Several students are college-bound with some help from Circle Of Concern.
The local nonprofit awarded grants to a total of 13 seniors who graduated from local high schools this past spring, with 11 of them residing in West County. In addition, scholarships were awarded to seven of last year’s winners for their second year of college.
This year’s scholarship awards totaled $25,000.
First-year recipients include Phillip Sansone from Fulton School at St. Albans; Hannah Petry from Eureka; Lewis Werner from Lafayette; Jessica Phung from Marquette; Ben London from Rockwood Summit; An Hseih, Sarah Larara and Sarah Munir from Parkway West; Yee Ji (Sarah) Kim from Parkway Central; and Mikaela Fox and Sebastian Wilson from Valley Park. Second-year awardees include: Sarah Huber, Florida State University; Jason Palmer, Maryville University; Jordan Johnson, University of Missouri at Columbia; Christine Truong, Rockhurst University; Karli McIntyre, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Tahmid Islam, Saint Louis University: and Humza Ahmad. St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
Support for scholarships comes from the organization’s general funds and from a number of friends in the community. Special Awards are sponsored by St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Ellisville, Rockwood School District Retired Teachers, the Delta Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, and are given in the name of Arlene Frazier, Walter Beranek, Glenn Koenen and Sam Pallazolo.