Pellissippi students get Rotary scholarships

Tom KingFarragut

Three deserving and talented students at Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC) recently earned scholarships from the Rotary Club of Farragut. They also are members and officers in the PSCC Rotaract Club.

Farragut Rotary President-elect Val Privett and Stephanie Markowitz, a Farragut Rotarian and advisor for the PSCC club, made the presentations to Fabrice Kanda, Jonathan Kostamayer and Cami Lloyd. In elections held recently for the 2022-2023 year, Kanda was elected president of the club, Lloyd as treasurer, and Kostamayer as director of service projects.

Kanda was presented a check for $800. Kanda is studying political science to develop a knowledge of public governance and understand how to meet society’s needs. Working in local government is Kanda’s goal. Lloyd was awarded $700. Lloyd is studying American Sign Language and hopes to be an interpreter after college. Kostamayer received $500. Kostmayer is studying accounting and entrepreneurship. His plan now is to continue his education in Florida and find an internship at an accounting firm.

The club’s other officers also were introduced and recognized – Emily Lorch, vice president, and Vic Rutherford, secretary.

Here are some news and notes:

  • If you’re a fan of Jimmy Hyams of The Sports Animal, he will be our speaker on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Fox Den Country Club. He will be talking UT football and basketball and about the SEC. Hyams is sports director at Citadel Broadcasting and daily hosts SportsTalk – probably Knoxville’s longest and most well-known sports talk show. He co-hosts the show weekdays from 3-7 p.m. with John Wilkerson. The Wednesday meeting begins at 12:15 p.m.
  • The Mission of Hope and its retiring executive director, Emmette Thompson, are special friends of the Rotary Club of Farragut. That said, here’s a plug for the Mission’s 19th annual fundraising golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Willow Creek Golf Club. This is four-person per team scramble with rounds beginning at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $175 per player, and the cause is a great one. You can register by calling their office 865-584-7571. They also need sponsors, and the levels are $1,000 for scoreboard, driving range and putting green and $500 for hole sponsors.

Tom King has been the editor of newspapers in Texas and California and also worked in Tennessee and Georgia.

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