Locals get Lee County Dems scholarships

Sam Avery of HTC and Riana Mullligan of Central Lee were honored with scholarships from Lee County Democrats this month.

FORT MADISON – The Lee County Democrats have awarded two Scholarships this year to local graduates. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage graduates to continue on to higher education and to encourage them to get involved in the local community as well as take an interest in national issues that will affect them.

The applicants had to write a 500-word essay on one of three government questions; have a good GPA; and be involved in the school and County activities. A committee from the Lee County Democrats evaluated the essay and applications

The two winners selected were Sam Avery from Holy Trinity High School and Riana Mulligan from Central Lee High School. Both will receive a scholarship in the amount $500.00.

Tom Pollpeter with the Lee County Democrats stands with the 2019 Lee County Democrats scholarship winners Riana Mulligan of Central Lee High School and Sam Avery of Holy Trinity High School. Each will receive a $500 scholarship. Courtesy photo.

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