Nick Wilde Memorial Scholarship
This fund has been established in loving memory of Nicholas Steven “Nick” Wilde. Tragically, on July 23, 2015, at the age of 20, Nick lost his life in an auto accident and his family lost one of its brightest stars.
The mission of this fund is to annually provide assistance to a student at St Henry District High School who has a real passion for something, whether it be a club, sport, service, academics, or other activity, is a focused competitor, and has a financial need in order to attend SHDHS. Recipients can be an incoming freshman through current junior and will be selected with the assistance of the Wilde family and the SHDHS men’s soccer coaching staff.
The yearly scholarship amount is a $1,000 tuition credit.
Nicholas Steven “Nick” Wilde was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, brother, grandson, cousin or friend. Fiercely loyal and protective of those he loved; Nick was always there when his family and friends needed him the most. Private and reserved, yet quick witted with a dry and charmingly sarcastic sense of humor, Nick was simply a joy to be around.
At age six, Nick began playing recreational soccer. Over the years, he tried other sports, but his passion remained with soccer. Nick played the position of goal keeper and his competitive nature was evident from early on; even as a youngster, Nick would become frustrated with teammates who were not taking the game seriously enough, even during a simple game of indoor soccer.
Nick played on numerous teams over the years but completed his soccer career at Saint Henry District High School. Throughout his career, but especially at SHDHS, he learned the importance of teamwork, brotherhood, respect and leadership. Nick attended elementary and middle school at Immaculate Heart of Mary and graduated from St. Henry in 2013. Hardworking and driven, Nick had a passion for computers and began taking business informatics courses at Northern Kentucky University.
Tragically, on July 23, 2015, at the age of 20, Nick lost his life in an auto accident and his family lost one of its brightest stars. Although his life was far too short, the gift of love he gave to friends and family will remain as his legacy.