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2016 MCCCE Educational Assistance Scholarship Awards Announced

The event’s keynote speaker will be Mr. Corbin Snardon, originally from Todd County, who currently serves as a social studies teacher at Paducah Middle School. Mr. Snardon is one of 24 outstanding Kentucky educators selected by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland, Inc. to be a recipient of the 2016 Ashland, Inc. Teacher Achievement Award. This selection qualified Mr. Snardon to compete for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award.

Scholarship funds and laptop computers will also be presented to six (6) students in Class V of the PaxtonScholars Program. Ms. Erica Edwards, Ms. Thailandra Daniels, Ms. Tyanne Donald, Ms. Taja Priddy, Ms. Dominique Perry and Ms. Whitney Jones-Shaw will receive scholarship funds earned during their Junior and Senior years of high school and will receive additional funds next year which they will earn during their first two semesters of college (all of these funds are based on student Grade Point Averages). BB&T is recognized again this year for providing the funds to purchase college ready laptop computers and backpacks for all six (6) students in Class V of the PaxtonScholars Program this year and Mr. Robert Turoc, a representative of BB&T in Paducah, will present the computers/backpacks.

The 28 students chosen based on their GPA, financial need, achievements and future goals to receive the 2016 MCCCE scholarship funds totaling $23,550.00 are:

Alaysia Hamilton--PTHS Senior, University of Louisville, Communications Major Yazmine Martinez--Murray State University, Biology/Pre-Medicine Major Alex’zandria Dunbar--PTHS Senior, University of Louisville, Pre-Law/ Business Major Kaylyn Telfair--MCHS Senior, Murray State University, Veterinary Science Major Jade Townsley--Murray State University, Athletic Training Major Johnathan Farr-Finch--PTHS Senior, University of Louisville, Business Major Micheal Hassel--PTHS Senior, Ball State University, Musical Theater Major Jennai Mitchell--PTHS Senior, Undecided, Accounting Major Tamera Lott--PTHS Senior, University of Louisville, Music Education Major Alexis Chandler--PTHS Senior, Western Kentucky University, Biology/Pre-Medicine Major Renita Skinner--West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Early Childhood Education Major Tamia Travis--PTHS Senior, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Social Work Major Bishlam Pea--University of Kentucky, Human Health Science Major Cherika Johnson--University of Kentucky, Human Nutrition Major Anitra Hill—PTHS Senior, San Francisco University, Music/Art Major Kamari Turnley--University of Kentucky, Health Society and Populations Major Tawnie Flemons--West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Medical Information Technology Major Jada Johnson--PTHS Senior, Western Kentucky University, Business Major Aliyah Parnell--PTHS Senior, University of Kentucky, Biology/Pre-Medicine Major Dujuan Thomas--PTHS Senior, University of Louisville, Business Major Juanya’ Moss--Lindsey Wilson College, Human Services and Counseling Major Heather Redd--West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Major Philip Johnson, Jr.--PTHS Senior, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Music Major Nyla Blue--PTHS Senior, University of Kentucky, Nursing Major Aaron Draw--PTHS Senior, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Physical Education Major Ceriae Smith--PTHS Senior, University of Louisville, Psychology Major Marcus McCutcheon--PTHS Senior, Johnson University, Counseling Major R’Reon Reed--PTHS Senior, University of Kentucky, Nursing Major

The Ronald McDonald House Charities donated funds again this year to purchase two new college ready laptop computers, with carrying cases, and Ms. Cathy Elliott will award them to two lucky scholarship winners during the program. 

Fredrickia Hargrove Mentoring/Tutoring Program grants will also be presented to nine (9) area mentoring/ tutoring organizations and Earnest Jerome Hamilton Fatherhood Initiative grants will be presented to two (2) area organizations selected to improve the involvement of fathers in the academic lives of their children.

The event is open to the public but seating is limited. For tickets, call 270-444-6962 to purchase your tickets for a suggested $10.00 donation.

View our website at mccce.org to learn how to donate funds to assist the MCCCE in our efforts.

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