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Rotary Club awards 20 students scholarships to PJC

Published or Revised June 05, 2015

Rotary scholarships

The Rotary Rotary Club of Paris United recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 20 area high school students attending Paris Junior College in the 2015-2016 school year. Shown in the first row are, from left, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Vickie Ballard, Allison Bratcher, Allyson Cunningham, Michaela Clark, Marin Ivers, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Connie Stauter and Nicole Bennett. Standing in the center row are, from left, Kristopher Stephens, Myranda Cope, Kierra Miller, Molly Bolton, Chelsea Calhoun, Lydia Jimenez, and Shi Barnett. In the back row are, from left, Jurey Aikman, Rotary Club President Susan Chapman, Kevin Jackson, Brazos White, Matthew McAmis, Ashley White and Stephen Rhodes. Not pictured are Allison Boehler and Jasmine Snowton.

The Rotary Club of Paris United recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 20 area high school students attending Paris Junior College in the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarships are designed to cover educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and room and board and are split between the fall and spring semesters.

Rotary Scholarship Committee co-chair Connie Stauter and PJC Director of Student Life Kenneth Webb spoke to the students about their responsibilities at a meeting at PJC. They explained that the students are expected to demonstrate leadership and are required to help with the Paris fireworks show held to celebrate the Fourth of July, attend one Rotary meeting a semester, attend PJC Student Government Association meetings and assist with the group’s activities, and maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

Also present was Rotary Club President Susan Chapman and scholarship committee co-chair Vicki Ballard, who joined Stauter in letting the students know more information about the program, expectations, and their meeting schedules.

This year’s awardees include:
Chisum High School: Nicole Bennett, Allison Boehler, Michaela Clark, Myranda Cope and Stephen Rhodes.
North Lamar High School: Kristopher Stephens, Lydia Jimenez, Molly Bolton, Greshius “Shi” Barnett, Ashley White, Marin Ivers, Chelsea Calhoun and Jurey Aikman.
Paris High School: Kierra Miller, Kevin Jackson, Matthew McAmis, Jasmine Snowton, Allyson Cunningham and Allison Bratcher.
Roxton: Brazos White.

For more information, contact Paris Junior College at 903-785-7661.

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