From left: Patagonia School superintendent Kenny Hayes, Hannah Woodard, MER member Anne Gibson, Brianna Young, Michael Young. 
Anne Gibson presents Mountain Empire Rotary scholarship awards to Hannah Woodard and Brianna Young. A third scholarship was awarded to Sarah Lyman, of Elgin, a student at Benson High School.

The Mountain Empire Rotary Club (MER) has announced the winners of the post-secondary school Scholarships. Sarah Lyman, Hannah Woodard, and Brianna Young submitted very impressive application essays and have demonstrated superior effort on their paths to higher education. Sarah has been accepted to Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Hannah is going to UofA to pursue a business degree; and Brianna will start at UofA in pursuit of a Veterinary degree. $1,000 will be sent to each of their school accounts for two years.