Ronald W. Alderdice Sci Scholarship

Ronnie Alderdice wasn't a famous man. He was a son, father and grandfather, the same as many of you. A family man in the truest sense. He was a farmer, which isn't particularly unusual in far western Kentucky. He loved animals and people and had a heart full of compassion for both. So, what was it that made him extraordinary? His humility. The fact he didn't even have to try. He simply was the greatest of men. And if these things were not enough, God gave him a passion for science and teaching. Hundreds - no thousands - of students came and went through the Ronnie Alderdice School of Life and Science in the Graves County Schools over many, many years. As we say in the south, he didn't cull it. He was steadfast and, above all, honest. I learned more about life in senior anatomy class than the other 11 school years combined. I left knowing scads of facts, but also what it meant to see a man committed to his wife and children. His stories were renowned. His teaching was practical in ways we no longer see in the world. He encouraged when needed; he prodded when necessary, and he was not beyond a butt-chewing if he felt it was warranted. He simply was the most genuine and best of men. We lost him yesterday, and the whole county mourns. We will remember him as he was - strong, loving and devoted. We will not forget all he taught us. We will keep his legacy of learning alive. This is how we can best honor Mr. Alderdice. As you consider giving to the Ronald W. Alderdice Science Scholarship Fund, share your stories with us. No doubt, they will reassure and remind his loved ones of his true impact on our community. Thank you.
  • Missy Payne 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Brian Mills 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Tim and Lawana Brockwell 
    • $2,500 
    • 45 mos
  • Kyle Wallace 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Ashley Shadoan 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Missy Payne 
Sedalia, KY
Leslie Jackson 
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