Mull chosen as Legacy Grant “Rising Stars”

Khloe Mull, a senior at Salem High School, is the recipient of the YMCA’s Rising Star scholarship that is given in conjuction with the NBA All Star Legacy $50,000 grant. Funds from the grant were used to build the outdoor basketball and pickleball courts last year at the Y.

The Indianapolis NBA All-Star Host Committee announced that 21 members of the class of 2021 were recognized as Indianapolis NBA All-Star Rising Stars in association with the NBA All-Star Legacy Grants awarded last February. This award includes a $2,100 scholarship for each Rising Star payable to the college, university or postsecondary institution they attend after high school graduation.

The Indianapolis Host Committee plans to include these ‘Rising Stars’ in activities related to NBA All-Star 2024 in Indianapolis, as well. Due to public health conditions, Indianapolis NBA All-Star, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 12-14, 2021, will now be held Feb. 16-18, 2024.

“These 21 high school seniors selected as ‘Rising Stars,’ each demonstrate leadership in their schools and communities,” said Rick Fuson, Founding Chairman, Indianapolis NBA All-Star Board of Directors and President and Chief Operating Officer, Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “They exemplify strong ideals, a drive to excel and commitment to serving others and we are honored to recognize them as they continue their postsecondary education.”

The $1 million Indianapolis NBA All-Star Legacy Grants focus on youth-serving nonprofit organizations across Indiana. The initiative provided 21 grants up to $50,000 for brick-and-mortar projects focused on health and wellness or education with an estimated impact on 90,000 youth statewide.

Mull was nominated by the Washington County Family YMCA staff. 

At the WCFY, Khloe is an employee and volunteers with Child Watch Camps, Healthy Kids Day, multiple 5K runs and Halloween at the Y programs.

“Khloe is caring, kind and is a role model to so many,” says Chelsey Miller, Youth First Director at the Washington County Family YMCA. “She shows up putting her best foot forward. She has wonderful relationships with our families and students, who are excited to see her.”

There doesn’t seem to be much idle time for this standout student, athlete, employee and community citizen.

At school, Mull plays basketball, and off the court she is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, the theater program, Booster Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, and Tri-Hi-Y. She is also a past participant in the National History Day competition.

As a member of Salem High’s Student Council, Mull has volunteered for The American Red Cross blood drives, community canned food drives, teacher appreciation breakfasts, and various community cleanup initiatives. At her church, she helps with Vacation Bible School and in the past has helped collect donations of socks and shoes for various organizations in need.


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