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Bellamy scholarships awarded
Big Thicket Messenger - June 2008

The First Liberty National Bank, as Trustee of the Dr. Richard C. and Esther Bellamy Educational Trust, announced recently that it was awarding the sum of $42,000 in scholarships for the year of 2008. The recipients are four students graduating from area high schools.
These four scholarships are for $10,500 each and will be funded at the rate of $2,625 per year for four years.
Twenty-nine students from Dayton, Hardin, Hull-Daisetta and Liberty submitted applications which were reviewed by the Bellamy scholarship Selection Committee before final selections were made.
To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must rank in the top ten percent of his or her graduating class or be otherwise qualified as determined by the selected committee.
Evaluations are also made with respect to the applicant’s character, general attitude, initiative, stability, leadership and potential for achievement. Scholarships are limited to recipients who will attend colleges and universities located within the State of Texas.
These four scholarships were awarded to the following students.
Lindsay April Brazeale, a Hardin High School Senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Elton Brazeale, of Liberty.
Kaley Lace Jagnanan, a Dayton High School Senior, daughter of Mrs. Connie Jagnanan and Mr. Ronald Jagnanan, of Dayton.
Dawn Jannise Mangum, a Hull-Daisetta High School Senior, daughter of Mr. James E. Mangum Jr. and Terry Jordan of Daisetta.
Leanna Nicole Moreno, a Liberty High School Senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Moreno, of Liberty.
This is the 27th consecutive year for the granting of scholarships by the Bellamy Trust, which was created under the will of Dr. Richard C. Bellamy, who died in 1981.
Dr. Bellamy practiced medicine in Daisetta and later in Liberty from 1937 until his retirement in 1971. It was his desire that his entire estate be dedicated to the granting of financial assistance to students graduating from South Liberty County, where his medical practice was centered.




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