Michelle Culver, a senior at El Dorado High School in El Dorado, Ark., is the first recipient of the Willis-Knighton Military Dependent Scholarship. The scholarship was presented by Charlie Cavell, Willis-Knighton public relations manager, at a ceremony at the school.

Culver, who will enter Baylor University in the fall, is the daughter of Tracey Culver and the late Maj. Ronald Wayne Culver, Jr. of El Dorado. Maj. Culver was killed in action in 2010 in Iraq. He was the executive officer for the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat team, headquartered at Ft. Humbug in Shreveport and a two-time veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In addition to receiving recognition as the daughter of a fallen military officer, the high school senior has been active in a drama and thespian troupe. She has participated in the South Arkansas Arts Center as a performer and a stagehand, is also involved in her church youth group, and holds a black belt in tae kwan do. Her academic interests are math and physics.