Museum honors local graduate

Published 10:09 pm Saturday, May 16, 2009

The month of May is really moving along and this means graduation for our young people who are finishing up high school.

Parents look forward to their children getting their diploma and outstanding awards.

This year the Lawrence County Historical Society is proud to have one of our own receiving such an experience. Kelli Myers, daughter of Mike and Katy Myers, granddaughter of Frank and Sue Jenkins and the late Delano Myers will be graduating as co-valedictorian of her class at Symmes Valley High School, carrying a 4.0 average throughout her career.

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Kelli was chairman of the docent committee of our society while she was a senior.

She has received the Marshall University John Marshall Scholarship, the Ryder Round Table Scholarship and the Elks Scholarship. During her school years, she was a member of the Beta Club helping with the Beta Club Angel Tree project. She performed on the Quiz Bowl, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Drama Club and participating in the Woodland Historical Cemetery Walk, Relay for Life and was prom queen.

Also Kelli conducted her job at the museum. We, at the Lawrence County Historical Society, are proud to call her one of our own and congratulate her on her achievements.

Remember the Appraisal Fair will be Saturday, May 23 at the museum. We will have an experienced appraiser here.

Next month we are looking forward to the garden club presenting a program where we will enjoy and learn about our flowers.

Enjoy and have a good and safe time during the holidays.

Historical Fact:

John C. Stewart, George Pine, William G. Robinson and Silar Spurlock were the first settlers in the Symmes Township. It was settled in 1820 when Spurlock built the first cabin.