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Spring Social for Scholars
By Lauren Wright - The Pathfinder
L-C has had several banquets honoring foundation scholarship recipients and
those that donate money to the scholarship funds. On the evening of April
10, approximately thirty five people, including L-C scholars, donors, and
Foundation Board members, gathered at a board memberís house to play games,
enjoy food, and hand out awards. The event was the L-C foundation Scholars
Year 2002 Spring Social and it is part of the Foundations Adopt-A Scholar
This program allows donors to match up with a scholar to become their
ďadopters.Ē This allows scholars to gain emotional support from caring
adults, and those donors also help them succeed in difficult transitions
that college involves.
L-C hosted another scholarship banquet on Friday, April 19th, at the Center
for Artís and History. The banquet was for all recipients of any foundation
scholarship, from the Foundation Scholarship or Presidential Scholarship, to
the Laura Moore Cunningham Scholarship (along with many others) and also to
the variety of donors that give the money for scholarships each year.
Scholarship recipients sat at tables with other recipients and at least one
donor of a scholarship. President Dene Thomas, director of ceremonies,
invited each student to stand up and explain why they came to L-C, and also
allowed the donors to say why they donate to L-C.
Answers ranged for students from a good location or beautiful campus,
quality education program, or for some sport activity as reasons that they
came to L-C. Donors claimed that they give to L-C because of past
generations, they like L-C, they like the people, and other reasons. One
donor explained that in his motherís will there was money for L-C, and he
has decided to just keep giving in her name. Many of the scholarships have
strong stories behind them, which were revealed at this luncheon.
The luncheon banquet proved to be a success, as over fifty people were in