Rotary Club announces scholarships

Photo provided by Rotary Club of Harahan -- The Rotary Club of Harahan distributed two scholarships for the amount of $1,000.00 each. Receiving the scholarships are Amanda Lee, left, who is entering her sophomore year at Loyola University of New Orleans. Kayla Penny, center, received her initial installment of her scholarship, and she will be attending LSU. Both are recipients of an $8,000.00 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Harahan. At right is Randy Hess, club president. Show caption
Photo provided by Rotary Club of Harahan -- The Rotary Club of Harahan distributed two scholarships for the amount of $1,000.00 each. Receiving the scholarships are Amanda Lee, left, who is entering her sophomore year at Loyola University of New Orleans. Kayla Penny, center, received her initial installment of her scholarship, and she will be attending LSU. Both are recipients of an $8,000.00 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Harahan. At right is Randy Hess, club president.

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.