Kiwanis Awards CHS Seniors Scholarships
May 11, 2022
Five Cabot High School seniors were awarded scholarships at the Cabot Kiwanis Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
Congratulations to Christopher Sayers, Samuel Falcinelli, Natalie Chidester, Cash Tarvin, and Emma Turner.
Lane Whitaker Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 – Christopher Sayers
Lane Whitaker was a 1993 graduate of Cabot High School. He was a former Key Club President, and his grandfather was the Lieutenant Governor of the Kiwanis MO-ARK division. He died at the age of 23 on May, 15, 1993. His family gives a scholarship each year to a graduating senior in his memory.
Mark & Liz Bartels Scholarship - $1,000 – Samuel Falcinelli
Mark Bartels is currently a Kiwanis member serving on the Board of Directors as well as a past club president. He and his wife Liz initiated this scholarship as a way of giving back to the community what two of their daughters received when they were Key Club members. Both of their girls were scholarship recipients and one went on to be a doctor and the other a lawyer. As parents, they were grateful to be spared some of the expenses that go along with higher education and chose to make an annual contribution to assist other families just like they were helped many years ago.
Betty Flowers Scholarship - $1,000 – Natalie Chidester
Betty Flowers was a distinguished member of the Kiwanis Club of Cabot for over 30 years. She served as club president, district Lt. Governor and then held the highest office as MO-ARK Governor in 2013-2014 where “Flower Power” became her motto. Ms. Flowers had a passion for Kiwanis and the children of our community which was evident through her service with the Cabot Key Club. Her license plate read KIWANIS. She was heavily involved as Key Club Leadership Sponsor, Key Club District Leader for MO-ARK, and later Key Leader Sponsor. She was a mentor and confidant to many and this scholarship is given to honor her memory.
Jim and Maxine Thompson Scholarship - $1,000 – Cash Tarvin
Col. Jim Thompson and wife Maxine are longtime members of the Kiwanis Club of Cabot where they have served for over 40 years. Col. Thompson served as Club President, Lt. Governor, and then took on the Secretary/Treasurer position for more than 13 years. He has worked gracefully for the club and the children of our community by serving as Leadership Sponsor for K-Kids and endless community service events. This scholarship is given to honor Col. Jim and Maxine for their continued support and service to the club and more importantly the children of our community.
Gail Carpenter Scholarship - $1,000 – Emma Turner
Gail Carpenter was the 1st woman to be president of the Cabot Kiwanis Chapter and was also a member of many other civic organizations. She was a chiropractor in Cabot for many years. A scholarship is given to a graduating senior each year in her memory.
Thank you to the Cabot Kiwanis Club for always supporting our students.