Area students awarded AmVets scholarships

CLINTON — Clinton AMVETS Post 14 recently developed a Dennis Davenport/AMVETS Post 14 scholarship program for local high school graduates.  

AMVETS Post 14 member Dennis Davenport requested that AMVET Post 14 facilitate development of the program to help children or grandchildren of veterans going on to attend a university, junior college or trade school.  Dennis donated $10,000 to go towards the first year of this new program.  

To qualify for the scholarship, the applying students had to be from a local high school as well as be a child or grandchild of a veteran. Once the students had completed the application, the AMVETS Post 14 Scholarship Committee evaluated the submissions. 

The Scholarship Committee includes Chairman Ed Beck, member Marvin Hubble, member Darrel Tucker and advisor Dennis Davenport (Alternate Jessie Owens). The Committee’s challenge was to develop an application and scoring criteria for the candidates.

After receiving six applications, it was decided by the Scholarship Committee to award all the applicants $1,500 each.  

There were five recipients from the Clinton High School.  They were Sarah Emery, Daniel Murphy, Chase Reynolds, Dalton Sanders and Maggie Werts.  There was also one recipient, Isaac Phillips, from University High School, Normal, Ill.(a grandchild of an AMVET Post 14 member).  

Pictured above are the five CHS recipients holding a facsimile of their checks presented to them at the awards ceremony.

Pictured below is the University High recipient.

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