Miss Jessica Gaines Awarded Mrs. Annie Cox Memorial Scholarship
August 20, 2010
This scholarship is in memory of longtime educator and beloved Cannon County citizen, Mrs. Annie Cox. It has been established as an additional financial resource for a student intending to major in Elementary Education who has demonstrated achievement and based on need.
Mrs. Cox was a very special person to all of Cannon County, and appropriately this scholarship honors her “Love for Education and Children, Character, Capability, and Need.”
The scholarship personifies Mrs. Cox’s words, “I love to see children learn! I just love it! And want to make a difference in the life of a child.” --- Mrs. Annie Cox.
The Scholarship amount was $1500.00 in which Jessica will use toward her demonstrated need to attend Motlow State Community College. Jessica intends to major in Elementary Education.
She is the daughter of Tina Pinkerton and Jerry Gaines.
Jessica stated in her essay which was a part of the scholarship application, “Every day I think about her (Mrs. Annie Cox) and the promise I made to her of becoming a teacher. Ever since she passed away she has changed me, and I feel like I have become a better person. She is the main person that is pushing me to keep my grades up and becoming a teacher.”
The Mrs. Annie Cox Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Cannon County High School Senior that is on track to graduate this year, have an application pending to or acceptance received from a state accredited two or four year college/university, recommendation of a CCHS faculty member, intending to major in Elementary Education, and write a 300 Word Essay entitled, “Why I deserve this scholarship, and why do I want to be an Elementary Teacher?"
There will be various fundraising efforts by the committee to fund this scholarship including the Annie Cox Memorial Scholarship Car Show held at West Side School this Fall.