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Six Adair Co. residents compete at LWC Begley Scholars Day

Lindsey Wilson College held its 24th Scholars Day on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The Begley Scholars program, named after LWC's 6th President John B. Begley, was launched in 1997 and is to this day the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the college. The three incoming freshmen that receive the scholarship are granted full tuition, room and board for their four years at Lindsey Wilson College. Trips to Hemingway's "Great American Cities", research projects and a multitude of other activities also encompass the Begley Scholar experience.

More than 70 high school seniors from various parts of Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas came to LWC's A.P. White Campus Saturday for the annual Scholars Day.

Among the students competing for the prestigious scholarship were Columbia residents:
  • Maggie Brummett
  • Kinley Darnell
  • Emilee Flatt
  • Alondra Fuentes-Nava
  • Hayden Hancock (who attended virtually)
  • Caroline Hardwick
The candidates spent the morning interviewing with panels made up of LWC professors, staff, students and alumni. Parents learned more about Lindsey Wilson College in their own session and all of the candidates took part in ice-breaker games to get to know one another. Masks and social distancing guidelines were followed during the event.

In a recorded message, 2018 LWC Biology and Psychophysiology graduate Kate Durham Young told the candidates about her experience at LWC and how that even though she didn't receive the Begley Scholarship after competing as a high school senior, she still knew that LWC was the place for her.

"As a student I had professors that encouraged me constantly and were willing to meet me both inside and outside of the classroom," said Young. "I hope that you will choose to be a part of the Lindsey Wilson Family and remember your hard work regarding your academics has already made you a winner in so many ways."

Later this spring, three high school seniors who attended Saturday's invitation-only event will be named John B. Begley Scholars, LWC's most prestigious scholarship.

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Adair Co. residents compete at LWC Begley Scholars Day

2021-01-28 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Lindsey Wilson College.
Lindsey Wilson College held its 24th Scholars Day on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Among the 70 high school seniors competing for the prestigious Begley Scholarship were Adair County students Alondra Fuentes-Nava (top left), Caroline Hardwick (top middle), Kinley Darnell (top right), Emilee Flatt (bottom left), Maggie Brummett (bottom right), and Hayden Hancock (who attended virtually).

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