PEN scholarship recipients

Harley Thompson, from left, Addison Hannaway and Audrey E. Holder proudly display the awards they have received from the PEN Foundation. Sharing in the honors with them is PEN Foundation President Eva Austin.

Harley Thompson, Addison Hannaway and Audrey E. Holder are the Partners in Education Network’s most recent scholarship recipients who will one day be studying at higher-education institutions.

The PEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that works to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students living in Franklin County.

The foundation is proud to present Harley, a Huntland High School student; and Addison, a North Middle School student, with full scholarships to the Space and Rocket Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. Both scholarships are in memory of Dave Lowe, long-time PEN Foundation board member.

Elizabeth, a Huntland student, is the recipient of the Archene Larry Memorial Scholarship for students pursuing careers in music or education.

In addition to these scholarships, the PEN Foundation sponsors Read To Be Ready and the STREAM Summer Camp programs.

The PEN Foundation also offers a summer program at Decherd Elementary School every Thursday in June from 8:30-11:30 a.m. free of charge to all elementary aged students who live in Franklin County.

The program this year includes seminars on emergency management, nature studies, introduction to theater, and introduction to music, including live band performances by Bazzania Girls.

The PEN Foundation is funded by Nissan North America, United Way and through private donations.

For further information, call PEN Foundation President Eva Austin at 931-962-3225.