Benton High School Senior Emma Selph is the 2021 female winner of the Bill Torrey’s Rock City Running and Kinco Constructors Student Athlete Scholarship.
The scholarship recognizes student athletes who exemplify leadership, sportsmanship and integrity. They must have run at least two seasons of cross-country, indoor track and/or outdoor track.
“Emma is the total package” said Bill Torrey, owner of Rock City Running, “she was a natural choice to be the first recipient of this $1,250 scholarship. We are thrilled to make this announcement” Torrey said.
Kinco Constructors is a proud co-sponsor of the scholarship. “A life long runner myself, it was a natural choice to partner with Rock City Running” said William Fletcher, EVP/COO at Kinco Constructors. “Investing in a student’s education is fundamentally important to myself and both companies.”
Additionally, Manfred and Sheila Galatowitsch made a personal contribution to the scholarship.
Applicants were judged based on high school achievements in track, cross country and other extracurricular activities, grade point average, class rank, and their answer to an essay question. Emma was selected out of about a dozen applications from across central Arkansas.
In addition to the scholarship, Emma will receive a pair of Hoka One One running shoes and a Garmin GPS watch. Emma is a four-year letterman in track and cross country for Benton High School, under coaches Randy Shaw and Matt Ginther. Emma has committed to running track and cross country at the University of Central Arkansas in the fall.