Kris Kreiser was the Beardsley junior high and intermediate school librarian when she died of cancer at age 54. She graduated from Bakersfield High School and pursued her teaching credential before going to work in the family business, Carney’s, a technology business that her father started in his garage. She and husband Rick Kreiser, raised three children, Christopher, Jeffrey and Katie. She started as the librarian at Beardsley in September, 2002. This scholarship was created in her memory by friends, family and the Bakersfield West Rotary Club.