ELLISVILLE–Six Smith County students were recently awarded the Jones College A.T. Bassett Memorial Scholarship. From Mize, 1st place went to Eli Evans and Mason Anglin earned 2nd place. Raleigh’s Haylee Sims received 1st place with Christian Shaw taking 2nd place. Taylorsville’s Austin Stringer earned 1st place and Taikya Ducksworth received 2nd place.
English teachers from the three Smith County schools were asked to choose several students to compete by writing an essay on various topics for the Writing Competition facilitated by Jones College’s English department. Thirteen students competed for the A.T. Bassett Memorial Scholarship with first and second place winners earning tuition scholarships. The A.T. Bassett Scholarship was established in memory of A.T. Bassett by his wife Sue, and daughters, Lona Bassett and Morrett Ellzey of Moselle.
Winners of the A.T. Bassett Scholarships
Mize High School: Competitors from Mize for the Jones College’s A.T. Bassett Memorial Scholarship are standing left to right: Mason Anglin, Montana Middleton, Jacie Dickerson, Ashtin Beltran, Eli Evans and Jacob Dickerson.
1st place: Eli Evans 2nd place: Mason Anglin
Raleigh High School: Competitors from Raleigh for Jones College’s A.T. Bassett Memorial Scholarship are standing left to right are Chloe Easterling, Haylee Sims and Christian Shaw.
1st place: Haylee Sims
2nd place: Christian Shaw
Taylorsville High School: Competitors from Taylorsville for Jones College’s A.T. Bassett Memorial Scholarship are standing left to right Austin Stringer, Matthew Upchurch, Kailey Butler and Taikya Ducksworth.
1st place: Austin Stringer
2nd place: Taikya Ducksworth