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Jackson Rotary Club awards high school seniors with scholarships

JACKSON, Tenn. (WNBJ) - The Jackson Rotary Club hosted its weekly luncheon, and this week they were celebrating some local high school seniors by awarding them with scholarships.

“The community service that they have experienced, all of the clubs that they are in, and their academics it’s all impressive and mind-blowing,” said Greg Alexander, the Junior Rotarian Program Chair with the Jackson Rotary Club.

The chairman of the Junior Rotarian Program with the Jackson Rotary Club talks about the scholarship program.

“At the end of the year, we choose a scholarship winner from each of the nine area schools, plus, one winner of the Thomas Odd Scholarship for Community Service. A total of ten scholarships, each for $2,000,” said Alexander.

Campbell Scott is a senior at Jackson Christian School and he is the recipient of the Thomas Odd Scholarship for Community Service with a total of 152 service hours worked.

“I felt like it was something that I understood well before, but their motto is service before self. So, in the time that I had here, I was trying my best to serve others in the best way that I could and they helped reinforce that as I go into college this next year,” said Campbell Scott, a Junior Rotarian Scholarship recipient.

Scott plans to attend Freed Hardeman University, major in kinesiology and minor in Bible.

Another scholarship recipient talks about her excitement about receiving the scholarship.

“I am very excited that the Rotary Club has given several high school seniors this opportunity. It truly is a great way to give back to high school seniors in the community in Jackson,” said Lilly Mitchell, a Junior Rotarian Scholarship recipient.

Mitchell plans to attend the University of Mississippi, major in psychology and minor in education.

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