Olive Branch Rotary club awards scholarships

Six Olive Branch-area high school graduates were recipients of scholarships recently awarded by the Rotary Club of Olive Branch. Fundraising done by the club over the past year helps fund the $1,000 scholarships to each student. Applications are provided and recipients are selected based on the applications. They were honored and awarded their scholarships at the May 24 meeting of the club at the Olive Branch Country Club.

Following are photos of the scholarship recipients and brief information about them. They are shown with club past president Tracy Kirkley.

Gavin Taylor – Olive Branch High School

Gavin Taylor – Olive Branch High School 

AWARDS 

Olive Branch High School Valedictorian, OBHS Star Student, National Merit Scholar, Voted most likely to succeed, Principal’s List K-12, Eagle Scout, 4H Robotics District winner and club president 

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS 

National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Knowledge Bowl Club, Chess Club, Beta Club, ACT 30+ Club

COLLEGE 

University of Alabama at Huntsville – Aerospace Engineering 

Khushi Patel – Lewisburg High School

Khushi Patel  – Lewisburg High School 

AWARDS 

Highest Average in Government, Highest Average in ACT Prep English, Provost Scholar, Graduate of Special Distinction CLUB MEMBERSHIPS 

Beta Club Vice President, National Honors Society, German National Honors Society, Girls Rising Member 

COLLEGE 

Ole Miss – Biological Sciences

Amy Adame – Lewisburg High School

Amy Adame – Lewisburg High School 

AWARDS 

Spanish Honor Society, Honor Roll 

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS 

Spanish Club, Girls Rising, Interact 

COLLEGE 

Northwest Mississippi Community College – Pre-Law 

Zach Dennie – Lewisburg High School

Zach Dennie – Lewisburg High School

AWARDS 

Graduate of Distinction, Mississippi Scholar, MHSAA Scholar Athlete, Nominated for FCA Bob Patterson Award, LHS Football Team Captain

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS 

LHS Interact Club, LHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

COLLEGE 

Northwest Community College 

Health Sciences

Monquette Oliver – Center Hill High School

Monquette Oliver – Center Hill High School

AWARDS 

Beta Club, National Honor Society, Graduate of Distinction 

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS 

Spanish Club, Interact Club, Student Council and FCCLA 

COLLEGE 

Middle Tennessee State 

Kaitlyn Scott – Center Hill High School

Kaitlyn Scott – Center Hill High School

AWARDS 

Graduate of Distinction 

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS 

FCCLA 

COLLEGE 

Northwest Mississippi Community College 

Bachelor of Science

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