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The Sonny Melton Scholarship Fund has been established at Apex Bank to honor the life and legacy of Sonny Melton, a Big Sandy native who was the first identified victim of the Las Vegas tragedy. In order to celebrate Sonny’s life, the Sonny Melton Scholarship Fund has been created to assist graduating Big Sandy High School seniors who desire to pursue a career in nursing.
To assist in endowing the fund, Apex Bank has committed to match the first $50,000 in private contributions to the fund. Sonny’s uncle and aunt, Rich and Donna Plumley, have matched Apex Bank’s $50,000 initial contribution and are actively advocating for more donors. Michael Clayton, Sonny’s cousin, has also supported the fund to assist future nursing students through a Go Fund Me account he initially set up days after the devastating news.
Let Sonny inspire the life of Big Sandy’s Youth.