The 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient is Connersville High School senior Alex King.
Alex is the son of Jay and Amy King. Alex plans to attend Indiana University, Bloomington in the fall of 2019 and pursue a degree in business and/or mathematics. Alex’s course selection in high school includes being the first CHS student to successfully achieve two pathways, business and science and math in addition to earning more than 60 college credits with ECHS.
Alex has done a variety of volunteering in the community. He and his sister collect aluminum cans, recycle them, and purchase need items for the animal shelter. They have also held car washes to raise money for the animal shelter. To date they have raised close to $3,000. During the Christmas season, Alex, with his family, through church, shop for families in need. The items are wrapped and delivered to the families. For school Alex has been a peer mentor. As a peer mentor, Alex, with other CHS students, go to an elementary school twice a week and help kids with homework and play games.
In between school work and volunteering Alex played varsity soccer for the Spartans. As a defender, Alex states he needed to stop the other team at all cost. “Even if someone gets past you there is no quitting, you follow the play until the whistle,” stated Alex King. This determination, grit and desire to thrive are some of the reasons the Lily Endowment Community Scholarship Nominating Committee selected Alex King as the 2019 recipient.