LCHS Class of ’65 issues scholarship challenge

February 17, 2016

By Carol Campbell

LCHS Class of '65 Front row (L-R) - Norma Hackworth Lena Fugate, Linda Sue Gilbert. Back row - Connie Fitch, Brenda Vaughn, Mary McClurg.

LCHS Class of ’65
Front row (L-R) – Norma Hackworth Lena Fugate, Linda Sue Gilbert.
Back row – Connie Fitch, Brenda Vaughn, Mary McClurg.

The Lewis County High School Class of 1965 has a challenge for alumni.

At a recent reunion, the class decided to leave a legacy. To do this, they chose to pool their donations and establish a scholarship. They contacted the Lewis County Educational Foundation with their idea and since the Foundation already gives scholarships, it was a perfect match.

In 2016, at graduation, the Class of 1965 will be presenting a $1,000 scholarship to a Lewis County High School senior. Plus, the Class of 1965 plans to offer a scholarship in the following years, too. A real legacy.

With that in mind, the Class of 1965 is challenging other classes and individuals to do the same. Would you like to leave a lasting memorial to help the students in Lewis County? This is a chance to do so. The Tollesboro Class of 1975 has already answered this challenge and is setting up a scholarship for this year.

Helen Smith was instrumental in starting the scholarship program with the Educational Foundation. It was her goal to have it set up and running and she donated money to start it. Other people with ties to the county have set up scholarships with the Educational Foundation. These include Rodney and Victoria Poynter and Ron LeMaster.

So, you don’t have to wait until the graduates are walking down the aisle to think scholarships. You can make a tax deductible donation to the Educational Foundation yourself, or join with others and set one up, by sending your gift to Lewis County Educational Foundation, PO Box  34, Vanceburg, KY  41179.

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