Kiwanis award scholarships to four PCHS students

Published 11:17 am Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shown in the picture above are (first row, left to right) PCHS guidance counselor Nela Loflin, Channing Marshall and Selma Neel, (second row) Marjorie Neff, Dick Belthoff, PCHS Key Club advisor and English teacher Angie McCammon, Maddie Gates, Troy Brooks, and Janet Sciacca, (third row) Charlotte Sullivan and Lynn Montgomery. (photo submitted)

On June 1, the four winners of the Tryon Kiwanis Club’s annual $1,000 scholarships, came to the weekly meeting to introduce themselves to club members and tell about their plans for the future.
Graduating seniors who are members of the Polk County High School Key Club or whose parents or grandparents are active members of Tryon Kiwanis Club are eligible to apply for the scholarship. They must also be residents of Polk County.
Members of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee read the applications, essays, and required two letters of recommendation. The scholarship committee then interviews the applicants and chooses the winners.
Committee members said this year’s students were outstanding, as always, and it was difficult to decide. The primary criteria are need and merit.
This year’s winners were Troy Brooks, Maddie Gates, Channing Marshall and Selma Neel. Scholarship committee members were Marjorie Neff, Dick Belthoff, Janet Sciacca, Charlotte Sullivan, and Lynn Montgomery.
– article submitted by Lynn Montgomery

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