Pictured from left are scholarship recipients Justice Peveto, Angelica Jiminez, Brooke Tant and Kiwanis Scholarship Chair, Johnny Trahan.

The Kiwanis Club of Orange, awarded three scholarships to local graduates on Thursday, June 2, at its weekly meeting. Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Justice Peveto received the Q.B. Culpepper Leadership Award, which carries a $500 scholarship. He is enrolled in Lamar University, Beaumont, and plans to major in biology with an eye toward dentistry. This award is given to a student who has exhibited leadership, character and involvement in both the school and community. Q.B. Culpepper was a founder of the Orange Kiwanis Club and served as Superintendent of the Mauriceville School District from 1931 to 1940. Mr. Culpepper was also instrumental in establishing Key Clubs at both Little Cypress-Mauriceville and West Orange-Stark High Schools.

There were two, $1,000 Kiwanis Club of Orange scholarships awarded. One went to Angelica Jiminez, who graduated from West Orange-Stark High School last week with plans to attend Lamar State College-Orange in the nursing program. Her long-range goal includes additional schooling to become a pediatric nurse.

Brooke Tant was selected as the LCM recipient of the Kiwanis Scholarship. Brooke will also attend Lamar State College-Orange where she plans to begin her core curriculum studies and then pursue the field of art education.