Billy Wayne Emde Memorial Scholarship

Billy Wayne Emde Memorial Scholarship – Mr. Emde, Class of 1951, has the distinction of being the first football player from BKHS to be chosen as All-State. This was an honor for him, but he realized the most important thing was service to others. His lifetime of volunteer activities has impacted every aspect of the school and community. Helping young people develop their potential was important to him and he was active with scouting, church work and community activities.   He valued education, but realized everyone could not get a four-year degree.  While serving on the Board of the Bald Knob Public Education Foundation, he was instrumental in establishing the Technical Academic Scholarship for students wanting to attend a technical school.  To continue this legacy, his family has established a memorial scholarship for students wanting to further their education in any career at a technical school or college leading to a Certificate or an Associate’s Degree.