Designing Women

Designing Women Foundation honors students
Posted on 05/23/2018

The Designing Women Foundation honored three scholarship recipients and Charlie Classics reading contest winners from Poplar Bluff Schools during a reception held Monday, May 14, at the Bloodworth House. 

PBHS senior Kenneth Hadley earned the $2,000 Charlie Classics Scholarship by reading 101 approved novels beginning in Junior High. Kenneth received an additional $300 Visa bank card for being the top reader in the Class of 2018, completing 42 Charlie Classics throughout the school year, and has been the top reader in his class since eighth grade. Seventh grader Charlee Deaton read a total of 45 books this school year, also earning a $300 bank card. 

PBHS senior Alexis Tinsley was selected by a committee to receive the $1,000 Designing Women Foundation scholarship, designated for a female student. She plans to attend Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she will major in pre-med. 

Aimed to promote literacy, the Charlie Classics reading program is open to all Junior and Senior High students. To qualify for a US Bank-sponsored card—also awarded to second place winners in the amount of $150—Senior High students must read at least 10 classics and Junior High students must read a minimum of 20 books from the respective lists. 

The Designing Women Foundation in a nonprofit organization dedicated to the cultural and educational enrichment of deserving young people, primarily women. For more information, contact Linda Surber at 


Cutline: (From left) R-I Superintendent Dr. Scott Dill, Linda Surber, Alexis Tinsley, Kenneth Hadley, Charlee Deaton, and Kathern Harris of the Designing Women Foundation.

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