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Kiwanis scholarship recipients

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11:07 am

The Kiwanis Club of Ashland has announced that the 2017 recipients of its scholarships for graduating high school seniors of our sponsored Key Clubs are:  Evan Davis (Lee-Davis), Susannah Hosay (Hanover), James Kegley (Patrick Henry) and Kelsey Phelon (Glen Allen).

Evan Davis will be attending James Madison University in the fall and plans to major in marketing, perhaps with a MBA following his undergraduate studies.  Susannah Hosay, our Hanover HS recipient, also will be attending James Madison University.  Kelsey Phelon, our Glen Allen graduate, plans to attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

With four $2,000 scholarships (each @ $500 per year for four years), this component of the club’s serving the children programs usually results in total annual payouts of $8,000.  The club’s fundraisers and donations by Kiwanians to its Ashland Kiwanis Charitable Foundation make this happen.

The Kiwanis Club of Ashland was established in 1923 and has been providing community service to Ashland, Hanover and adjacent communities ever since.  The Kiwanis motto is “serving the children of the world.”  Kiwanis International includes 8,400 clubs with more than 270,000 members in 96 nations.  Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $100 million and almost 6 million volunteer hours for community service projects.

The Ashland club actively sponsors Key Clubs at four area high schools (Glen Allen, Hanover, Lee-Davis and Patrick Henry), the CKI Club at Randolph-Macon College and the Ashland Aktion Club (for Hanover adults with disabilities).  Additionally, it has a Reading Mentors program at Henry Clay Elementary School and a Perfect Attendance Program for students at four area elementary schools.  The club, too, provides scholarships for qualifying, graduating Key Club seniors each year.  Club service activities include the operation of Ashland’s annual Olde Time Holiday Parade, volunteers for Train Day, and installation of playground equipment at Pufferbelly Park in Ashland.