EHS Memorial Scholarship to honor teachers, provide financial support for graduating senior

Published 10:07 pm Thursday, June 2, 2022

Organizers hope a new scholarship program created at Elizabethton High School will continue to grow.

The scholarship honors teachers while providing financial support to students. Zeb Roberts and Caiden Miller are the first recipients of the scholarship, and the teachers honored are June Harrill and Anna Kinch.

Margaret Hougland, a 1957 alumnus, wrote the school board about the scholarship. “It is the desire to make a monetary gift which will be used as seed money to fund a scholarship hallowing the memory of our beloved teachers who have passed and to honor those who remain who have influenced the graduates of EHS to have continued success in their respective careers and who have encouraged such students to continue their education beyond the high school level.”

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By making the original donation, Houghland hopes other EHS alumni and the community will donate to the fund..

“I encourage donors to contribute in honor or memory of any other EHS teacher whom they hold in high esteem,” Hougland said.

The Scholarship Selection Committee is composed of the Principal of Elizabethton High School, EHS Guidance Counselor, and members at large comprised of members and/or spouses and/or children of EHS Alumni including Hougland and Rozella Hardin, and Gregory H. Bowers or other legal counsel for the scholarship.

Students who apply will be required by the end of February of their xenior year to submit a personal statement explaining how the scholarship will assist them in their post secondary education along with two personal references and recommendations from their current of former teachers in the Elizabethton City School system.

]”It is hoped that this financial assistance will provide encouragement and hope to deserving students, and to promote and reward the pursuit of excellence in academic skills, dedication, citizenship, and those individual qualities which inspire new generations of students to achieve future success and leadership in their communities.”