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Kiwanis Club awards four $5K scholarships

Dana Jones, Melissa Moss and Jaclyn DeVincent won $5,000 scholarships. Not pictured is scholarship winner Rebecca Woofter. Dana Jones, Melissa Moss and Jaclyn DeVincent won $5,000 scholarships. Not pictured is scholarship winner Rebecca Woofter.

The Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville honored three Hendersonville High School seniors and an East Henderson High School senior on Thursday with scholarships Morris Kaplan scholarships worth $5,000 for one year.

The scholarships, named for the late community leader and scholarship founder Morris Kaplan, are awarded on a point system that accounts for academic performance, extracurricular activity, leadership and financial need. The non-renewable scholarships go to help pay for tuition and costs.
The scholarship winners, with school, class rank, college choice and parents, were: Jaclyn DeVincent, EHHS, first, Elon, Christine Fann; Dana Jones, HHS, ninth, Barnard College, Donald and Doris Jones; Melissa Moss, HHS, third, UNC at Chapel Hill, Elizabeth and Bill Moss; Rebecca Woofter, HHS, second, Emory University, Susan and Doug Woofter.