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Brundidge Rotary gives scholarships to region graduates

The Brundidge Rotary Club is continuing its support of youth in the community with the awarding of scholarships to eight 2019 graduates in area high schools.

Buriece Gracey, club president, said the first two Brundidge Rotary Club Scholarships were awarded in 1994.

“Over the last 26 years, the Brundidge Rotary Club has granted 119 scholarship totaling $116,000,” Gracey said. “Each of the eight scholarship awarded this year was given in honor of an individual from our community.”

The recipients of the Brundidge Rotary Club 2019 Scholarships are Camryn Sneed, Ariton High School, Harold Rodgers Memorial Scholarship; Hannah Wilson Ariton High School, R. Lawrence Bowden Honorary Scholarship; Lydia Harrison, Goshen High School, Sara Spano Memorial Scholarship; Shenari Wilson, Pike County High School, Robert L. Godwin Memorial Scholarship; Jaidyn Wilson, Pike County High School, Sherroll D. Tatom Honorary Scholarship; Maxwell Copeland, Pike Liberal Arts School, J. Ralph Dickert Rotary Scholarship; Kaitlin Carter, Zion Chapel High School, Wilburn Howard Rotary Scholarship; and Abigail Faulk, Zion Chapel High School, Reynolds E. Wallace Rotary Scholarship.

Gracey said the J. Ralph Dickert, Wilburn Howard and Reynolds E. Wallace Jr. Rotary Scholarships are funded by money raised by projects of the Brundidge Rotary Club along with contributions from the family of J. Ralph Dickert.  Projects supporting these scholarships include the weekly door prize drawing, the Doug Botts Memorial Golf Tournament, the Christmas silent auction, and the Alabama-Auburn tickets raffle. 

The Harold Rodgers, Robert L. Godwin, R. Lawrence Bowden and Sherroll D. Tatom Scholarships are funded by Donald G. Johnston, Jr. and his wife, Fernan N. Johnston. 

The Sara Spano Scholarship is funded by Larry Shiver. 

Other past contributors include Dr. Pink Folmar, Lamar and Shirley Steed, Walmart, Transload America and an anonymous donor.

“Through an application and interview process the selection committee considers each applicant’s high school record, community service record and leadership potential,” Gracey said.  The scholarship money is paid directly to the college, university or vocational school of the recipient’s choice.”