Internship/scholarship program honoring late WKU grad
Bowling Green High School and Western Kentucky University graduate, McKenzi Loid, recently received a scholarship in her name.
The young Loid had started her public relations career when she suddenly died in a car accident in Pittsburgh where she was working at the time at a P.R. firm.
Bowling Green City Schools and an anonymous Pittsburgh company started a scholarship fund in McKenzi Loid's names. The private donation has funded a paid internship that takes WKU P.R. students into the high school's journalism department.
"We hope to keep that going as long as we can Mckenzi would be so honored to know that her two alma mater's were still honoring her name," said Robin Loid, McKenzi's mother.
This semester's recipient was a WKU senior, Chloe Hohlbein. Hohlbein is now interning at Bowling Green High School, finishing up her degree and working at Raw - the new cookie dough shop downtown Bowling Green.
There's enough in the fund now to likely be around for five years for interns each semester. If you'd like to donate to the the scholarship, contact the Bowling Green City school board at 270-746-2200.
Also in McKenzi's honor, her family started a foundation called 'Cultivate Kindness.' The organization helps our community with acts of kindness through medical, castastrophy or financial issues. Anyone can donate via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.