The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club met on Tuesday evening for their regularly scheduled meeting. The members welcome special guests and this year’s scholarship winners.
Each year the club gives $500 scholarships to local high school seniors. This year the club gave away four scholarships.
The first to receive their scholarship was the Key Club member. The local Kiwanis Club sponsors two Key Clubs in the county. One at East Bladen High School and one at West Bladen High School. These students work hard on civic duties throughout the year as Key Club members.
Over the years, Key Club members have collected tens of thousands of cans for local food pantries, provided labor for disaster relief efforts to residents, worked with Relay for Life events, and attended Kiwanis Club meetings. All Key Club members were awarded a Key Club cord for their work as a Key Club member.
President of the Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club, Dr. Lisa Bryan, said, “Key Club is an international club that has great recognition and provides and amazing opportunity for students to learn about leadership and helping others.”
Jackson Bostic, 2021 Senior from East Bladen High School, was the Key Club Scholarship winner. Bostic plans to attend East Carolina University and major in Business Management.
Larson Cashwell, 2021 Senior from Harrells Christian Academy, received a Kiwanis Scholarship. She plans to attend Campbell University to major in Exercise Sports Science.
Brady Sasser, 2021 Senior from West Bladen High School, received a Kiwanis Scholarship. He plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke to major in Psychology.
Hannah Wheeless, 2021 Senior from East Bladen High School, received a Kiwanis Scholarship. She plans to attend Campbell University and major in Exercise Sports Science.
Dr. Bryan, congratulated the scholarship winners as she handed them each a $500 check. Dr. Bryan also presented Kiwanis Club Recognitions for Michael Aycock and Charlotte Smith for their years of service. Aycock has been a member for ten years, and Smith has been a member for five years.
With Thompson’s Small Engine Repair on Highway 701 in Elizabethtown, Kiwanian William Thompson is offering raffle tickets for a chainsaw to help raise money for the Kiwanis Club. Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket is asked to stop by Thompson’s Small Engine Repair before July 2, 2021.
Anyone interested in joining the Key Club or the Kiwanis Club may contact Dr. Bryan at email@example.com.