The Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club is proud to announce the awarding of six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Hannibal Senior High School, Class of 2015.

The Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club is proud to announce the awarding of six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Hannibal Senior High School, Class of 2015.

Scholarships were awarded based on the “total student concept” including academic standing, community involvement, and personal accomplishments.

Pictured with Debbie Catlett (far right), a club member and a member of the scholarship selection committee, who presented each scholarship are from right to left: Jackie Dowil, Kailea Griffen, James Koch, Sarah Stilley, Jackson Wagner, and Hannah Wathen.

Due to the recent passing of Hannah Wathen, the Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club voted to present Hannah’s scholarship funds to her parents as they establish the “Hannah Elizabeth Wathen Memorial Scholarship Fund” which will be administered by the Hannibal Public School District for the further education of graduating seniors. Funds for these scholarships are raised through a variety of fundraisers throughout the year which the community helps to support. Kiwanis International is celebrating its 100th year as a recognized service club organization throughout the nation and the world. “Young children, Priority One” remains our motto as we strive to meet the needs of young children throughout the Hannibal area. Club meetings are held every Thursday morning at 7 a.m. at the Hannibal Nutrition Center, 219 S. Tenth Street, in Hannibal. All prospective members are welcome to join.