Photo Tim Gearhart
Kiwanis president Ryan Rice presents a $1,000 check to Raceland-Worthington High School senior Krystal Keeton, recipient of the club’s 2016 scholarship. Keeton received the $1,000 check from Kiwanis President Ryan Rice during the club’s meeting at Giovanni’s Pizza in Flatwoods. The daughter of Ron and Kathy Keeton of Raceland, Keeton served a president of the Kiwanis-sponsored Key Club at the high school. She also served as president of the Beta Club, the Future Business Leaders of America and the senior class. She was captain of both the girls’ varsity basketball and volleyball teams. In basketball she achieved the 1,000-point level her junior year and ended her high school basketball career with over 1,400 points. She amassed extensive hours of community volunteer service, including assisting at Kiwanis events and projects like Run By The River and distribution of Thanksgiving baskets, as well as events to benefit Hope’s Place. She plans to attend Pikeville University this fall and will be a member of the women’s basketball team. She will major in biology, then pursue a career in physical therapy.