The Kendall Hebert Memorial Scholarship fund has been set up by the family of the late Kendall Hebert to honour the spirit of her life.
Kendall is presently being considered for the Guinness book of World Records for being the fastest teenager in the world. Kendall is also the fastest woman to drive the quarter mile in Canada’s history.
Kendall was a local teen who raced drag cars for half of her life. Kendall began racing at the age of nine when her learning disabilities made it very difficult for her to be successful in school and the family felt that she needed to take the focus off of school and learn to rebuild her self esteem. Racing was in Kendall’s blood and she wanted to race cars from the time that she could walk.
Kendall excelled in her racing and quickly became well known within the drag racing community in both Canada and in United States as an up and coming star. She was hand picked to drive Dan Pirizi’s jet car, Firestorm.
Kendall was also very active in her school and in her community. Despite her learning disability, Kendall refused to attend Western Secondary School and managed to work hard enough to make the honour role at Belle River Secondary School. Kendall was actively involved in community service and was a member of the Windsor Women’s Rugby Team at the University of Windsor, as well as being on the school basketball and volleyball teams. She had already fulfilled all of her community service hours for the Children’s Safety Village. She was also involved with coaching boy’s basketball at her old public school, A.V. Graham and helped in training the boy’s football team how to use skipping to train for stamina and endurance at Belle River High.