The Ferriday Rotary Club presented Ben Green Scholarships to four high school seniors during its weekly luncheon on May 9.
Recipients were Madelynn Michelle White of Delta Charter, Meinyaun J-Heida Smith of Ferriday High, Hunter Lane Lipsey of Monterey High and Samuel Louis Cooley of Vidalia High.
Former Concordia Parish School Superintendent James Lee discussed the origins of the scholarships during the presentations. The scholarships are named in honor the late Ben Green, a parish educator who served as superintendent.
Each recipient was awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
Delta Charter’s Madelynn Michelle White will attend Southeastern Louisiana University and major in nursing. She plans to become a nurse anesthetist. She is the 2019 Miss Vidalia and is active in school activities and a volunteer for numerous organizations and events.
Ferriday High’s Meinyaun J'Heida Smith will attend the University of Louisiana Monroe and major in Chemistry. Active in a number of school organizations, she is a dancer, choir member, volunteer and was named 2018-2019 student of the year.
Monterey High School’s Hunter Lane Lipsey will attend Mississippi State University with plans to major in entomology and return home to work. He is active in sports, enjoys volunteering, served as class president his freshman and senior years and was named Mr. MHS.
Vidalia High School’s Samuel Louis Cooley will attend Louisiana Tech where he plans to major in English with a minor in Creative Writing. He plans to return to the area to teach English. Cooley is active in sports, various clubs and councils, volunteers for a number of programs and was named VHS Student of the Year.