Special to the Enterprise
Several graduating seniors will receive scholarships during the Harlan county Community and Soil Conservation District Scholarship Banquet this evening. The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. at the School House Inn in Benham. Tickets are $15.
These scholarships are in addition to those announced previously by the Community Scholarship Fund and the Soil Conservation District. Students receiving scholarships from various organizations include:
Susan Moody Memorial Scholarship
Alexandra Meyer Magnani is the daughter of Steve and Robin Magnani of Harlan. She is a two- year member of the cheerleading squad, a four-year member of the band, and a four-year member of the color guard and winter guard squad, having served as captain. She was second soprano section leader in the Harlan Musettes, taught Bible school and volunteered at Christ’s Hands and in the Harlan Baptist Church nursery. She also attended academic camp.
She plans to major in chemistry, biology, and math at Transylvania University. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she will attend medical school and pursue her career goal in dermatology.
Harlan Rotary Club Scholarships:
Gabrielle Rehnborg is the daughter of John and Rebecca Myers of Harlan. She has a 3.58 grade point average. Her goals are to explore different careers in the medical field and choose the one that best suits her. Her extra-curricular activities include Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America vice president, basketball for four years, honor roll, color guard and Musettes.
Her community service includes community singing with the Musettes, church activities and volunteering at Christ’s Hands and the free clinic at the homeless shelter.
Amanda Tolliver is the daughter of Landon and Cheryl Tolliver of Bledsoe. She is a member of the National Honor Society, First Priority Leadership, the Black Bear Club, and a four-year member of the volleyball team. She attends Kentenia Full Gospel Church, where she participates in the youth band. Tolliver has volunteered at the Pine Mountain Settlement School Day Camp for local children for the past six years.
She plans to attend Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College with a career goal of becoming a high school history teacher. After receiving her teaching degree, she plans to continue her education at Lincoln Memorial University or Union College.
East Kentucky Social Club – Lynch Chapter:
Quanikwa Massey is the daughter of Donald Massey Sr. and Wilma Massey. A resident of Lynch, Massey attends Harlan County High School. She is a member of the Beta Club, French Club, Educational Talent Search, and Upward Bound at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
She serves as Sunday school church clerk at the Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church. She is a member of the youth praise team, youth choir, and the junior usher board.
J. Clarke Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship:
Lindsey Richards is the 2012 recipient of the J. Clark Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship.
She is the daughter of Bob and Kim Richards of Harlan. She will graduate from Harlan High School. She will attend Eastern Kentucky University and major in biology with an emphasis in conservation.
The J. Clark Metcalfe Memorial Scholarship was named in 2002 to honor our former conservation district supervisor, Jerry Metcalfe. Jerry served on the Harlan County Conservation District Board of Supervisors for 15 years. He was our first representative on the Harlan County Community Scholarship Committee. We are pleased to award this scholarship to a student with outstanding achievement and character, who selects a college major in a conservation related field.
Cumberland Lions Club:
Lindsey Meredith Whited has been awarded the Cumberland Lions Scholarship for 2012-2013. Lindsey attended Harlan Independent School and for the past two years was home schooled.
She is currently attending Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and plans to go into the nursing program.
She is the daughter of Angela Noe of Baxter and Charlie Whited of Benham. She is the granddaughter of Fred Hall of Cumberland.
GFWC/Kentucky Tri-Cities Woman’s Club Inc.:
Brooke Leigh Bledsoe is the daughter of Lonna and Chuck Bledsoe of Partridge. She graduates from Harlan County High School with a GPA of 3.7. She has completed five dual credit courses and will continue her education at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College this fall. After obtaining an associate degree she plans to attend the Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling.
At this time her career goals are to become a physical therapist or a criminal psychologist with a minor in criminal justice. In high school, Brooke belonged to many clubs and organizations including the Beta Club, the National Honor Society, and the Talent Search and Gifted Leadership programs. She has been a member of the dance team and the volleyball team for four years. Brooke has preformed many volunteer community services including working with the Empty Stocking fund auction, Fill the Cruiser Food Drive, and volunteering at the Harlan Animal Shelter. Brooke is an outstanding student and will work hard to be successful in her field of study.
Allyson Layne is the daughter of Lisa and Allen Layne of Partridge. She graduates from Harlan County High School with a 4.0 GPA. She has completed four dual credit classes and will continue her education at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College this fall. She then plans to transfer to Eastern Kentucky University to obtain her undergraduate degree in speech and language pathology and her masters in communication disorders which will enable her to become a certified speech and language pathologist.
Layne has been a member of many academic organizations in high school, such as, the National Beta Club, the French Club, and National Honor Society; as well as, participated in the Educational Talent Search event and is a member of the dance team. Her community service involvement includes the Empty Stocking Fund, the silent auction, and volunteering at the Harlan County Animal Shelter. She is an outstanding student and one of Harlan County High School’s Valedictorians for 2012.
Brooklyhn Jhade Woods is the daughter of Tom and Tammy Woods of Lynch. She graduates from Harlan County High School with a GPA of 3.98. She has already completed five dual credit courses and will continue her education at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. After obtaining an associate degree, she plans to transfer to Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Woods has participated in many clubs and organizations. She is a member of the Beta Club, and the National Honor Society. She has represented her school as the Coal Bowl Queen and as a Mountain Laurel Princess, as well as, participated in festivals where she entertained with her beautiful voice. She has been awarded multiple scholastic honors every year in high school. In addition to her high school achievements she has participated in many community activities including the Empty Stocking fund auctions, and assembly of food boxes, 4-H, and PRIDE. Brooklyhn’s long term goal is to become a successful country music artist.