Circuit Judge Kevin King was a graduate of Highland High School in 1972, the University of Arkansas in 1976, and the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1978. He served the counties of Sharp, Lawrence, Randolph, and Jackson counties as Circuit Judge of the Third Judicial District. Judge King was always concerned about the welfare of students. The Kevin King Memorial Scholarship was established to advance students through education. The following students were selected as recipients for the 2023 school year: Sharp County: Matthew Harper, First place-$1000. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas and pursue a degree in biology and pre-med to eventually attend UAMS for pediatric medicine. Dani Jordan, Second place-$500. She plans to at-tend Arkansas State University to achieve a degree in music education. Matthew and Dani are graduates of Highland High School. Randolph County: McKenzi Mustread, First place-$1000, from Maynard High School. She plans to attend Arkansas State University in Mountain Home to achieve a degree in Mortuary Science. Jackson County: Mary Winemiller-Sanders, New-port High School, First place-$1000. She plans to attend Arkansas Sate University in Newport to achieve a degree in Agriculture Business and then further her career in law to become an environmental attorney. Hannah Nicholson, Second place-$500, of Tuckerman High School. She plans to attend Arkansas State University in Newport to pursue a degree in accounting. Lawrence County: Chloe Prater, First place-$1,000 of Hoxie High School. She plans to attend Arkansas State university for a bachelor degree in nursing. Lily Lewis, Second place-$500, Walnut Ridge High School. She plans to complete an associate degree in nursing from Black River Technical College then transfer to Arkansas State University to complete a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. All scholarships may be renewed as long as students remain in school. The Kevin King Memorial Golf Tournament has been established to support these scholarships. This year approximately $7500will be presented to local students. The KKMG Tournament was held June 3 at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course to support these scholarships. Follow us on Facebook at Kev-in King Memorial Golf Tournament.