About 50 scholarships have been given out in the name of two Dublin Scioto High School students who died in a car accident in 2009.

About 50 scholarships have been given out in the name of two Dublin Scioto High School students who died in a car accident in 2009.

The Lyndsey and Kyle 5K that raises funds for the Lyndsey Rice and Kyle Colello Memorial Scholarship Funds is slated for June 15 at Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road.

Kyle's mother, Holly Colello said it's nice to return to a place where her son spent so much time.

"We're all very grateful that Scioto will let us have the race beginning and ending at their school and the city of Dublin for helping us make it a successful day," she said. "The kids went to school there and spent so much of their time there, so it's nice to go back."

Lyndsey was a 15-year-old sophomore when she died in the Nov. 28, 2009 accident.

The youngest of seven children, Lyndsey was a varsity football and basketball cheerleader, a member of the track team and was very involved in her church.

"Lyndsey was such a sweetheart," said her mother Joanie Rice. "I wish everyone had known her."

Kyle, the oldest of two boys, was a senior at Scioto who enjoyed football, lacrosse, snowboarding and paintball. He was also very involved in his church and wanted to become a mechanical engineer.

The annual 5K offers an opportunity to see friends of Kyle and Lyndsey and supportive community members.

"It's wonderful to see their friends and all the different families that come out," Colello said.

"To see the race get bigger and better each year and it see it help get other kids through college is the best part," she said.

Both current and former Scioto students participate and Colello said last year 450 were in attendance.

"A lot of their friends still come if they're able to," Rice said. "They've been very good and very supportive ... . They'll never forget Lyndsey."

The 5K benefits scholarships awarded to Scioto seniors each year. Between both funds, Rice estimated about 50 have been given out in the past four years.

"What we look for is a student who works hard, is involved in their school and involved in sports," Colello said.

"They have to play sports two years," she said. "They also need to be involved in faith and show a different random act of kindness they've done throughout the year."

Rice said the scholarship that honors Lyndsey is more character based.

"We're looking for somebody who is a friend," she said.

"Family is important (and) school, community and church," Rice said. "Lyndsey gave to all that."

The Lyndsey and Kyle 5K will start at 9 a.m. June 15, with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road. People can walk or run on the course.

A one-mile memory walk is set for 9:05 a.m.

Registration for the 5K is $30 and the memory walk is $15. Registration for a student 5K is $20. Registration can be completed online at premierraces. com or at 7:45 a.m. on race day.

A golf outing to benefit the scholarship funds is also planned for July 5.