The Kiwanis Club of Rome held its second annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on Monday and awarded $9,500 in scholarships to 19 teens from local high schools. “The awarding of these scholarships is the culmination of our member’s work with our annual peach sale, apple sale and other efforts to raise funding to provide scholarships to deserving youth in Rome and Floyd County,” commented Keith Mickler, president of the Kiwanis Club of Rome.

Stefany Alvarado, Rome High, was the big winner for the evening as she received a Key Club Scholarship of $500 provided for students at Rome High and she won the overall Key Club Scholarship of $2,000.  The Kiwanis Club of Rome sponsors Key Clubs at Armuchee High, Model High, Pepperell High and Rome High.

Key Club Scholarship winners were:
Armuchee – Jayme Barrett, Jessica Barrett ($500 each)
Model – Chandler Adams, Samuel Bryant ($500 each)
Pepperell – Roavana Gonzalez, Kalyn House ($500 each)
Rome – Stefany Alvarado, Stephania Luna ($500 each)

Overall Winner – Stefany Alvarado, Rome ($2,000)


The Kiwanis also sponsor a Circle K Club at Berry College.  Melisa Mendoza was the winner of the $500 scholarship for Berry students.

The club also presented scholarships won at the annual Kiwanis Art Showcase held last week at the Rome-Floyd County Library.


Art Showcase winners:

1st Place – Natalie Daniel, Armuchee High, $1,000 Scholarship
2nd Place – Heaven Forsyth, Pepperell High, $300 Scholarship
3rd Place – Kiana Mata, Armuchee High, $200 Scholarship


Daniel and Forsyth will represent the Kiwanis Club of Rome in the District Kiwanis Showcase to be held on April 29 in Albany, Georgia.
Scholarships were also presented to winners in the annual Kiwanis Music Showcase.


Music Showcase winners:

1st Place – Off Constantly, acapella quartet (Brice Green, and Max Rampley, Pepperell High; Zac Mitchell, and Chris Morgan, Coosa High)

2nd Place – Max Rampley, vocal solo, Pepperell High

3rd Place – Phoebe Shane, piano solo, Rome High


Pictured (left to right) Brad Gilbert, Rome Kiwanis Club, presents Key Club Scholarship check to Stefany Alvarado of Rome High.