AMVETS POST 140 Awards Scholarships

L to R: AMVETS Post 140 1st Vice Tony Koonce, Braeden Links, Post Scholarship Program coordinator, Brent Whittaker.

AMVETS Post 140 awarded their first annual scholarships to one senior in each of Bond County High Schools this past week.

To qualify for the scholarship the students had to be a 2019 graduate and plan to attend a vocational school , a two are 4 year accredited college or university. The student must currently have a parent serving in the military or grandparent or great grandparent who served honorably in the military. The student must have carried at least a G.P.A of 3.0 earned after their seventh semester of high school and have financial need.

Post 1st Vice Tony Koonce, Post 2nd Vice Rob Jeffers, Member Bill Johnston, Nia Ephron, Scholarship program coordinator Brent Whittaker, Post Provost Marshall Lonnie Gibson, Post Commander Lynn Craig.

On Friday, May 9th, members of the local AMVETS Post traveled to The Greenville High School to present the award to Miss Nia Ephron.

Nia was recognized for her achievements in academics, participation in sports and community involvement. Nia’s Grandfather, John Robert Williams was a twenty year veteran of the US Air Force and served in Thailand in 1969/70 during the Vietnam war.

On Friday, May 10th, AMVET members made the trip to Mulberry Grove High School to award the scholarship to Braeden Links. Braeden was recognized for his achievements in academics, participation in sports and class leadership. Braedens Father, Col. Gene Links, who retired after serving twenty five years in the US Army, served two tours in Afghanistan.

The Purpose of the AMVETS Post has always been to Honor, Remember and Respect the men and women who served in our nation’s military. Supporting and aiding the military families is one way to accomplish that purpose. The Scholarship program will assist descendants of our veterans to achieve their educational goals.

SOURCEPhotos courtesy of AMVETS Post 140
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