GOOD NEWS — Nine Seniors Earn Rosemary Pace Scholarship


In a March 7, Region 2 spring meeting and ceremony at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville, nine west Kentucky seniors were recognized for their outstanding achievements and leadership in their school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter.

For their efforts, each received a $500 Rosemary Pace Scholarship.

Briahna Harper, Livingston Central High
Keira Chaney, Crittenden County High
Marley Phelps, Crittenden County High
Courtney Blackwell, Webster County High
Erika Noffsinger, Webster County High
Amber Chaptman, Lyon County High
Allie Holt, Lyon County High
Taylor Jenkins, Lyon County High
Emma Argo, Lyon County High

Henrietta Kemp and Paula Dickerson, both of the scholarship committee, noted the Region 2 FCCLA Scholarship honor was started by Pace in 1980, following her retirement from teaching home economics — now known as family and consumer science.

This committee has since awarded and doled more than $87,000 in scholarships to more than 400 students — all of which were actively involved in their Future Homemakers of America, now FCCLA, chapters.

Born November 14, 1914, Pace taught at South Christian High School, Bethel College and Fort Campbell Independent for a combined 20 years. In retirement, she turned to community and church service with the Senior Citizens Center, the Christian County Retired Teachers Association, the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Christian County Homemakers Association, and also served as a board member for Farm Bureau and a volunteer teacher for Holiday Elementary.

She organized and delivered food stuffs for Pennyrile Allied Community Services, and spent time in other personal interests like the St. Elmo Homemakers, the Hunting Creek Homemakers, the Kentucky Homemakers Membership Committee, the Christian County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, the St. Elmo 4-H Club, and so much more.

In a March 11, 2003, column for the Kentucky New Era, legendary journalist Mary Ferguson said Pace had a “colorful personality, accented by her love of hats.”

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