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Kiwanis members award scholarships to five graduates

Kiwanis members award scholarships to five graduates

June 3rd, 2018 by Special to the Fulton Sun in Local News

Five Callaway County graduates have received scholarships from the Kiwanis Club of Fulton.

"Kids need Kiwanis, now more than ever before, and one way our club can meet a need in our community is by awarding scholarships to graduating seniors in Callaway County," said Kate Osborn, Kiwanis president. "We are always looking for ways to support children in our community, whether it is sponsoring a Boy Scout troop or providing vouchers for elementary book fairs. Each year we look forward to reading the applicants for our scholarships, but it is a daunting task trying to decide who will be awarded. This year was no exception as we had many quality applicants."

The $600 scholarships were presented to five area high school seniors at their awards ceremonies in May. Graduating from South Callaway High School, Maebrie Turner will be attending Truman State University and majoring in Biology. Mason Gaines from Fulton High School, will be attending Columbia College and will major in Environmental Science. Another senior from South Callaway, Ellie Dunnavant, will be majoring in psychology at Truman State University. Nicole Emmons from North Callaway High School, will use her scholarship at Columbia College with a major in Mathematics. The final recipient is Laura Bailey from Fulton High School. Bailey will be attending Brigham Young University and will major in Communication Disorders. All the scholarship winners have distinguished themselves both academically and in extracurricular and community service participation. The Kiwanis Club of Fulton salutes these outstanding young students.

Annually, the Kiwanis Club of Fulton hosts fundraisers including Pancake Days in the fall and spring and selling food items at the Fulton Street Fair, all to raise money to support projects that benefit children.

The Kiwanis Club of Fulton welcomes new members who want to serve their community. Information about becoming a member is available by contacting Tom Clapp, membership chair or by joining the weekly meeting at noon every Thursday at KACO.