ENID, OK (May 27, 2022) — Groendyke Transport has awarded Shieun Lee and Kailey Heidloff the Jonathan Luevano Memorial Scholarship for 2022.
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 honored to award this year’s deserving scholarship recipients,” said Greg Hodgen, Groendyke Transport president and CEO. “It’s important for us 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 legacy by helping Shieun and Kailey achieve their academic goals.”
Shieun received the top scholarship award in the amount of $1,500 toward her fall tuition. She is the daughter of Houston Driver Heegon (Hee) Lee. Shieun graduated from Obra D. Tompkins High School as an AP Scholar with Distinction and a two-year member of the National Honor Society. She has been accepted to attend Rice University in Houston in the fall and plans to major in sociology.
As the runner up, Kailey received $500 toward her fall tuition. Kailey is the daughter of Revenue and Pay Cycle Specialist Kimberly Heidloff who works in the Enid, Okla., corporate office. Kailey graduated from Enid High School as an honor roll student and a member of both the honor choir and the National Honor Society. Kailey will attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Okla., in the fall and plans to major in elementary education.
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.