New Scholarships Established
An anonymous donor has established a scholarship in memory of W.B. Spear. The scholarship is in the amount of $1,500 a year. The recipient must be a full-time student with financial need, must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours, must maintain a grade-point average of 2.5 or better, and must participate on an athletic team.
Mr. Spear, who died in 1987, was the retired general manager of General Electric’s Aircraft Engine Maintenance Center at Strother Field, a position he held for 20 years. Spear was responsible for Strother Field’s first Industrial Revenue Bond issue to build its first large building. It was the beginning of the growth of Strother Field Industrial Park. Spear is fondly remembered as a family man, and he felt that the employees of the GE facility were family as well. For more information on the scholarship, or to make a contribution to the W.B. Spear Memorial Scholarship, please contact Terri Morrow at (620) 441-5291.
American Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary has donated two scholarships in the amount of $300 each in memory of Margaret Ann Weston. Mrs. Weston died April 12, 2004. She was a very active member of Arkansas City clubs and organizations, including holding several offices for the Shelton Beatty Post #18 Auxiliary of the American Legion. She also held many local, district and state offices. She also was a member of the Spencer-Ralston Post 1254 VFW Auxiliary, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Preceptor Chapter of Alpha Phi, the Ark City Music and Dramatics Club, and the Kiwanis Club. Qualified students must take 12 or more credit hours and major in music or be a Tigerette Danceline participant.