Rock Island track athlete Alexandra Axup earned the Donald Wright Memorial Scholarship during the girls track team banquet on Wednesday May 31st, 2017. The scholarship was named and created in honor of Donald 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 the front row, from left to right are Andy Axup (father), Alexandra Axup (2017 winner) , Antonetta Axup (sister) and Arlene Axup (mother). Second row are Coach Tammy Vesey, board members Jack Slater, Lawrence Davis, Jeff Edwards and Kent Thomas