Maxwell McKinney, a student at Lee’s Summit West High School, was recently named a finalist for Kansas City Power and Light’s (KCP&L) Community MVP Award. As one of 10 Kansas City metropolitan area finalists, Maxwell is receiving a $1,000 scholarship. He is also eligible to compete for the grand prize — a $5,000 scholarship. The program is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Chiefs football team.
The LSWHS student was selected as a finalist from among hundreds of nominees. The 10 finalists are invited to attend a VIP experience at Arrowhead to watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Titans on Dec. 18.
The top winner will be selected based on online voting among the 10 finalists. The website, located at KCPL.com/MVP is open from Nov. 28 through Dec. 1.
“Maxwell is always willing to help out at home with his younger siblings, tutoring a friend for an upcoming test or visiting with senior citizens. He is a respectful young man that is always willing to lend a helping hand,” said a nomination.
Maxwell began volunteering in the community by planting flowers and trees at a local senior living facility at age 5. He currently volunteers with Hope House, Harvesters, YMCA, Lee’s Summit West football camps and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. In addition, he has volunteered his time in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and North Carolina.
The KCP&L Community MVP program is designed to spotlight youth in the metropolitan area who are making a positive difference in the lives of others.