6/19/13: Area high school seniors receive JATC scholarships

Each year, Junior Auxiliary of Taney County invites graduating seniors from area high schools to submit applications for four $500 scholarships and one renewable $500 “Scholarcare” scholarship.

To encourage continued service wherever they may be, scholarships are awarded based on the applicants’ volunteering efforts in their communities. The renewable Scholarcare scholarship is designed to help provide monthly encouragement and support to a student venturing out on their own for the first time.

This year’s scholarship recipients include Ryan Brown and Ashley Penrod, Branson; Shayna Hughey, Forsyth; Houston Trent, Ava; and Robert Taylor, Bradleyville. Kelsie Thomas from Ava, is this year’s Scholarcare scholarship recipient.

JATC has approximately 40 members who annually contribute more than 4,000 volunteer hours and thousands of dollars as they strive to improve the mental, physical, social and emotional well-being of children in Taney County.   Nationally, more than 14,430 women serve their communities in 101 Junior Auxiliary chapters, investing nearly $2 million in services projects in those communities.

Published: Branson Daily Independent, June 19-20, 2013 and Branson Tri-Lakes News, 6/22/13