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The Old Shawnee Days is pleased to announce the annual Junior Pioneer Scholarship will become the Becky Nicks’ Junior Pioneer Scholarship in 2011. This change is made in honor of the memory of Becky Nicks who was a longtime supporter of Old Shawnee Days and former Chairperson of the event. Becky’s love and dedication to Shawnee was seen through her countless hours of community service and volunteerism.
The Old Shawnee Days Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a Shawnee high school junior or senior. Applicants must fill out a form listing their academic and community achievements.In addition, they must write a 500-word essay on the topic “Why I Am Proud To Be From Shawnee, Kansas!”
Applications are available at area high schools, Shawnee City Hall, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, Shawnee Civic Centre, Shawnee Town or on-line.
Applications must be received by Friday, May 13, 2011. The winner will be notified by phone by May 27. The Old Shawnee Days festival will be held June 2 - 5, 2011. The scholarship winner will be invited to ride in the parade on Saturday, June 4.
For more information, please contact Jessica Marshall, scholarship chairperson, at 385-6016.