Designing Women 2021

Designing Women Foundation awards $11.5K to Poplar Bluff
Posted on 09/14/2021
Dr. Scott Dill, Mackinley Cox, Linda Surber, Hannah Tuttle, Nikki Davis and Ammalein Pendley.

The Designing Women Foundation honored its scholarship recipients and Charlie Classics Reading Contest winners during a reception held last month at the Bloodworth House, awarding $11,500 to students of Poplar Bluff Schools over the course of two years.

Thousand-dollar scholarship recipients of the Class of 2021 were Veilka Griffith, who is majoring in business administration; Morghyn McCain, nursing; Madison Moore, business; Lauren Robertson, medicine; Maria Polasek, nursing; and Austynn Dover, who received a technical scholarship to study aesthetics at the Technical Career Center.

The Foundation also honored Class of 2020 recipients, not recognized in person last year due to the public health crisis, including: Rhianna Johnston, undeclared major; Madison Smith, engineering; Elizabeth Gill, nursing; and Savannah Hudson, elementary education.

Charlie Classics winners included freshman Mackinley Cox, who won $600 for reading 58 books over the past two years; junior Emmalein Pendley, who won $600 for reading 35 during the same time period; and Hannah Tuttle of the Class of 2020, who was awarded $300 for reading 14 books during her senior year.

The Designing Women Foundation is dedicated to the cultural and educational enrichment of deserving young people, and aims to promote literacy through its annual reading program open to Junior and Senior High students. The nonprofit organization also provides competitive scholarships to women, regardless of age, race or religion.

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Cutline: (From left) R-I Superintendent Dr. Scott Dill, Mackinley Cox, DWF board member Linda Surber, Hannah Tuttle, Junior High librarian Nikki Davis and Ammalein Pendley.

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