Harmon, Currey recipients of Jen Kunze Memorial Scholarship award

PARKERSBURG – Kayla Harmon of Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg South High School’s Allison Currey are the recipients of the Jen Kunze Memorial Scholarship award.

The award, which is given to two athletes selected from Parkersburg South and PHS, was established in memory of Jenny Campbell Kunze, a 2001 PHS graduate who during her senior year as a captain helped the cross country team capture the AAA state championship.

Kunze died in September in a hiking accident near Vancouver. Wanting to honor her memory, Kunze’s parents Don and Karen Campbell, husband Nick Kunze, friends and former teammates created the JK5K (Jen Kunze 5K), which was held in March at City Park.

Proceeds from the JK5K will go toward these scholarships for cross country athletes at the two high schools.