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Scholarship Night

Jun 06, 2024 01:06PM ● By Ethan Hoffmann

MHS Sterling Scholars receive a commemorative award for their dedication and hard work.

Scholarship Night is a unique opportunity offered by Morgan High School to provide students with scholarships from local businesses to jumpstart their Tertiary education. Each year, it is organized by the MHS counseling center and the MHS Scholarship Board. The Scholarship board is made up of volunteers who freely give their time to benefit the senior students of Morgan High School. 

The Scholarship Board has been active for 29 years and this year they gave over $155,000 in scholarships to 124 graduating seniors. The event was held on Monday, May 20, 2024, in the Morgan High School auditorium. According to Michele Wilkinson, the mission of the event is to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating seniors (recognizing their awarded institutional scholarships) as well as award local scholarships. Local scholarships are given from various community groups including families, businesses, memorials, and alumni. “These generous donors are incredible,” said Wilkinson. “Many of them have donated to the scholarship fund for years. We recognized four exemplary donors this year: Wilson's Paint & Flooring, Mark & Sheila Wilkinson, The Kelly Family, and The Class of 1991. They have each donated more than 10,000 to the scholarship program. This program wouldn't be possible without our generous donors.”

The funds donated by these amazing community members will provide students with a hand-up as they embark on the next phase of their education. The awards won't completely pay for the student’s schooling, but every little bit helps in the long run. “If the students know that they have the support of their community behind them it makes the possibility of their success even greater,” said Wilkinson. “It is truly awe-inspiring to see the donors connect with the students at the awards night and remember how much good we can do when we all step in and help.” λ

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