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Eldridge and Stone selected as recipients of Optimist Club Scholarship

STONE-E.jpgThe Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Optimist Club Scholarship. Kalle Eldridge of Hillsboro and Harrison Stone of Morehead are the first recipients of the Optimist Club Scholarship.

Eldridge is the daughter of Stephanie Trent of Hillsboro and David Eldridge of Vanceburg. She is a 2017 graduate of Rowan County Senior High School (RCSHS) where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and in the top 20 of her senior class with a 4.0 GPA.

A member of the soccer and basketball teams at RCSHS, Eldridge was an involved student in and out of the classroom. Eldridge plans to continue her studies at MSU by pursuing a degree in nursing with a long term goal of becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Stone is the son of Lesia Lennex and David Stone of Morehead. He is a 2017 graduate of Rowan County Senior High School. Stone is majoring in music education with the hopes of teaching high school band.

ELDRIDGE-E.jpgThe scholarship was established by the Optimist Club of Morehead to honor its founding members. These founding members include Dr. C. Nelson Grote, Dr. Gene Duncan and Dr. Reedus Back.

The Morehead Optimist Club was established in 1964 and focuses primarily on activities for the youth of Morehead and Rowan County.  They operate Cave Run Bingo in Farmers to fund a variety of youth programs and for the last  several years have donated in excess of $150,000 annually to those programs.

Weekly meetings are held during the lunch hour every Tuesday at Mr. Gatti’s Pizza in Morehead.

Additional information is available by contacting MSU’s Enrollment Services at 606-783-2000 or the MSU Foundation at 606-783-2033.