PC Supervisors, administrator establish new scholarship for graduating seniors

~ The Board of Supervisors and County Administrator Voluntarily Makes
Personal Contributions to Establish the Lead Through Service Scholarship ~
The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors has
confirmed it a priority to foster local leadership development and bolster service to
the community through the personal sponsorship of the new Board of Supervisors’
Lead Through Service Scholarship. The competitive scholarship will be awarded to a
graduating Pulaski County High School student who demonstrates leadership through
serving his or her community and plans to continue to contribute to the community
upon completion of their formal education. The annual scholarship will be in the
amount of $1,000.00 and can be utilized at any two- or four-year institution or
technical degree program.
“It is important we genuinely communicate the importance of leadership to our
graduating class and help further cultivate a mindset of continued service back to the
very community who has invested in their education and in their future,” stated Andy
McCready, Chair, Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. “These young adults are our
future and we will be depending on them to return to Pulaski County to be our nurses,
our teachers, our business leaders, our workforce and the next generation of
contributing members to our local economy.”
The annual competitive scholarship is funded personally and equally by each
individual member of the Board of Supervisors as well as the County Administrator.
There are no taxpayer’s monies involved with the scholarship and its entire funding is
voluntary. The members of the Board of Supervisors are as follows: Mr. Andy
McCready, Chair, Mr. Dean Pratt, Vice Chair, Mr. Charles Bopp, Mr. Joseph Guthrie
and Mr. Ranny O’Dell. The County Administrator is Jonathan D. Sweet, ICMA-CM.
“I am honored to be a contributor to this worthy and noble project and be a part of
helping to develop the next generation of local leaders,” stated Jonathan D. Sweet,
County Administrator. “There is no better investment we can make in the future of
our County than to nurture our children with a love for their community and a heart
for service. I believe when the passions and talents of our County’s next generation
collide, we will enjoy a bold and dynamic transformation derived from their
distinctive confidence, creativity, receptivity and techno-dexterity.”
“The Board works hard each and every year to make as much funding available as
possible for investments in our public schools. This coming year the Board is
significantly increasing the school’s annual appropriation to fund initiatives such as
teacher raises and other priority operations, the purchase of new school buses, the
development of a new International Baccalaureate program, as well as funding the
construction of a new consolidated middle school,” stated Dean Pratt, Vice Chair,
Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. “But, we feel it is all of our responsibility to
plant seeds and encourage our graduates to return home and use their education and
skills our dedicated teaching staff has imparted in them to help guarantee the
continued quality and success of our education system and keep our community
sustainably healthy.”
Additional details and the official application for the Board of Supervisors’ Lead
through Service Scholarship will be made available during the 2018-2019 School
Year. The application and deadline will be consistent with the application process
and deadlines for all other scholarships housed within the Pulaski County High
School Scholarship Fund.
Pulaski County is…Leading through Service.