The Madison County Republican Women’s Club awarded two $500 scholarships to students from Madison County. The awards were presented on Thursday, April 24 to Clayton Geib and Jennifer Darling, both students at London High School.
They submitted entries to the Madison County Republican Women’s Club Scholarship Contest, an annual event for the Madison County Republican Women’s Club.
Geib chose “The Meaning of Democracy” as the topic for his entry, and Darling chose “The Privilege of Voting” for her entry.
The team of judges, led by Stephanie Schooley, presented the awards during a dinner and meeting at the Red Brick Tavern. The awards were judged on research and content. Both students were asked to read their essays for the dinner/meeting attendees.
They were very articulate and it was evident that they did their research before composing their essays, members said.
“Congratulations to the students for participating in the contest, their parents and grandparents for encouragement and support,” a spokesperson said.
“The intent of the Madison County Republican Women’s Club is not only to provide scholarships, but to encourage students to delve into the history of democracy, what makes it work, and become part of the process by being active in the community,” a spokesperson said. “Our youth are the future. Let’s offer them guidance and support to ensure their future and the future of the United States of America.”
Anyone interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member of the Madison County Republican Women’s Club call (740) 852-3591 if you have questions.