Cornelius Booster Club awards $1,000 scholarships
Three graduating seniors from the Cornelius area are getting a little help from local schools supporters as they go on to college.
The Cornelius Booster Club awarded Elamny Hernandez-Guarema, Benjamin Vandehey and Jordan Vann scholarships of $1,000 apiece last Wednesday, June 17.
Hernandez-Guarema and Vann attended Forest Grove High School. Vandehey graduated earlier this month from Glencoe High School in Hillsboro.
Ralph Brown, co-president of the Cornelius Booster Club, said there were 14 scholarship applicants, including some very impressive candidates.
"It was a hard decision," he said this week.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, extracurricular activities and community service, and financial need.
The Cornelius Booster Club usually awards its scholarships at an annual awards banquet around the time of high school graduations.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, the awards were presented at a "much smaller gathering of the graduates and some of their family," the club said in a statement announcing the scholarship recipients.
"The Cornelius Booster Club congratulates Elamny, Jordan and Benjamin on their successful completion of high school and wishes them the best, on behalf of the Cornelius community, as they continue their educations," the statement concluded.
By Mark Miller
Washington County Editor
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