Three reports recently presented scholarships
Richmond Hill High School senior Jacey Shanholtzer received the Dawn Harrington Berry Spotlight Award, which was awarded by the Richmond Hill Community Theatre and includes a $500 scholarship. The award was created in memory of Dawn Harrington Berry, a long time RHCT member and president who died in 2016.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Katherine Wood and a $500 scholarship to Carly Vargas, both seniors graduating from Richmond Hill High School.
The awards were presented May 8 during Honors Night at RHHS.
Wood plans to attend Green Mountain College in Vermont and major in environmental studies.
Vargas plans to attend Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, to pursue a degree in either environmental studies or biology.
The garden club awards a $1,000 scholarship annually to a local high school senior who plans to major in a field related to environmental concerns, plants and/or gardening.
This year, due to having two exceptional candidates, the garden club awarded an additional $500 scholarship.
The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill recently named Caroline Odom as its student of the year.
The club each month during the school year names a student of the month, and the student of the year is chosen from among those winners.
Awards are based on academic performance, community involvement and leadership.
Monthly winners receive $100, with the annual winner getting a $1,000 scholarship.
The Exchange Club has been recognizing students for more than 30 years.
Odom will go on to compete in the Georgia District Exchange Club against students from across the state.