Thursday, March 09, 2017 - Updated: 1:23 PMPress Release
The planning for the spring 2017 Massac County Academic Awards Ceremony is underway following record-breaking attendance at Saturday evening’s Scholarship Spaghetti Supper sponsored by the Metropolis Rotary and Kiwanis clubs and Two Sisters Catering of Metropolis.
The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the Metropolis Community Center.
The academic awards ceremony is provided to honor outstanding students from the region who have participated in academic competition during the school year.
This is the 32nd year the event has been held. The scholarships awarded to deserving graduating seniors from Joppa High School and Massac County High School have totaled $339,650 to 394 students.
Many of these students have gone on to college, graduated from colleges and universities and are currently holding responsible and respectable positions in the community or in other communities in the United States or abroad.
The Academic Awards Ceremony is sponsored jointly by the local Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and the two high schools in the county.
The steering committee is made up of members from the sponsoring organizations and faculty members who serve as sponsors for the high school teams in annual academic competition.
The scholarship funds are available from money donated by local businesses, civic organizations and individuals through their annual contributions.
Student scholarship winners are determined by a review of applications and final determination is made by a judge affiliated with West Kentucky Technical and Community College in Paducah.
Tax deductible donations to the Massac Academic Ceremony may be made by check written out to SICF and mailed to Massac Academic Ceremony, c/o Byram Fager, 11 Stephen Lane, Metropolis, IL 62960 or on-line by visiting www.sicf.org/MCASF.
Donors will receive recognition for their contributions in the official awards program.