Grimes earns top Moose Lodge scholarship

Preslar, Carrillo, Smith also recognized

ROCKINGHAM — The Moose Youth Kids Talk Scholarship is what I call “The FUN scholarship opportunity!”

Students in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to attend a workshop that is usually held on a Saturday for up to four hours. This workshop helps train them for the three different talks they are required to do before a group of kids ages 4 to 9 on positive topics such as: Say No to Drugs, Be totally against bullying, Eat Healthy, Exercise is important, or Smoking can kill you!

Submitted photo McKenzie Grimes, center, with Mike Perdue of Rockingham Moose Lodge (left) and RSHS Principal Keith McKenzie.

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McKenzie Grimes, center, with Mike Perdue of Rockingham Moose Lodge (left) and RSHS Principal Keith McKenzie.

The first student to return all three of their required talks to the main office will receive $100 to spend as they wish. Then all the students have until February to complete all required applicant information and kids talks. A group of students are formed for the judging. One student’s application is chosen as the overall winner representing RSHS and wins a $1,000 scholarship from the local Rockingham Moose Lodge.

That student also has the opportunity to attend the National Competition. In the event that the first-place winner cannot attend the National Competition, the second- and third-place winners are given that opportunity.

Submitted photo Mike Perdue, of Rockingham Moose, stands to the far left with Analuz Carrillo, Justin Smith, McKenzi Grimes and Bailey Preslar, along with RSHS Principal Keith McKenzie.

Submitted photo
Mike Perdue, of Rockingham Moose, stands to the far left with Analuz Carrillo, Justin Smith, McKenzi Grimes and Bailey Preslar, along with RSHS Principal Keith McKenzie.

Senior McKenzie Grimes won the $1,000 scholarship, while Bailey Preslar won $100, while Analuz Carrillo was recognized as the second-place winner and Justin Smith, a sophomore, finished with a third-place effort.

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