The prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year is presented to Brooke Burton, right, a senior at Hannibal High School, during the Hannibal High School Awards ceremony. Burton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Burton, and she was recommended for the scholarship by Chapter JH of Hannibal. Burton has been accepted and will attend Missouri State University, where she plans to study Biology/Pre-Med in fall 2017. Presenting the scholarship to Burton is Margaret McKay, with the P.E.O. Chapter JH. The P.E.O. Star Scholarship is a $2,500 award based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada, and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of applications. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter.