Seventeen students from three area high schools were honored at The Kiwanis Club of Paducah meeting on Thursday, April 18. The Club distributed $17,500 in scholarships to be used toward continuing education.
Scholarship recipients from McCracken County High School include: Alizabeth Culp, Emily Dew, Luke Resser, Hayden Faughn, and Martha McHaney; from Paducah Tilghman High School: Elizabeth Barnes, Heather Barrows, Megan Davis, Austin Griffith, Julianna Morre, Joseph Price II, Addison Rogers, Katelyn Rogers, Eileen Sember and Nautica Beasley; and from St. Mary High School: Dorian Record and Adisyn Fleming.
The Kiwanis Scholarship Fund is supported through annual ham sales, BBQ on the River participation and other fundraisers throughout the year. Mason DeJarnett, Kiwanis President, said "The work ethic and determination of these students give us a tremendous amount of encouragement as we look forward to the years ahead. With it in these students' hands, and the many other applicants, our future is secure."
The Paducah Kiwanis Club meets weekly on Thursdays at noon at 701 Broadway. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. The Club is a group of men and women dedicated to philanthropic efforts (focusing on children's charities) and community service.
About Kiwanis International
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for high school students, Builders Club for middle school students, Kiwanis Kids for elementary school students and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, annually dedicate more than 18 million hours and raise more than $100 million to strengthen communities and serve children. Nearly 700,000 adult and youth members in more than 80 countries and geographic areas comprise the Kiwanis International family. For more information about Kiwanis International, visit www.kiwanis.org or www.paducahkiwanis.com.