Akira B. Kyles

A calendar year back, Seventy-Initially High University senior Michelle Morris was making ready to go to faculty. Like many college-sure high schoolers, there was just one main problem on her intellect — money.

Morris applied for scholarships and grew to become the 1st recipient of the Rita J. Pope Memorial Scholarship previous year. 

The scholarship was proven in memory of Rita Joyce Pope, who labored for 20 many years as a jailer at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and for a few many years as an administrative assistant for Seventy-First High College. Pope died on June 3, 2017.

The scholarship will pay out for Morris’ education for all four decades of school. According to Jeri Coleman, a son of Pope, the scholarship will not be awarded to a further participant till right after Morris graduates. 

The total of the scholarship each and every yr will vary for the reason that of the market, Coleman stated.