MCCCE to Present Scholarships for Educational Assistance | News

The McCracken County Community Career Endowment, Inc. (MCCCE) will distribute the 2022 Education Assistance Awards at a reception honoring 20 students at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

The event will take place at the Emerging Technology Center on the West Kentucky Community and Technical College campus in room 109.

The keynote speaker for the event will be LaKetta Caldwell. She is the artistic director of arts education for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. From Paducah to Carbondale, Illinois to the Big Apple, education and work have taken her across the country, allowing her to use her theater training to empower and educate diverse populations.

Due to additional funds received from the Fred and Peggy Paxton Non-Endowed Fund, enhanced scholarships will also be presented to six Class XI students in the PaxtonScholars program.

Zabrina Hunter, Maliyah Jones, Rosie Minter, Joseph Reeves, Jr., Maci Robinson and Katelynn Williams will receive scholarships earned during their high school years. They received a college-ready laptop with carrying case in December 2021 and will receive additional funds next year that they will earn during their first two semesters of college (all of these funds are based on weighted averages of the students). Six of PaxtonScholars Class X will receive earned funds in their Spring 2022 academic semester and students newly selected to be part of PaxtonScholars Class XII will be recognized.

The 20 students chosen based on their GPA, financial need, achievements, and future goals to receive the 2022 MCCCE Educational Assistance Scholarship funds totaling $22,350.00 are:

Sarina Hamilton – Murray State University, graphic design major.

Audriah Hawthorne – Murray State University, Communication Disorders Major.

Trinity Patterson – West Kentucky Community and Technical College, criminology major.

Zoe Houston – McCracken County High School senior-Murray State University, physics major.

Camdon Marshall – Paducah Tilghman High School senior-Murray State University, OSHA major.

Dale Young III – Paducah Tilghman High School senior-Kentucky State University, major in exercise science.

Brenda Taylor – Paducah Tilghman High School, undecided.

Avery Strayhorn – West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Major in Architectural Engineering.

Donye Shaw – McCracken County High School senior-West Kentucky Community and Technical College, physical therapy major.

Amiah Shannon – Paducah Tilghman High School senior-University of Louisville, psychology major.

Katherine Morrison – McCracken County High School – University of Louisville, Nursing Major.

Kevonte Kilby – University of Kentucky, electrical engineering major.

Amaya Kendrick – Paducah Tilghman High School senior-Eastern Kentucky University, marketing major.

Gabrielle Copeland – Paducah Tilghman High School senior-University of Kentucky, musical theater major.

Shymiya Daye – McCracken County High School senior-University of Louisville, exercise science major.

Landon Fitzgerald – undecided Paducah Tilghman High School, exercise science major.

DaRoyce Flemons – University of Kentucky, Kinesiology major.

Elijah Gaines – Paducah Tilghman High School senior-Western Kentucky University, Social Media Marketing major.

Wesley Saxton – West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Nursing Major.

Alexa White – University of Louisville, nursing major.

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Avery Strayhorn – West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Major in Architectural Engineering.

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Anaya McHaney – West Kentucky Community and Technical College, undecided major.

Cheyon Smith—West Kentucky Community and Technical College, major undecided.

Camdon Marshall – Murray State University, OSHA specialization (selected in 2021).

For the 16th consecutive year, Ronald McDonald House Charities donated funds again this year for the purchase of two new college-ready laptops complete with carrying cases. Cathy Elliott will give them to two lucky scholarship recipients during the program.

Eight regional mentoring/tutoring organizations each received $1,200 grants from the MCCCE Fredrickia Hargrove Mentoring/Tutoring Enrichment Program. Organizations to recognize are: Ninth Street Tabernacle Youth Ministries, Inc., LIFE Community, Inc., The Luther Carson Four Rivers Center, KeysII@Broadway United Methodist Church, Tornado Alley Youth Services Center, Black Coal & Roses Society Young Ladies Organization, PTHS African American Leadership Club and MCHS African American Leadership Club.

The event is open to the public but places are limited. For ticket information, call 270-444-6962 to purchase tickets for a suggested donation of $10.

To find out how to donate funds to support MCCCE efforts, go to mccce.org.

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