Scholarship recipients

June 21, 2017

Kazmine Godwin and Kagen Burkett are the 2017 recipients of $500 scholarships awarded by the Methodist Women of Hemphill First United Methodist Church. Inscribed Bibles were presented to the graduates at Worship Services on June 18.

Kazmine Godwin graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a weighted ranking point average of 97.19. She ranked 8th in her class and will begin her freshman year at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas.  Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health with an eye to a Master’s Degree in order to become an Occupational Therapist, Kazmine has 34 college credit hours with a GPA of 3.0.  Kazmine is the daughter of Bettine & Patrick Godwin of Hemphill, and the granddaughter of Norma Godwin and the late Bill Godwin.  Kazmine also received a $500 scholarship from the Methodist Men of Hemphill United Methodist Church.

Kagen Burkett is the son of April Burkett and grandson of Gail and Tony Fuller of Rosevine, Texas. He intends to study Animal Science with an emphasis on a pre-veterinary track at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.  Upon receiving that degree, he plans to enter Veterinary School at Texas A & M University to earn a Master’s and eventually a Doctorate Degree in veterinary medicine.  He carries into his freshmen year, 24 college credit hours with a 3.96 average.  Graduating Magna Cum Laude at HISD, ranking 4th in his graduating class, Kagen had a weighted ranking point average of 98.70.

 

The Methodist Women are proud to award scholarships to these deserving and admirable young people, Kazmine Godwin and Kagen Burkett, and with the community, wish them much success.

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Hemphill High School, Class of 2017, seniors honored

June 5, 2017

Thirty – Seventh (37th!) Senior Luncheon

The tradition of hosting the graduating seniors of Hemphill High School continues. Since 1980 the Methodist Women have provided a luncheon following the last graduation practice each May.   This year the luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 24.   It is a joy to interact with the seniors as they enjoy a last occasion to eat together before they embark on individual future plans. 

This year the congregation was invited to participate in congratulating these young people by writing a note or letter to someone selected at random. The cards were collected and with the gift of an FUMC writing pen were presented to each senior at the luncheon individually with good wishes and some hugs.  Thanks to all in the congregation who took part in this effort to identify personally with a senior. 

MW President Carole Teagle and Pastor Grant welcomed the class and Kazmine Godwin, one of the scholarship recipients and frequent attendee of FUMC gave the blessing before the meal.

The 74 seniors, their sponsors, senior teachers, and administrators enjoyed a bounty of food, beverages, and desserts. Such is the tradition as several teachers recalled their Senior Luncheon when they graduated from HISD.

Some of the many women who worked to decorate the fellowship hall and prepare the food worked quickly as students arrived. The 2017 senior class was extremely respectful and appreciative of the collective efforts of First United Methodist Church.