Barboursville Lions Club awards scholarships to three seniors from CMHS
BARBOURSVILLE -- The Barboursville Lions Club presented three $1,000 scholarships to three seniors from Cabell Midland High School on Tuesday, June 24, at its club meeting.
Taylor Risinger, daughter of Susan Risinger, was given the Willis Hertig/Claud Thornburg Memorial Scholarship. She received a check for $1,000 in their name.
Both gentlemen were former members of the Barboursville Lions Club with Lion Claud Thornburg serving as president of the club in 1975-1976. Taylor plans to attend Marshall University this fall in the nursing program.
The second recipient was Jordan Garcia, son of John and Sherri Hunter. He received the Roger A. Hesson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Lion Hesson was a long-time member of the Barboursville Lions Club, where he held many positions over the years including being president. In 2003-2004 he was the District Governor for Lions District 29-O here in West Virginia. Jordan plans to attend Marshall this fall in mechanical engineering.
Anna Sheils, daughter of David and Julie Sheils, received the John Fife Memorial Scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship is presented every year to a student who lives in the 25504 zip code area. Mr. Fife was the principal of Barboursville High School for many years. Anna also plans to attend Marshall in the nursing program.
All three applicants are very deserving of the scholarship they received. Each was one of 24 applicants who applied for these scholarships.
The scholarship committee, consisting of chair Lion Sherri Vance and Lions Julie Sheils and Lib Ciccolella, are to be commended for their hard work and dedication in choosing these three applicants.
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