The Houston County Bar Association awarded six scholarships each for $500 to local students for its annual Law Day celebration. The awards were based on the students’ essay “Lincoln, a Legacy of Liberty” where each essay tried to define President Abraham Lincoln’s impact on history and the law of the United States. The students chosen were: Allyson B. Rhodes, Warner Robins High School; David Burke, John Renshaw and Talia Mangus all from Houston County High School; Alexander Cartwright, Westfield; and Yesmine Releford from Perry High School.
COMMENTS FROM REBECCA TYDINGS, CHAIR, Houston County Bar Association Scholarship Committee:
"It was a tough selection for the committee which had to choose the top six essays from a number of truly outstanding efforts. The chosen students should be very proud of themselves and we’re certain that the unrestricted scholarship will be very handy with upcoming college expenses."
COMMENTS FROM SUSAN MCNALLY, President, Houston County Bar:
"Thanks should go out not just to the wonderful students who wrote essays that were a joy to read, but also to the committee members who donated their time and talents to reviewing the essays. We are particularly grateful for the generous financial support from many members of the Houston County Bar that make these scholarships possible. We look forward to awarding the checks in a ceremony at the Houston County Courthouse in Perry on Friday, May 1st at 8:30am. Family, friends, and members of the media are invited."