Rotary names scholars

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Scholarship recipients include: Kayla Thompson, Grace Mabry, Austin Dvid Wolff, Hannah Knepper, Tristen Heyward PROVIDED PHOTO

WAYNESBORO—Each year, the Rotary Club of Waynesboro offers scholarships to students of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. The scholarships and their winners for 2022-2023 are:

Thompson Memorial Scholarship: Tristin Heyward and Kayla Thompson. Thompson Scholarships are offered to two applicants each year who are qualified academically, exhibit service to others, and need financial help in completing a four-year collegiate degree. This scholarship was established in 1993 by Rotarian William W. Thompson in memory of his father, William A. Thompson, a former Rotary President. The current value of this scholarship is $4000 for each selected candidate and is distributed $500 per semester.

Merit Scholarship Award: Hannah Knepper and Grace Mabry. The Waynesboro Rotary Merit Scholarship was established in 2015. It is based on the Rotary motto “Service Above Self” and is presented to two individuals who achieve academic excellence as well as demonstrate their commitment to their school and community. The current value of this scholarship to each selected candidate is $1000 distributed as a lump sum.

Angela D. Piatt Memorial Vocational-Technical Scholarship: Austin David Wolff. The Angela D. Piatt Vocational-Technical (Vo-Tech) Scholarship was established in 2019. It provides financial support to a student who demonstrates academic ability, financial need and who intends to further their education through Vo-Tech training. Also based on the Rotary motto “Service above Self”, the applicant’s participation in activities of the school and community, demonstrating an aptitude for service to others, will be considered. A $1000 scholarship is awarded, paid directly to the institution at $500.00 per semester over a one-year program.