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Jeff Katon Scholarship Foundation

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Heritage Academy Senior Britnee Kratochvil will receive the 2013 Jeff Katon Memorial Scholarship at her school awards night Tuesday evening.


Britnee, who maintained a 4.94 overall GPA taking all honors or AP classes, will attend Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia next fall. She will major in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Equine Science as she continues on her path toward a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

“My chosen educational and career path is a very demanding area of study, which I feel prepared to tackle,” she said.

In an essay to the selection committee, Britnee explained her lifelong passion for horses and demonstrated the ability to balance a demanding training schedule with rigorous school work.

During her interview, she showed the character trait of turning negatives into positives and distinguished herself as someone who was determined to succeed.

Britnee’s parents are Lynne and Mark Kratochvil of Island West, Bluffton. Lynne…

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