Kids to Love awards scholarships to 30 high school seniors

Thirty high school seniors from across north Alabama received a financial boost for their education Wednesday.

Thanks to the Kids to Love Foundation, their dreams of becoming doctors, nurses, counselors and missionaries are nearer reality.

The Kids to Love Foundation, founded by WAFF 48 News Anchor Lee Marshall, awarded each of the students $1,000 in scholarship money.

Lillian Davis, a student at Alabama A&M University, received the 2nd annual Trevor Atwell Memorial Scholarship.  Atwell was a teen-ager with a big heart. He was killed in a car wreck.  In lieu of flowers, his parents asked donations be made to the Kids to Love Foundation or to Willowbrook Baptist Church's puppet ministry.

This is the third year for the Kids to Love scholarship luncheon, which honors foster children who show academic promise.

Last June, 16 students received scholarships from Kids to Love. Fourteen of them were high school seniors. The other two were scholarship renewals.

Kids to Love is committed to meeting the needs of foster children and to helping those children find forever families.

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A special thanks to the following businesses for helping to make the 3rd annual Kids to Love scholarship luncheon a success:

The Boeing Company
Lee Marshall Music
Fraternal Order of Eagles & Ladies Auxiliary
Huntsville Museum of Art
Bill Heard Chevrolet
Ridgeview Industries
Beason & Nalley
Carina Technology, Inc.
Davidson Technologies, Inc.
GH Systems, Inc.
Lynn Layton Chevrolet
R&D Electronics
Regal Auto Plaza
Torch Technologies - Torch Helps