Olivia Keesling, a senior at Randolph Southern High School, is the recipient of the E.K. Keesling Memorial Scholarship. Olivia plans to study kinesiology, nutrition, and dietetics at Purdue University. She is the daughter of Brad and Lisa Keesling.


Erville Kenneth Keesling was a farmer for most of his life, but his true vocation was being an educator. He served the citizens of Perry Township as a teacher and principal of Center School, and later a member of the school board. He was regarded very highly by his students and became an integral part of Center School’s image. This scholarship was established in Mr. Keesling’s memory to honor a college-bound senior from Perry Township or a child or grandchild of a graduate of Center School.

Olivia Keesling