QACHS Alumni award schol­ar­ships, plan re­union

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CENTREVILLE — Three de­serv­ing Queen Anne’s County High School stu­dents were each awarded $1,000 schol­ar­ships by the Queen Anne’s County High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion.

The schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee eval­u­ated the sub­mit­ted ap­pli­ca­tions and the 2016 re­cip­i­ents in­cluded: Madi­son Ben­nett, daugh­ter of Daria Krauser Ben­nett (Class of 1980); Marissa Mor­ris­sette, daugh­ter of Jeremy Mor­risette (Class of 1989) and Michele Beavers Mor­risette (Class of 1991), and alumni as­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber Caro­line Peter­son, who grad­u­ated from QACHS in 2014. Ap­pli­cants do not need to at­tend QACHS to qual­ify for the schol­ar­ships. The schol­ar­ships are open to alumni as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers who cur­rently at­tend col­lege or want to go to col­lege or to any high school se­niors from any school who are di­rect de­scen­dants of QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers.

The ap­pli­cant must be ac­cepted into an ac­cred­ited pro­gram or cer­tifi­cate pro­gram at a U.S. col­lege or univer­sity, and carry a min­i­mum of three cred­its per se­mes­ter. The ap­pli­cants are re­quired to state clear ca­reer plans and sub­mit a com­plete schol­ar­ship ap­pli­ca­tion pack­age by the dead­line date in April. Since the As­so­ci­a­tion’s in­cep­tion in 2008, more than $25,000 in schol­ar­ships have been awarded.

The pri­mary pur­pose of the QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion is to pro­vide schol­ar­ships to de­serv­ing stu­dents, and to pro­vide gifts and ser­vices to the school. The ma­jor fund raiser for this or­ga­ni­za­tion is the an­nual Multi-Class Re­union.

This year’s re­union will be held on Satur­day, Aug. 13, at Red Eye’s Dock Bar be­gin­ning at 5 p.m. The cost to en­ter the event will be the yearly mem­ber­ship dues of $10 per in­di­vid­ual alum­nus or $15 for an alumni cou­ple. Red Eye’s is of­fer­ing drink and food spe­cials for QACHS Alumni ar­riv­ing be­fore 8:30 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Daria Ben­nett at dkben­net1204@gmail.com or visit the Queen Anne’s County High School (QACHS) Alumni Face­book page. The band this year will be Cazh­miere. Mem­ber­ship dues must be paid by cash or check; no cred­its cards can be ac­cepted. Join the QACHS Alumni for a fun, mu­sic-filled night on Aug. 13 at Kent Nar­rows.

The QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will have a booth again this year at the Queen Anne’s County Fair. Save time and avoid lines at Red Eye’s by sign­ing up or re­new­ing your 2017 mem­ber­ship at the 4-H Fair. Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber­ship fees fund schol­ar­ship awards and gifts for the bet­ter­ment of QACHS.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion, visit the web page at http://www.qacps.org/do­main/1572 or write to QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion, P. O. Box 512, Centreville, MD 21617.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Pam Ed­wards, left, presents Madi­son Ben­nett with the Queen Anne’s County High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion Schol­ar­ship.

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