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First-Ever Kenny Chervenka Memorial Scholarship Awarded at SWOSU


Hayley Dixon of Elk City is the recipient of the first-ever Kenny Chervenka Memorial Scholarship at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The $500 cash scholarship for the 2016-17 school year is funded by Beutler-Redd Ranches of Elk City where Chervenka was a dedicated and valued part of the ranching operation. He attended Elk City High School and was a part of the Elks baseball team until his passing this past May.

Dixon plans to major in allied health at SWOSU. At Elk City High School, she was involved in Key Club, National Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was also a football and basketball trainer and played tennis throughout high school. Her parents are Salena and Toby Dixon and her brothers are Karsen and Holden Dixon. 

Chervenka is the son of Larry and Terri (Malone) Chervenka and brother of Kassi Trissell and her husband, Zane, of Sayre. He would have been a member of the Elk City High School Class of 2017. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, golfing and watching the OU Sooners, NASCAR and Pittsburgh Steelers. Chervenka loved sports and talking about them when he wasn’t working on his truck. He also enjoyed working at the Beutler-Redd Ranch and riding horses.

Kenny was best friends with everyone and made the most out of life. He loved his family most of all and always had a smile on his face to go with his tender heart.