Butler County Times Gazette
  • Former Wildcat & Grizzly Levi Parker receives scholarship

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  • El Dorado High School graduate and former Grizzly Levi Parker recently received the Brock Poe Memorial Scholarship. The parents of Brock Poe set up the scholarship in memorial of their son. For the past ten years, the Poe family has awarded the a $500 scholarship to a high school student who graduated El Dorado High School and a student that went to college at Butler. This year's recipient Levi Parker graduated from El Dorado in 2011 and went on to Butler and played two seasons of baseball for the Grizzlies. Parker batted .321 as a sophomore at Butler, scoring 49 runs, adding 20 RBIs and 29 stolen bases. With Parker excellent play at Butler he received an offer from Emporia State University where he will be playing baseball this Spring. “Its a real honor to receive this scholarship. I know that Brock was a great person and loved the game of baseball,” said Levi Parker. Like Brock Poe, Parker wore the number seven at Butler. Both Poe and Parker played baseball at El Dorado High School and Butler. “The best way I can honor Brock's memory with this scholarship is by playing hard and being a good teammate. Also in having quality character both on and off the field,” said Parker. As a child Brock Poe always went and participated at Parker's father's former Butler baseball head coach B.D. Parker's baseball camps as a youngster. “The way Brock played baseball and his love and respect for the game and how he wishes that everyone that played baseball felt the same way. On and off the field Brock gave his all, from playing to coaching. This is what we see in Levi, the same attitude, love and respect for the game of baseball,” said Bob Poe, father of Brock Poe. Josh Prim can be reached at jprim@butlercountytimesgazette.com
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