley is involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and FCCLA among other things. Her service to the community lies heavily around her organization called Beyond Softball. Through her organization, Riley is able to help give inner-city girls the opportunity to play softball. After high school, Riley plans on attending Ole Miss and pursuing a degree in journalism and eventually the accelerated law program. In the future, Riley hopes to become a Defense Attorney to assist those in need of legal representation and looks forward to serving others.
Khaylee Dixon Khaylee Dixon is a senior at Brookfield High School in Brookfield, MO where she is an honor roll student and a member of many clubs including FCA, FBLA and FCCLA. She currently plays ball for the Mac-N-Seitz organization. Outside of softball, Khaylee’s community service includes helping with supply drives for the local Humane Society and food banks, and the LEO Club’s Santa House & Candy Land. Khaylee, along with her FBLA club are working on a project to incorporate handicapped grocery carts into her local Wal-Mart. She helps coach her little sister’s softball team and finds it especially rewarding when she sees the players grow and get better. After high school, Khaylee will attend Missouri Western State University and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. In the future, she would like to further her schooling and attend Law School at the University of Missouri and become a Judge at Linn County.