A heartfelt message from Richard ‘66 and Carol Mileo
It’s been almost 30 years since you graduated from Bishop Kearney High School alongside our daughter, Krista.
Our wild child wasn’t an athlete. She didn’t perform on stage or in the marching band, but she was a smart girl with a big heart, a free spirit, and a bit naughty…
We laugh and smile about it now, fondly reminiscing about what Krista’s time at BK meant to her and to us. We see the same sparkle she had in her eyes, in the eyes of her now grown children.
Krista was a hardworking young mom when she was taken from us at only 28 years old. Our daughter was the passenger in a terrible car accident nearly 18 years ago and did not survive. We miss her every day.
In our hearts, we have always wanted to do more.
Recently, we came back to Bishop Kearney for a visit. I was in the 1st graduating class of 1966. I’ve reconnected with classmates, former teachers and the school. We had been looking for a permanent memorial to keep Krista’s memory alive and this scholarship to help the next generation of students is a perfect match.
More than 70% of Bishop Kearney students receive some level of financial assistance. These students are bright and hard-working, just like Krista and her classmates like you. They just need a little extra help. Some students have parents who have lost a job or suffered a sudden illness. We want to help them have the same opportunity you did to succeed.
That is why we created the Krista M. Mileo ’89 Memorial Scholarship. Family and friends have joined us and we have raised more than $6,150 to date for this fund.
In September of 2018, we named the inaugural scholarship recipient, Imani Holmes. She is a sophomore who came to Bishop Kearney from Nativity Prep. Imani reminds us of Krista in so many ways. We are so blessed to be able to give the gift of an education to this beautiful young woman. Thank you for helping this fund grow so we can help more students just like her.
God Bless You,
Rich ’66 and Carol Mileo
Together we can do so much…alone we can do so little. ~Helen Keller
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