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Groendyke reveals scholarship winners

June 1, 2022
Lee, Heidloff secure tuition awards named after Jonathan Luevano, a driver who was killed while delivering fuel in 2015

Groendyke Transport, headquartered in Enid, Okla., recently named Shieun Lee and Kailey Heidloff as the winners of this year’s Jonathan Luevano Memorial Scholarship.

Lee received the top award worth $1,500 toward her fall tuition. She is the daughter of Houston driver Heegon (Hee) Lee. Shieun Lee graduated from Katy ISD’s Tompkins High School as an AP Scholar with Distinction and a two-year member of the National Honor Society. She was accepted into Rice University in Houston and plans to major in sociology.

As the runnerup, Heidloff received $500 toward her fall tuition. She is the daughter of revenue and pay cycle specialist Kimberly Heidloff, who works in the Enid office. Kailey Heidloff graduated from Enid High School as an honor roll student, and member of both the honor choir and National Honor Society. She plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Okla., and major in elementary education.

Applications were reviewed anonymously by a committee and scored based on overall quality, Groendyke said. The scholarship, first awarded in 2016, honors the memory of Jonathan Luevano, a young driver at the company’s Fort Worth terminal who was shot and killed May 7, 2015, while delivering fuel to a local convenience store.

“Jonathan represented Groendyke with complete professionalism,” the company said. “He consistently put the needs of others ahead of his own, and his giving spirit lives on by helping Shieun and Kailey achieve their academic goals.

“Congratulations to Shieun and Kailey on earning the Jonathan Luevano Memorial Scholarship.”

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