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Groendyke awards 2024 memorial scholarships

June 26, 2024
Alexandria Fowler, Carys Nguyen, and Maecee Emmerson are this year’s winners of tuition funds named in honor of Jonathan Luevano, a driver killed in 2015 while delivering fuel

Groendyke Transport recently awarded 2024 Jonathan Luevano Memorial Scholarships to Alexandria Fowler, Carys Nguyen, and Maecee Emmerson. Fowler will receive $1,500 toward her fall tuition, and Nguyen and Emmerson each will receive $500 as runners-up.

The scholarship, which was first awarded in 2016, is given each year to a dependent or grandchild of a Groendyke employee to help pay for their education. It 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.

“We are proud to support our employees’ families with this scholarship and honor the memory of Jonathan Luevano,” Groendyke CEO Greg Hodgen said in a news release. “Alexandria, Carys, and Maecee are all deserving recipients of this scholarship, and we are honored to help them achieve their academic goals.”

Fowler is the daughter of Frances Fowler, executive assistant at Groendyke’s corporate office. She is an incoming sophomore and psychology major at Southwestern Oklahoma State University who finished high school with a 4.04 grade-point average and has a 3.553 cumulative GPA in college.

Nguyen, the daughter of Houston driver John Nguyen, is an incoming freshman at the University of Texas at Austin and plans to major in biology. She finished high school with a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Science Honor Society. She also is an AP Scholar with Distinction.

Emmerson is the daughter of Ashley Benz, revenue and pay cycle specialist at Groendyke corporate. She is an incoming freshman at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She graduated high school with a 4.27 GPA and plans to major in psychology.

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