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Civitan Noonday honors four students

June 4th, 2012 3:45 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Civitan Noonday honors four students

Leigh Ann Laube ?The Kingsport Civitan Noonday Club awarded $1,000 scholarships to Collette McWilliams (front), Justin "J.D." Brickey (left), Jordan Paul and Jake Stidham.

Each year, the Kingsport Civitan Noonday Club honors four local high school seniors.

“There are four criteria,” said Cheryl Harvey, the club’s scholarship chair. “Academic, activities, high moral integrity, and the most important — servant leadership.”

The four students are chosen by guidance counselors at their schools. The club awards each a $1,000 scholarship to be used for any aspect of their college careers.

“We’re a small club,” Harvey said, “but this is a top priority. We feel like the money we invest in these kids comes back many, many fold.”
Honored this year are:

• Jordan Paul, 19, from Sullivan South High School. Paul is a four-year member of the soccer team and is active with Celebration Church. He’s taken mission trips and participated in the 30-Hour Famine. He has worked at McDonald’s for four years. He plans to attend Liberty University to study pastoral leadership.

• Collette McWilliams, 18, from Sullivan Central High School. At Central, McWilliams has been a member of the band, swim team and Key Club. She will attend Tennessee Tech to study biochemistry before going to medical school.

• Justin “J.D.” Brickey, 17, from Sullivan North High School. Brickey has been president of the student body and has done numerous service projects through student council. He’sa three-year member of the tennis team and attends West View Baptist Church. He plans to attend East Tennessee State University and study dermatology.

• Jake Stidham, 18, from Dobyns-Bennett High School. A three-sport athlete, Stidham played football for four years, wrestled for three years, and ran track for two years. He was a three-year member of the school’s orchestra. He’s an Eagle Scout and a volunteer at Holston Valley Medical Center. He plans to attend Carson-Newman and study history.

The students were honored on May 17 during a luncheon.

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