BSU student honored with national award

FORTVILLE — Kayla Negley, a senior at Ball State University and a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, recently was honored with the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators at its national convention and expo in Seattle.

The scholarship is awarded to student members based on their character, academic achievement, leadership in the fields of health and physical education, and service in their school, community and professional organizations.

Negley, a dean’s list student majoring in health and physical education, is a member of the Mortar Board National Collegiate Honor Society and the Golden Key Honor Society. She also received the King Katherine Hamilton scholarship. She serves on the leadership team of Eta Sigma Gamma-Alpha Chapter Health Education Honorary as well as the Physical Education Majors Club.

Negley is a member of the university’s women’s volleyball and tennis club teams and regularly volunteers in her community. Because of her dedication to service, she received the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science’s Community Service Award.