Rotary Club announces scholarships

The Rotary Club of Harahan recently presented scholarships to four students.

Kayla Penny, a resident of Kenner and a graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School, was awarded an $8,000 cash scholarship.

The following students were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship: Jacob Clay, resident of Metairie and graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School; Kory Pilet, resident of Metairie and graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School; Olivia Mayeaux, resident of Metairie and graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School; and Ashanti Turner, resident Kenner and graduate of Riverdale High School.

Scholarships were given at an awards luncheon held during the Rotary Club of Harahan’s Friday meeting on June 14 at Smilie’s Restaurant in Harahan.

The Harahan Rotary Memorial Scholarship is a charitable nonprofit established by the Rotary Club of Harahan to provide scholarships to residents of the East Jefferson community graduating from East Jefferson high schools.

The foundation is funded by the Elmwood Classic Road Race, which takes place in February each year and is in the Elmwood Business Park. The Elmwood Classic Race has raised more than $240,000 and has paid out more than $162,000 in scholarships in its 27 years. It has had more than 26,500 individuals participating in the race.