Club Yesepoch, Inc. has awarded scholarships to two high school graduates in the Wiregrass area, Kahari McReynolds, a Geneva High School graduate; and Charmaine Smith, an Enterprise High School graduate, for their remarkable community service and high academic achievement. Encouraging local youth to seek higher education by means of honoring them with scholarship awards is an annual club initiative.
McReynolds is the son of Tim McReynolds and grandson of Janet Pray, and has been accepted at Huntingdon College in Montgomery where he plans to pursue a degree in physical education.
“My principal drive toward pursuing a physical education course of study at Huntingdon College is brought by the fact that obesity is a major social challenge among the younger population in the United States,” McReynolds said.
As a student, he credits himself with numerous athletic awards having been involved in football, basketball and baseball. He has also served as Student Government vice president during his senior year. Within his church community he teaches a Sunday School youth class and dedicates his expertise as choir director.
Smith is the daughter of Charlie and Pamela Smith, and has been accepted at the University of Alabama where she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in pre-medical biology. She plans to attend medical school and become a pediatrician.
“Originally I planned to focus solely on becoming a general physician but over the last few years my involvement with the youth nursery at church sparked my interest for children and a desire to become a pediatrician,” Smith said.
In her community through the Harbor, Smith has extended her hand to the homeless by preparing and serving them food as well as washing their clothes. Her participation in Health Occupation Students of America has given her the privilege to prepare food for Winshape and Hospice. Her efforts expand through her church community where she sings in the choir, works as a nursery aide, assists with the food bank and the clothes closet.