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Onalaska, Livingston grads receive DETCOG Stewart and Malone Memorial Scholarships
Polk County Enterprise - June 2008

POLK COUNTY – Onalaska and Livingston High School Graduates Receive DETCOG Stewart and Malone Memorial Scholarships Lufkin – A Onalaska High School Graduate, Amber Johnson, and a graduate of Livingston High School, Jenny Parmelly, have been named recipients of the 2008 Stewart & Malone Memorial Scholarships. They were selected to receive the $500 scholarships from 118 applications received from independent school districts in the 12 county Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) region. Amber Johnson is a senior at Onalaska High School where she as been an officer on the student council as well as the FFA. She has been active in athletics, playing volleyball, basketball, softball and running cross country. Amber was also a Varsity Cheerleader for three years.

She has been on her own since she was a junior in high school, working odd jobs to support herself. Her teacher describes her as being resilient and determined. Amber says she is determined to attend River College in New Hampshire, where she has already been accepted. She wants to get a degree in nursing so she can have a secure future. Jenny Parmelly is ranked seventh in her graduating class of two hundred forty seven at Livingston High School. Her passion is theater so she’s active in UIL One Act Play competition for four years. Jane has won numerous awards and served as president of the Theatre Club. She has been taking honors classes since the ninth grade and has taken two college classes this year.

Jane and her twin brother will both attend college this fall where she plans to get a double major in Theatre and Foreign Languages. She plans to get teaching degrees in both disciplines. The Stewart & Malone Memorial Scholarships were established in 1990 by the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) to honor C. E. Stewart and Rev. P.V. Malone. Both men were outstanding educators, and members of the DETCOG Board, who had lifelong dedications to public service.

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