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Murphy, Boutwell receive ‘Take Stock’ scholarships

Calhoun County Take Stock in Children awarded scholarships to two local students on Thursday, February 23. Using information from the scholarship applications and student interviews, the Take Stock in Children Council awarded two-year college scholarships to Shelby Murphy, a 9th grade student from Altha School and Destiny Boutwell, a 9th grade student from Blountstown High School. As Take Stock in Children Scholarship recipients, both students will receive a two-year community college scholarship, a mentor to provide motivation, continuous monitoring and intervention services, and college and career counseling.

Destiny Boutwell is congratulated by her mom and Supt. McClellan.

In accepting the scholarships, the students will sign performance contracts agreeing to get good grades, exhibit positive behavior, demonstrate a willingness to work with their mentor and remain drug and crime free. When they adhere to their contracts, upon high school graduation, they will each receive their two-year scholarship. The students’ parents also sign the performance contract, promising to be involved with their children’s academic achievement and supportive of their chosen paths. The awarding of these scholarships are possible through donations of local community members and businesses. One hundred percent of local donations are spent on scholarships for local students. To become a part of the local Take Stock in Children Program as a council member, financial donor, or mentor, please contact Barbara Hathaway at 674-5647.

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