Six students receive Rotary scholarships
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Brundidge Rotary Club has announced its scholarship recipients for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Rotarians annually award six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at area schools. There were 13 nominees for this year’s scholarships and making the final decision was difficult, said Chip Wallace, chair of the Brundidge Rotary Club’s scholarship committee.
“All of the nominees have outstanding academic records and all are involved in extra-curricular activities as well as in their communities,” he said. “It was a hard decision to make. We wish all 13 of the nominees for the scholarships all the best in the years to come.”
This year’s scholarship recipients are BreAnna Sewell, Pike County High School; Faith Dewberry, Zion Chapel High School; Sh’ana Lee, PCHS; Kimberly Ketcham, Ariton High School; Abigail Berrey, Pike Liberal Arts School; and Lexie Carroll, Zion Chapel High School.
Sewell, recipient of the J. Ralph Dickert Rotary Scholarship, is the valedictorian of her class. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Art Club. She is a member of the varsity softball and volleyball teams and is a cheerleader. Sewell plans to attend the Troy University School of Nursing.
Dewberry received the Harold Rodgers Memorial Scholarship. She is a member of the Beta Club, FBLA, FFA and the SGA and the varsity softball and volleyball teams. Her future plans include attending Troy University and entering the athletic training program.
Sh’ana Lee is the recipient of the Robert L. Godwin Memorial Scholarship. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the art, theater and Spanish clubs. Lee is a varsity athlete and plays basketball, volleyball and softball. She future plans are to earn a nursing degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Ariton High School’s Kimberly Ketcham is the recipient of the Wilburn E. Howard Rotary Scholarship. She is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in several clubs and organizations. Ketcham plans to attend Wallace College and Troy University. Her future plan is to be a family nurse practitioner.
Abigail Berrey, recipient of the Reynolds E. Wallace Jr. Rotary Scholarship, is member of the National Honor Society and will graduate with an advanced diploma. She plans to attend Troy University. Her career goal is to be a registered nurse. She would like to work in labor and delivery or ICU.
Lexie Carroll received the Sara Spano Memorial Scholarship. She is a member of the National Beta Club, the FBLA and the SGA. She plans to attend Enterprise State Community College. Her future plan is to obtain a degree in political science.
Wallace said, with the awarding of these six scholarships, the Brundidge Rotary Club will have awarded 90 scholarships since 1994 for a total amount of $87,000.