Leo Club scholarships awarded

May 22, 2014
Photo by: Donated SCHOLARSHIP DINNER — From left are Alexa Cook, Natalie Trantham, Ryan Jacobson and Amy Medford. Cook, Trantham and Medford each received $1,000 scholarships.

The Canton Lions Club recently held its annual Leo Club scholarship dinner. Over 520 people were served courtesy of Sids on Main and of Bojangles of Canton.

Alexa Cook (Appalachian State), Natalie Trantham (N.C. State) and Amy Medford (Wake Forest) each received a $1,000 scholarship due to their servant leadership with the Pisgah Leo Club.

Lions Club International meets the needs of local communities and the world. The Leo Club was founded in the 1950s. This program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo Clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

For her leadership, the Canton Lions Club would like to thank Stephanie Morgan for her dedication of leading the Pisgah Leo Club. Plus Linen of Canton deserves recognition for its service to the scholarship dinner.

Over the years the Canton Lions Club has given tens of thousands of dollars back to the community and immeasurable hours of service.

The Lions meet from 6 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the banquet room at Sids on Main.

Those interested in learning more about how to serve Canton and Haywood County with a dynamic service organization should contact President Ryan Jacobson at rjacobson05@gmail.com or Stephanie Morgan at smorgan@haywood.k12.nc.us