Valley High students awarded $1,000 scholarships

Published 11:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2022

On Tuesday, May 31, Valley Masonic Lodge #516 presented five Valley High School students with $1,000 scholarships, according to John Ron Stuckey, chairman of the lodge’s scholarship committee. They were chosen from seven applicants.

To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants had to each be accepted by a college and provide an application, high school transcript and an essay describing why they felt like they deserved a scholarship. Stuckey said a committee evaluated the candidates by grades, community and school involvement and their essays.

The money for the scholarships was raised from the Valley Masonic Lodge #516’s annual golf tournament usually held in April of each year.

The five scholarship recipients were Madelyn Miles, the daughter of Michael and Robin Miles, who will attend Point University; Trinitie Nolen, the daughter of Wayne and Kim Nolen, who will attend Wallace State Community College; Natalie McCarthy, the daughter of Clint and Shandra McCarthy, who will attend Southern Union State Community College; Haley Duffee, the daughter of Shane Duffee and Jennifer Perry, who will attend Southern Union State Community College; and Diana Robles, the daughter of Hevi and Ana Robles, who will attend Jacksonville State University.