The Kiwanis Club of Columbus recently awarded scholarships to 12 outstanding middle school students. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the T. Hiram Stanley Scholarship Awards.
The late Stanley was a Kiwanian of long standing and a long-term member of the Muscogee County Board of Education, which he served as chairman. He was also President and CEO of the Royal Crown Cola Company.
Front row, from left, Kylee Christensen, Midland Middle School, third place; Danielle Griffin, Fort Middle School; Keshawn White, Eddy Middle School; Vineeth Harish, Blackmon Road Middle School, second place; Tyler Robinson, Double Churches Middle School; and Rayshon Foster, Rothschild Middle.
Second row, Derek T. Huell, Aaron Cohn Middle School, lst place; Mary Chen, Arnold Magnet Academy; Gerry Scott,III, Baker Middle School; Andrew Chambers, Richards Middle School; Thomas "Will" Kendrick-Holmes, Veteran's Memorial Middle; and Cameron Adams, East Columbus Magnet Academy.
Back row, Kiwanis Club President Jonathan Smart and Tami McDonald, Scholarship Committee Chair.