Receiving $1,000 scholarships to Paris Junior College from the Rotary Club of Paris United are (from left) Paige Waldroup, Rileigh Wright, Mara Mabry, Mandy Freeman, Coral Smith, Wayde Clark, Trinity Davis, and Erica Cole. Also receiving scholarships but not pictured are Averi McFadden, Shad McCalester, Lee Armstrong, Hannah McCool, and Trevor Banister.

Thirteen students from area high schools have been awarded $1000 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Paris United. The students are attending Paris Junior College in the fall 2018 semester.
The scholarship will cover educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, room, and board, and is split between fall and spring semesters.
“The Rotary Club of Paris United is pleased to award these scholarships that will help the students continue their education,” said Connie Stauter of Rotary’s Scholarship Committee.
PJC Director of Student Life, Kenneth Webb, spoke to the students about their responsibilities while at PJC. Students are expected to demonstrate leadership and need to attend one Rotary meeting a semester; attend PJC Student Government Association meetings and assist with SGA activities, and maintain a cumulative 3.0-grade point average.
Rotary scholarship recipients are listed below, by the school.
Chisum High School: Lee Armstrong and Loren Paige Waldroup
North Lamar High School: Mandy Freeman, Mara Mabry, and Coral Smith.
Paris High School: Erica Cole, Trinity Davis, Averi McFadden, and Rileigh Wright.
Roxton High School: Wayde Clark and Shad McCalester.
Travis High School of Choice: Hannah McCool and Trevor Banister
The Rotary Club has over 50 members and meets each Thursday at noon in the Ballroom in the Paris Junior College Student Center. For information about Rotary visit For more information on scholarships or college courses, contact Paris Junior College at 903-785-7661.