The Wilson County Democratic Women recently awarded two scholarships to graduating seniors in Wilson County. The Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship is awarded based upon essays written on the subject, “The Role of Women in the Political Process”. The winners competed with entrants from across the county.This is the tenth year that the Democratic Women have awarded a scholarship, which is open to all graduating seniors resident in Wilson County. The Dorothy McAdoo Scholarship was named for Dorothy McAdoo who was a long time member of the Wilson County Democratic Women and served as Treasurer for many years and also served on the Executive Committee for the Wilson County Democratic Party.
The first scholarship for $500 was awarded to Michael Hardie Chambers, a recent graduate of Mt. Juliet High School. He is the son of Mike and Lori Chambers. He is planning to study Business and Math at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The second scholarship for $250 was awarded to Emily Hall, a recent graduate of Watertown High School. She is the daughter of Anthony and Lois Hall. She will be studying accounting at Cumberland University.
The scholarships are one of several community outreach projects sponsored by the Democratic Women during the year, including book donations to all three Wilson County Libraries, house warming baskets at each new Habitat for Humanity home, monthly donations of staples to the MJ Help Center, and organizing an Education Forum annually.
The Wilson County Democratic Women meet monthly on the second Tuesday, and everyone is invited to attend. The meetings are held at the Fair Grounds’ Gentry Building at 6:30 p.m. Contact Annette Stafford at 593-4969 for more information or join us on Facebook.