Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful presented two high school seniors with $500 scholarships in front of the City Council last week.
KCCB Executive Director Silvia Rhoads awarded Kimberly Fayard and Michael Sherman the organization’s third annual scholarships.
Rhoads said Fayard and Sherman were selected because of their dedication to the organization’s programs and their volunteer efforts.
“Many students have big hearts and big dreams,” said Patina Harrell, Cove High School’s National Honor Society advisor, in a letter to KCCB. “They hope to change the world and make an impact. What sets Kim apart is that she does not just hope and dream, she puts her ideas into action and follows through.”
A letter of recommendation for Sherman said he had similar attributes.
“Sherman possesses the drive, knowledge and character to be anything and do anything he sets his mind too,” said Charlotte Heinze, the DECA advisor at the high school. “I believe he would be a great recipient of this scholarship and a great leader for any organization.”
Fayard and Sherman were the only two students who applied for the scholarships, making the board’s selection process fairly easy, Rhoads said
Despite the lack of applications, Mayor John Hull said the two students deserved the scholarships because of their work with KCCB.
“We appreciated their effort for trying to keep Copperas Cove beautiful,” Hull said. “It is the least we could do for them.”