Fund Purpose Provides support for educational scholarships for graduating seniors of Lanesville High School. Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay reflecting on what the Jaycee Creed means to them.
Fund Story The Lanesville Jaycees Kenneth Lopp Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in December 2010. The fund provides educational scholarships for graduating high school seniors of Lanesville High School in Lanesville, Indiana. Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay reflecting on what the Jaycees Creed means to them. Kenneth was a charter member of the Lanesville Jaycees, which began in 1974.
Kenneth Paul Lopp was born on April 19, 1948, the second child and second son of James and Evelyn Lopp. He was very high energy, determined, and one step ahead of everybody.
Kenneth graduated from Lanesville High School in 1966. He was a dedicated athlete and had participated in all sports. Kenneth served two years as class president. He was also the Student Council president, a Hoosier Boys’ State delegate, the prom king, and the valedictorian. As a senior, Kenneth was also awarded the School Life Award.
In 1972, Kenneth earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Design, Architecture, and Art at the University of Cincinnati. During the six year co-op program he worked every other quarter at Hartstern and Schnell, an architectural firm in Louisville, KY. Kenneth became licensed and registered in Indiana and Kentucky. He was an architect for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools and also freelanced.
Kenneth never lost his passion for sports or physical fitness. He was on a bowling league and a softball team. As a runner, Kenneth completed the Derby Festival Mini Marathon and ran the Lanesville Heritage Weekend 10K. Frequently, while running locally, he would stop and pick up litter along the road. He was always service-oriented.
When Kenneth saw something that needed to be done, he did it. He was an encourager, offering support through hard times. Kenneth knew how to be a friend and was compassionate and thoughtful of others. Fellow Jaycees describe Kenneth as “always very active”.
Kenneth had a kind heart and a service spirit. Wherever he was, he tried to leave it better than he found it. Kenneth’s family was humbled and comforted when the Lanesville Jaycees named the scholarship in his honor.