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CWCHS Seniors Awarded More than $1.5 Million in Scholarships Thursday

Carmi White County seniors are heading to college with help thanks to dozens of scholarships presented Thursday at the annual Awards Day ceremony broadcast on WROY and WRUL Sports on YouTube.  More than $1.5 million was given out to help students further their education and eventually earn careers in their fields of study.  Amber Carney, on behalf of the Absher Charitable Foundation, brought that organizations total endowments to $3 million since 2001 at the ceremony.  18 students garnered $24,000 gifts.  Another 10 picked up $48,000 each directly through the Absher Charitable Foundation.  Carney had this to say about the foundation and it’s mission.

“The Absher Foundation was established in 2019 to make Whtie County a better place to live through charitable support that advances education and healthcare.  Through hard work and determination, Henry, Jane, and Ron Absher achieved great success in the oil and automotive businesses.  Their philanthropic nature and financial success combined led them to establish this foundation.  The Absher Charitable Foundation will be their legacy and will benefit the residents of White County for generations to come.  From 2021 to 2023, we have awarded 1.7 million in scholarships to CWCHS and NCOE graduates.  In addition to that, I’m pleased to announce that this year alone, our graduating classes of 2024 will be awarded $1.3 million in scholarships.  To those students, we’d like to say ‘well done’.  These are not gifts, but tools to help you achieve your future success.  Go out into this world and make us proud.”

It was also another good year for kids who participate in the arts.  More than 90 scholarships and awards were given out to drama students during the day.  LillRae Melsheimer was among the top recipients hearing her name called out 14 times.  She’ll study nursing beginning in the fall at USI.  Maggie Gross was also highly decorated crossing the stage 13 times.  The White County CEO Chief Executive Officer is off to the University of Evansville in August where she’ll initiate her quest for a degree in Business Administration.  As always, the ceremony wrapped up with a standing ovation for students who will join the military.  Konner Buchanan is enlisting in the United States Marine Corps.

1 comment
  1. Mrs b
    Mrs b
    May 10, 2024 at 5:58 am

    Congratulations Konner buchanan !! Congratulations to all !! Proud for u all !


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