Cov Cath Senior Awarded $5,000 Scholarship
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 13:22 RCN Newsdesk
Drew Rensing, a senior at Covington Catholic High School, is the recipient of the $5,000 Williams Fund College Scholarship awarded by the Kenny and Brian Williams Fund. Ken Williams, who is on the board of directors for the fund named after his sons, and his wife Kate, presented Rensing with the award.
The Kenny and Brian Williams Fund was founded by David Thiel and six other friends of the Williams brothers as a way to honor them after their tragic deaths. Kenny died in 1994 after falling from a Cincinnati skywalk. Brian died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The brothers are Covington Catholic alumni who were known for their spirit, athleticism, academic excellence, and zeal for life.
For the first time since the scholarship was established twelve years ago there is a personal connection between the Williams family and the recipient. Drew Rensing’s father, Doug, played football at Covington Catholic with Kenny Williams. They graduated from CovCath in 1986. Drew’s uncle, Jeff Rensing, was a year behind Brian Williams at CovCath, and the two were good friends. Tom Vogt, Drew’s grandfather, attended Covington Catholic with Ken Williams, Sr.
Drew Rensing is the son of Jennifer and Doug Rensing of Ft. Wright. He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati in the fall to study aerospace engineering. At Covington Catholic, he has been a member of the football team, Engineering Club and National Honor Society.
To be considered for the Williams scholarship, applicants submit essays explaining the reasons they value their Covington Catholic experience and deserve the award. The recipient is chosen for his academic performance, extracurricular participation and recommendations from faculty and administrators.
The Kenny and Brian Williams Fund also supports the Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati community, particularly assisting those facing tragedies or having special needs. Since its inception, the Williams Fund has raised over $2 million. For more information, visit The Kenny and Brian Williams Fund website at kbwilliamsfund.org or the Covington Catholic website at www.covcath.org.