Millbridge Ruritan Club awards scholarships

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 16, 2024

CHINA GROVE — The Millbridge Ruritan Club recently awarded nine scholarships at its May meeting.

Seven scholarships each valued at $500 were awarded to high school seniors from South Rowan High School and West Rowan High School.

This year’s winners from West Rowan are Carlos Perez, Brinley Batts, Talton Correll and Karlie King.

This year’s winners from South Rowan High School are Holly DiStefano, Sydney Culp and Ella Carden.

The eighth scholarship, valued at $1,000, is awarded in memory of Curtis Graham, who was a founding member of the Millbridge Ruritan. Graham was instrumental in organizing and leading the scholarship program for many years. His son, Larry, was a member of the club for many years as well. This year’s winner is Sarah Waller from West Rowan High School.

The ninth scholarship, valued at $1,000, was awarded in memory of Ann White. White was a member of Millbridge Ruritan Club for many years. She lost her battle with cancer years ago and will always be remembered for her caring and compassionate gifts to the club and community. This year’s winner is Sarah Shell from South Rowan High School.