Recipients of Sheryl Crow Scholarships Recognized

KENNETT, Mo., Jan. 9, 2004 — Recipients of the Kennett #39 Education Foundation Sheryl Crow Scholarship for the fall 2003 semester recently recognized at the Kennett Area Higher Education Center (KAHEC).

Recipients include Melissa Luye, an elementary education major, and Paige Crafton, also an elementary education major, both from Bragg City, Mo.; Kim Short, an elementary education major, and Perllean Turner, an education major, both from Kennett, Mo.; and Sherry Curtright, an information systems technology major from Gobler, Mo.

The Kennett #39 Education Foundation Sheryl Crow Scholarship was established in 1999 through the generosity of Sheryl Crow, a Kennett native and Grammy award winning artist. Each scholarship covers the fees for one undergraduate or graduate class offered through KAHEC.

Selection is based on financial need and connection to the Kennett No. 39 School District. Full- and part-time students are eligible for the scholarship, and prior recipients are considered for renewal providing they maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Several scholarships are awarded each semester.

Also recognized was Jessica Forys, an art major from Nashville, Ill., who is the 2003-2004 recipient of the Sheryl Crow Scholarship for the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. Forys is pursuing a degree in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.