The Kenedy Chamber of Commerce generously donated nearly $13,000 to Kenedy High School seniors on Tuesday, May 26th. Eleven recipients were awarded scholarships after submitting essays answering the question, “If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?” Their responses to this topic were well thought out, passionate and creative. These graduating seniors have an apparent love for their community that they will take with them throughout their lives. The eleven recipients of this Chamber Scholarship each received $1,000 and include Justine Taylor Benavides, Kelli Jayna Brown, Paloma Lynn Espinoza , Gabriela Garcia, Joseph Paul Kiesling, Esperanza Marie Martinez, Omar Maximilliono Martinez, Raleigh John Morales, Lacie Alexandra Weilbacher, Aaron Michael Yeater-Mireles and Jennifer Lee Zelazny. Two scholarships were also awarded to last year’s Miss Bluebonnet Days Queen and First Runner-Up. Justine Benavides received a $1000 scholarship for her reign as Miss Bluebonnet Days Queen and Kelli Jayna Brown, First Runner-Up, was awarded a scholarship of $750. These young minds are the leaders of our future, and the Kenedy Chamber of Commerce wanted to acknowledge their hard work and reward them in a way that can ensure their success as they continue their education.