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Clarissa Whitehead recived her her award from Dick Burke at Staunton River High School
Kurt Harrup presented Page Garbee her award at Brookville High School.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Ruritans award scholarships to Staunton River students
During the recent senior awards program at Staunton River High School, the Moneta Ruritan Club presented scholarships to several students. The club, represented by member Tom Smith, awarded scholarships in memory of former principal C. Eldred Mauldin to Clarissa B. Whitehead and Erin M. Leslie. Two other students, Joshua W. Dawson and Cameron B. Simmons, who will be furthering their education in the technical/trades fields, received scholarships given in memory of late club member George Schoepf.
Photos by Charlie Walker
Smith Mountain Harmeneers reward graduates
For the past 15 years, the SML Harmeneers Barbershop Chorus has given scholarship aid to deserving high school graduates from the Smith Mountain Lake area. More than $33,000 in scholarships have been awarded to graduates who have a demonstrated history of musical performance. The scholarships are made possible by those who attended the annual show and by those who purchase the group’s Singing Valentines. Chorus member Dick Burke recently presented Brittany MacPherson with her award at Franklin County High School, and Clarissa Whitehead her award at Staunton River High School. Chorus member Kurt Harrup presented Page Garbee her award at Brookville High School, and chorus member Phil Brown presented Katelyn Hicks her award at Heritage High School. Ryan Murphy of E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg (not pictured) also received a scholarship.
Submitted by Al Nelson
Moneta Lions contribute at SRHS awards assembly
The Moneta Lions Club was among the two dozen organizations that contributed to more than $900,000 in scholarships, grants and monetary awards given to Staunton River High School students at the Senior Awards Ceremony on June 3 in the school’s auditorium. Lions Gloria Guice (left), Youth Services chairperson, and Rob Senoski, (right), president-elect, presented a check and Lions Young Leaders in Service Award certificates to Lilly Garrecht and Clarissa Whitehead. The Lions Clubs International Gold Seal Award is presented to students between the ages of 11-18 who have provided at least 100 hours of volunteer service to their community within a 12-month period.
Student counselor Margaret Mills coordinated and emceed this year’s event.
Submitted by Rob Senoski
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