2014 HFA Scholarship Winners


Amber Smith

William R. "Bill" Higdon, of Moon, Virginia, is pleased to announce this year's winners of the Higdon Family Association scholarship award. Amber Smith and Leah Wood, last year's recipients, have done very well in their college studies and will receive the award again for the next academic year. Leah is completing her freshman year at Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia, hopein gto pursue a bachelor's degree in English with a business/public policy minor. This spring Amber will finish her sophmore year at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She plans to transfer to the University of Louisville School of Nursing in the fall to prepare for a career in nursing.

Leah Wood

Leah is the daughter of Keith and Teresa Wood, of Andrews, NOrth Carolina and the granddaughter of HFA member Eva Higdon Wood, who recommended her for the award. Amber is the daughter of Douglas and Mary Smith, of Leitchfield, Kentucky and the granddaughter of HFA member Eugene Smith who recommended her.

Both young women were also recommended enthusiastically by their professors and others who know them. As well as excelling in their college courses, both participate in extracurricular activities. Leah was employed in the College's costume shop, where she assisted with theatrical productions. Amber workedwith at risk youth at the clarkson, Kentucky Resource Center and as a Student Ambassador at ECTC to help mentor students, conduct campus tours, and perform other service projects. The Higdon Family Association congraulates them on their achievements.

Serving on the scholarship committee with Bill Higdon are Charles P. Higdon, of CLinton, Tennessee, and Sally Higdon Swain, of Lebanon, Tennessee. For further details about the Higdon Scholarship program, visit the HFA scholarship page. 



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