KCC PTA awards 6 of 16 scholarships to local students

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The Knox County Council Parent Teacher Association awarded 16 scholarships earlier this year to graduates of Knox County high schools, including six in the farragutpress coverage area.

“Each scholarship awarded was $800, and the money goes directly to the college each student will be attending,” said Connie French, KCC PTA president.

“Six out of the 16 scholarships are labeled the Jablonski Education Needs Scholarship, as they are given by Jim Jablonski in honor of his wife and son. As a result of Mr. Jablonski’s donation, six scholarships were awarded; two out of a total of the six were given to students with special needs.”

French said there were about 100 applicants last year, and all Knox County seniors are invited to apply. 

“These kids deserve to be recognized and were not given the normal ceremony last year due to COVID,” French added.

Area scholarship winners are Elizabeth “Eliza” McWhirter, Erin Mee and Archana Ramesh of Farragut High School; Emma Adkins of Bearden High School (Jablonski scholarship); and Caroline Brown (Jablonsk scholarship) and Jeremiah Wells of Hardin Valley Academy.