Rock Island track athlete Mariah Hoover earned the Don Wright Memorial Scholarship during the girls track team banquet on Thursday June 2nd. The scholarship was named and created in honor of Don Wright, a 1968 Rock Island graduate who served in the Vietnam War before succumbing to cancer from Agent Orange exposure. The $5,000 scholarship is given to a senior track athlete.
Pictured in front row, from left to right are board member Kent Thomas, girls track coach Tammy Vesey, award winner Mariah Hoover, parents Ericka and Thad Hoover, and board member Lawrence Davis. Second row are board members Jack Slater, Zach Edwards and Robert Hotle.