The Adam Johnston Memorial Scholarship honors the young life of its namesake, son of Tom and Ruth Johnston of Marion. Adam passed away a few weeks prior to his 8th birthday, while a second grader at Ridgedale. He died following a surgical attempt to correct his congenital heart defect.
This scholarship was created in 2000 to preserve the memory of this cheerful, gregarious, and unflappable little boy who made everyone around him smile. It is his parents’ intent that the scholarship will help his former classmates and others remember their son.
Adam’s scholarship makes awards to Ridgedale High School graduating seniors scoring in the upper 50th percentile of the ACT or SAT. Recipients must have, at a minimum, attended Ridgedale their entire senior year.