Highlands Rotary presents scholarships to youth

Highlands Rotary Club presented their Scholarships last week to college-bound students. Each year the local club presents 8 scholarships, worth $1000 each per school year, to outstnding local students who have presented applications and grade transcripts for consideration by a committee of the club. Recipients this year, their school, college choice and major are as follows: HOLLI SWICK, Texas A&M, wildlife & fisheries; MAYRA GARCIA, Chinquapin, Trinity Univ., environmental studies; HILLARY CREEL, Sterling, Lee College, education; TARRELL THIBODEAUX, Sterling, UT Austin, pre-med; DUSTIN JONES, Sterling, Lee College, business; KRISTINA WESELKA, Sterling, UT Richardson, cosmetology/psychology; KRISTAN HOFFMAN, Bellaire, Carnegie Mellon, english. Inset photo, REBECCA NIBBE, Sterling, Univ. of Mary Hardin/Baylor, business. Also seen in the photo above are Larry White, club scholarship chairman, and Joe Hausberger, club president. Funds for the scholarships come from the Chili Feast held each February by the Rotary Club of Highlands. Mayra Garcia received the Jay E. Bird Honorary Scholarship, and Kristan Hoffman received the Beverly Culbreath Honorary Scholarship.