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Highland grads earn Kiwanis scholarships

Thursday, August 7, 2003

Four Highland School graduates were selected as this year's Kiwanis scholarship winners.

At a recent Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club meeting Lindsay Poulsen and Jennifer Wilkinson were selected as this year's Georgia Morton Medical Scholarship Winners. Poulsen received her check for $1,000. She is enrolled in medical technology at the University of Central Arkansas. Wilkinson also received a check of $1,000 and is enrolled in radiology at Arkansas State University.

The $500 Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship was awarded to Travis Peterson, who will attend Marion Military Institute majoring in mechanical engineering. The Kiwanis $500 General Scholarship was awarded to Allen Moore. He will attend Arkansas State University in Mountain Home majoring in accounting. All four scholarships are awarded for four semesters and will help each student with their college expenses.

The medical scholarships are made possible in part by endowments from former Cherokee Village Kiwanian Frank Harmon and Dr. Wallace Morton. The Georgia Morton Medical Scholarship is a memorial to Dr. Morton's wife who was a registered nurse.

The Memorial Day and Labor Day pancake breakfasts and other Kiwanis fund-raising events also help fund the various Kiwanis scholarship programs offered to outstanding Highland High School students.

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