The Mrs. Annie Cox Memorial Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the awarding of a scholarship to Miss Samantha Lehew, Cannon County High School Senior - Class of 2014, who will graduate May 23rd, 2014. 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 Samantha will use toward her demonstrated need to attend Middle Tennessee State University. Samantha intends to major in Elementary Art Education. She is the daughter of Terry Lehew and Rachel Lehew of Readyville. Samantha stated in her essay which was a part of the scholarship application, “This scholarship would help me not only to achieve my goal of attending college, but also pursue a career in becoming a preschool teacher.”
The Mrs. Annie Cox Memorial Scholarship is 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 on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 – Rain date will be the following Saturday,