ENID, OK (June 10, 2020) — For the first time, Groendyke Transport has awarded three recipients for the Jonathan Luevano Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Kailey Davis, of Angleton, Texas; Anna Smith, of Gastonia, N.C.; and Lorraine Lowrey, of El Dorado, Kan.
The scholarship honors the memory of Jonathan Luevano, a young driver at Groendyke’s Fort Worth, Texas, terminal who was shot and killed on May 7, 2015 while delivering fuel to a local convenience store. To keep Jonathan’s memory and giving spirit alive, the tank trucking company started the scholarship for children and grandchildren of its employees.
“We are very proud of each of this year’s recipients,” said Groendyke Transport president and CEO Greg Hodgen. “It’s important to us as a company to keep Jonathan’s spirit alive. He represented Groendyke with complete professionalism, and his helpful spirit inspired coworkers, customers, family and friends alike. We are tremendously privileged to carry on his spirit by helping Kailey, Anna and Lorraine achieve their academic goals.”
Davis received the top scholarship award in the amount of $1,500 toward her fall tuition. She is the granddaughter of Angleton drivers Julie and Kary Golden. Davis is a graduate of Boling High School in Boling, Texas. She has been accepted to attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall and plans to major in youth and community services.
As a runner up, Smith will receive $500 toward her tuition in the fall. She is the daughter of Leeds, S.C., Terminal Manager John Smith. She recently graduated from Forestview High School in Gastonia. Smith plans to attend Liberty University in the fall and major in artist development.
Also a runner up, Lowrey will receive $500 toward her fall tuition. She is the daughter of Construction and Facilities Manager Kristy Lowrey. A current college student, she expects to graduate from Wichita State University in 2021 with a degree in civil engineering.
Groendyke Transport, Inc. provides superior, dependable transportation services and bulk logistics solutions that consistently deliver value to leading companies that place a premium on safety and performance. Groendyke Transport is a privately held, family-owned company and a record eight-time Heil Trophy winner for best overall safety record and program in the country.
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