The Philaco Woman’s Club education committee has announced the recipients of two $1,000 scholarship awards for 2013.
Winners are Morgan Walker, salutatorian for the Franklin County High School Class of 2013, and Sarah E. Strickland, valedictorian at the First Baptist Christian School.
Walker, who has a grade point average of better than 4.0, served as team captain of the Brain Bowl team for 2012 and competed on the team in grades 10 through 12, as well as participating in sports, scouting, serving as a student mentor and working part-time. She has been accepted by the University of Florida where she plans to pursue a course of study in physics and astronomy. Morgan also has been dual-enrolled at Gulf Coast State College and will have 36 credit hours when she graduates.
Strickland, who has a 3.5 grade point average, served as a teacher's aide her senior year, volunteered with her school's fundraising events, and assisted with younger classes and her church nursery, while working part time since 2009. She enjoys sports and photography, and paints in oil, acrylic and pastels, and enjoys. She has been accepted by Pensacola Christian College where she plans to enter the nursing program, with art as an elective.
Committee members Judy Cook, Ginny Griner, Heather Guidry, Dawn Radford, and Judy Stokowski acted as judges during the scholarship competition.