Soroptimist awards scholarships, grants

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Soroptimist Club of Barry County recently awarded three scholarships, six Dreams in Action grants and a community service award. Those pictured include, front row, from left: Katy McCrary, Brittany Garland, Jessica Quick, Jennifer Hanson and Shirley Bass. Back row: Kasey Gauss, Barbara White, Ken Ortman, Mary Cupps, Beverly Strahl, Rick Ragsdale and Jill LeCompte. Contributed photo

Cassville woman wins community service award

The Soroptimist Club of Barry County awarded three scholarships, six Dreams in Action grants and a community service award at its April 24 meeting.

Two of the scholarships were Sandra Forrester Art Scholarships, and they went to Katy McCrary and Brittany Garland, both of Cassville. The third scholarship was a Woman's Opportunity Award, which was presented to Jessica Quick.

Soroptimist Dreams in Action grants were given to New Mom's Closet; Barry County Youth Camp, represented by Shirley Bass; Cassville YMCA, represented by Rick Ragsdale; Sigma Epsilon, represented by Beverly Strahl and Jennifer Hanson; LUC Boys Ranch, represented by Ken Ortman; and Bright Futures, represented by Jill LeCompte.

Soroptimist's Ruby Award, for community service was presented to Mary Cupps for her work with the Cassville Education Fund.