Douglass Student Awarded Caulk Scholarship
Ria Munnolimath, a senior from Frederick Douglass High School, has been awarded the second annual Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
She was selected for the honor by a committee led by Caulk’s widow, Christol Caulk. Munnolimath received the $2,500 scholarship based on her academic achievement, community involvement and an essay.
Munnolimath was part of the Biomedical Sciences Magnet Program as well as varsity lacrosse team member throughout her high school career. She has participated in numerous extracurricular activities as well as a long list of community service projects. Munnolimath is an alumna of the Governor’s Scholars Program and will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall.
The Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of the Fayette County Public Schools superintendent after his death in December 2020. After his selection as the 2019 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year, Manny used his stipend to award a $2,500 scholarship to a Fayette County Public Schools graduate. He had pledged to continue to provide an annual scholarship out of his own pocket. Upon his death, with the blessing of his widow, a memorial scholarship fund was established in his memory.
This story also appears on page 11 of the June 2022 print edition of Lexington’s Hamburg Journal magazine.