Twenty-two high school seniors have been selected to receive 2018 “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $33,000 for being champions for anti-drug efforts. Each scholarship is worth $1,500 toward post-secondary expenses. Funding for the scholarships comes from private donations to Operation UNITE.

“These scholarships honor youth who have excelled – not only this year, but throughout much of their undergraduate careers – by being champions for anti-drug efforts within their schools and communities,” said Nancy Hale, UNITE President/CEO. “Recipients have provided peer mentorship, leadership and community service, and serve as an inspiration to others. They are true ‘UNITE Ambassadors’.”

The “I Am UNITE” Scholarship program was established by the UNITE Foundation in May 2013. To date, the UNITE Foundation has provided scholarships to 134 students.

Receiving 2018 “I Am UNITE” Scholarships are:

  • Jacob Adkins, Pike Central High (Pike County)
  • Sammuel Bentley, Jenkins Independent High (Letcher County)
  • Jordan Blevins, Harlan County High (Harlan County)
  • Kaylee Caldwell, Bell County High (Bell County)
  • Ellie Carloftis, Corbin High (Whitley County)
  • Tyler Carmical, Harlan Independent High (Harlan County)
  • Lauryn Carpenter, Rockcastle County High (Rockcastle County)
  • Bradley Copley, Lawrence County High (Lawrence County)
  • Jesse Dillow, Fairview High (Boyd County)
  • Kaylee Fannin, Phelps High (Pike County)
  • Izabella Fuson, Pineville Independent High (Bell County)
  • Chase Gilbert, Jackson County High (Jackson County)
  • Kaelyn Greene, Magoffin County High (Magoffin County)
  • Trenton Gullett, Wolfe County High (Wolfe County)
  • McKaelyn Hatmaker, Harlan County High (Harlan County)
  • Jacklyn Johnson, McCreary Central High (McCreary County)
  • Paige Lemaster, Prestonsburg High-Floyd Early College (Floyd County)
  • Taylor Mayabb, Wolfe County High (Wolfe County)
  • Rebecca Robinette, Somerset Christian (Pulaski County)
  • Austin Smith, Corbin High (Whitley County)
  • Kyleigh Tackett, Shelby Valley High (Pike County)
  • Teddi Young, Pike Central High (Pike County)