Calhoun County Take Stock in Children Council Members interviewed 13 local ninth graders Feb. 7 who applied for the Take Stock in Children Scholarship. Council Members were pleased to award two scholarships this year.
Scholarships were awarded to Altha Public School student, Aubree Bay, daughter of Gailand Bay and Nicole White Gonzalez, and to Blountstown High School student, Edward “Lee” Ellis, son of Janet Ellis.
After high school graduation, these two students’ Take Stock in Children Scholarship will be activated upon their entry into college. In the meantime, as a scholarship recipient, each student will be partnered with a mentor, thus providing support throughout their high school years. The mentor will aslo provide motivation, tutoring, continuous monitoring, intervention services, and college and career counseling.
Stephanie Brogdon, Superintendent Ralph Yoder, Sue Price and Charlene Yon congratulate Aubree Bay (center).
In accepting these scholarships, the students will sign performance contracts agreeing to maintain good grades, exhibit positive behavior, demonstrate a willingness to work with their mentor, and remain drug and crime free.
The two-year scholarships that were awarded to Aubree and Lee were made possible through monetary donations from individuals and businesses in our community. The number of scholarships awarded each year depends entirely upon donations received. Donations made to the program stay in Calhoun County and provide opportunities to our local students.
Today, February 20th, our local schools are participating in “Hat Day.” Students were offered the opportunity to contribute $1 each, in order to wear a hat throughout the school day. All contributions collected will go to support the Take Stock In Children Scholarship fund.
For information on how you can help support Take Stock in Children with donations or mentoring services, contact Rebecca Stanley at 674-5724 (ext. 26).