Nearly 100 seniors crowded into the Cabot High School Loft to hear the good news Monday of scholarships they have been chosen to receive. This class, the same as others, also received an admonition formerly delivered by longtime CPF member Carolyn Park – now delivered by CPF member John C. Thompson.
“Make sure you go to class,” Thompson said in his remarks. “Mom’s always got us up; Dad’s always got us up. But now, when you go to college, it’s going to up to your cell phone to wake you up, or set the alarm clock,” Thompson said.
Park, in previous presentations, warned students of the high rate of first year dropouts from college because students did not get to class on their own.
Thompson said that since 1992, CPF has handed out 532 scholarships worth $537,000. Monday’s total is 90 scholarships worth $92,550, he said.
Nearly $22,000 of the total is from school district employees.
Thompson added that one benefit of being on the selection committee is to read the scholarship applications. “It is amazing what each and every one of you do. The grade points you have, the activities you are doing in your community, your school, your churches… the reward of serving on the committee is to watch you all, and what you do in life,” he said.
Other committee members are: Fred Campbell, Mike Verker, Angela Wallace, Nina Butler, Carol Jones, Cal Aldrich and Stephen Tipton.
Principal Henry Hawkins also emphasized the responsibility of each recipient to say “Thank you” to donors and sponsors. Face-to-face if they were at the presentation, and by written notes before graduation.
Tiffany Tyler: Bank of the Ozarks Scholarship - $500
Hayden Russell: Bob and Annette Utley Scholarship - $1,000
Rebecca Moffett: Bonnie Tipton Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Ashley Weatherly: Cabot AARP Scholarship - $800
Grant Westlake: Cabot Area Home Builders Scholarship - $1,000
Zachary Launius: Cabot Centennial Scholarship - $1,000
Kevin Lucas: Cabot Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - $750
Drew Rea: Cabot Rotary Scholarship I - $1,000
Justice Baker: Cabot Rotary Scholarship II - $1,000
Jamie Dennis: Carolyn Mann Memorial Scholarship I - $1,200
Molly Wood: Carolyn Mann Memorial Scholarship II - $1,200
Samuel Wilson: Centennial Bank Scholarship - $2,000
Jessica McDonough: Charley Templeton Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Colby Ferguson: Chris Robertson Memorial Scholarship - $500
Matthew LeMaster: CHS Class of 1981 Memorial Scholarship - $500
Madison Hart: Dakota Hawkins Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Katelyn Hayes: Daniel Carron Memorial Scholarship - $500
Page LaBrot: Densial Tipton Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Mary Powell: Cabot High School Administration Scholarship - $1,000
Tyler Stone: Don C. “Dude” and Margie Spence Scholarship - $1,000
Cayley McCollough: Dr. Jamie Lynn Gault Memorial Scholarship - $500
Dylan Thompson: Dr. Joe Rochelle Memorial Medical Academy Scholarship - $1,000
Tegan Nicole Cross: Dr. Martha Ray Marshall Scholarship III - $1,000
Jessica Nicole Scott: Dr. Martha Ray Marshall Scholarship IV - $1,000
Karlee Uhiren: Dr. Martha Ray Marshall Scholarship I - $1,000
Madison Walloch: Dr. Martha Ray Marshall Scholarship II - $1,000
Mackenzie Blanchard: Frances Holt Wittenberg Scholarship - $1,000
Alexis Cunningham: J.M. and Carolyn Park Scholarship - $1,000
Spencer Cook: Jake P. and Judy Lowman Scholarship - $1,000
Ralph Tennessee: James D. Frederick Memorial Scholarship - $500
Bailey Hankins: Jason Allan Moore Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Ashley Stephens: Jeraldine Brown Scholarship - $1,000
Miranda Antimo: Junior Auxiliary of Cabot Scholarship - $1,000
Mackenzie Kyzer: Kent and Karen Knight Scholarship - $2,000
Shelby Waller: Kinley Family Scholarship - $1,000
Leia Smith: Lance and Leann Hanshaw Servant-Leader Scholarship - $1,000
Nathan Taylor: Luther and Frances Rea Memorial Scholarship - $1,500
Karli Potratz: Mayor Willie and Gene Ray Scholarship - $1,000
Timothy Keith Pledger: Mike Malham Jr. Scholarship - $1,000
Samantha Crosby: Mu Alpha Theta I Scholarship - $1000
Wade Warren: Mu Alpha Theta II Scholarship - $500
Katelyn Estes: Mu Alpha Theta III Scholarship - $500
Lauren Jones: Mu Alpha Theta IV Scholarship - $1,000
Haeden Waymack: National Honor Society I Scholarship - $1,000
Logan Kiihnl: National Honor Society II Scholarship - $1,000
Raymond Thrush: Nell and Thompson Barnwell Scholarship - $1,300 (annual amount may vary): Lindsey Walker: P. E. O. Sisterhood Chapter DL Scholarship - $1,000
Kaylee Welcher: Pamela Roberts-Smith Scholarship - $1,000
Morgan Newton: Paula B. Green Memorial Scholarship - $1,500
Caleb Duerkop: Scott Foltz Memorial Scholarship - $500
Reagan Allgood: Suddenlink Communications Scholarship I - $1,000
Coleman McAtee: Suddenlink Communications Scholarship II - $1,000
Justin Tune: Thomas Family Scholarship I - $1,000
Sarah Bettis: Thomas Family Scholarship II - $1,000
Marlie Allgood: TopCon Marketing Communications Scholarship - $1,000
Ryan Wilson: Violet Poage Scholarship - $1,000
Samantha Gray: Warren and Sandra Knight Scholarship - $1,000
Jordan Wurl: Woodlawn Ranch, Mike and Dawn Verkler Scholarship - $1,000
Monica Eanes: Class of 1980 - $1,000
Hannah Holetz: Cabot Civitan Club - $500
Jacob Vaughan: Meliora - $600
Angela Eden: Will Feland Scholarship - $1,000
Jordan Miller: Nancy High Westlake - $1,000
Katelynd Wise: Cabot Public Schools Board of Education Scholarship - $1,000
Ellen McKinnie: Thurman Family Scholarship - $1,000
Cabot District Employees Academic Scholarship - $1,300: Darla Roberts, Lane Tarvin, Jordan Adams, Taylor Bitely, Daniel Atherton, Samuel Atherton, Alec Ramirez, Letha Pfalser, Adam Hicks, Nicholas Chudy, Jessica Souza, Garrett Rhea, Joshua Cook, Kendall Gibson, Madison Hamp.
Cabot Panther Education Foundation Scholarship - $1,000:
Jaden George, Trevor Reed, Brandon Sheets, Brittany Lund, Kaitlyn Pitman.
Cabot District Employees Vocational Scholarship - $1,100: Kylee Sims, Hannah Hanshaw.
Power Panther - $1,000: Amanda Brucks, Zachary Harrington, Nicholas Hoffman, Blake Lauderdale, Jeremiah Penner.