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PERRY COUNTY – Best Chairs Foundation, Inc., recently awarded scholarships to five dependent children of full time employees of Best Home Furnishings.
Each individual received either a four-year $4,000 scholarship or a two-year $2,000 scholarship. Three of the five students are from Perry County schools.
Sara Brown, daughter of Kemual (sofa upholster) and Dina Brown of Troy, graduated from Perry Central High School.
She participated in track and cross-country and was a member of English and interdisciplinary teams, National Honor Society, Students Taking Action Not Drugs, 4-H and Big Brothers-Big Sisters.
During the summer, she worked at Anderson Woods Camp as a full-time counselor. Next year, she will attend Marian University and major in nursing with hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner.
Brandi Eckert, daughter of Jeff and Peggy (Jasper plant) Eckert of Bristow, graduated from Perry Central with an academic honors diploma.
She has been a member of the cheerleading team for eight years, Key Club for four years, Big Brothers-Big Sisters for four years, STAND, German, Spanish and art clubs, cadet teaching, high-school and elementary helper, athletic club and natural helper.
Eckert plans to attend Ivy Tech in Evansville to study photography and business.
Kenney Suttle, son of Reva Hahus (cutting-department associate) of Leo-pold and the late David Suttle, graduated from Perry Central High School.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, math and Spanish clubs, the golf team, pep club, academic team and Spell Bowl.
He will attend Indiana University in Bloomington.