McCracken County Community Career Endowment Names 2022 Educational Assistance Scholarship Recipients | News






The McCracken County Community Career Endowment has announced this year’s Educational Assistance Scholarship recipients.

The 20 students will be recognized at a reception scheduled for April 24 at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Emerging Technology Center. At the reception on April 24, two scholarship recipients will receive laptop computers paid for through donations from Ronald McDonald Houses.

Due to additional funds from the Fred and Peggy Paxton Non-Endowed Fund, the MCCCE says enhanced scholarship funds 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 Katelyn Williams. Six PaxtonScholars Program Class X students will receive earned funds in their Spring 2022 academic semester and newly selected PaxtonScholars Program Class XII students will also be recognized.

The MCCCE has awarded a total of $22,350 in scholarship funds for 2022. The recipients are:

  • Sabrina 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, 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, 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 – Paducah Tilghman High School senior, undecided, exercise science major
  • Deroyce 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

The MCCCE also announced the recipients of the sixth annual BA Hamilton Memorial Scholarship and Charles Hicks Memorial Scholarships. These recipients are:

BA Hamilton Memorial Scholarship – Avery Strayhorn – West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Major in Architectural Engineering

Charles Hicks Memorial Scholarships

  • Anaya McHaney – West Kentucky Community and Technical College, undecided major
  • Cheyon Smith – West Kentucky Community and Technical College, undecided major
  • Camdon Marshall – Murray State University, OSHA major (drafted 2021)

In addition, eight area mentoring/tutoring organizations each received $1,200 grants from the MCCCE Fredrickia Hargrove Mentoring/Tutoring Enrichment Program. These organizations are:

  • Ninth Street Tabernacle Youth Ministries Inc.
  • Community LIFE, Inc.
  • The Luther Carson Four Rivers Center
  • Keys II at Broadway United Methodist Church
  • Tornado Alley Youth Services Center
  • Black Coal & Roses Society Young Girls Organization
  • PTHS African American Leadership Club
  • The MCHS African American Leadership Club.
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