Students honored at Upchurch banquet

By Staff, 04/18/18 1:13 PM

PRESCOTT – With its theme “A Bright Future”, the Ila Upchurch Corporation recognized seniors from the Prescott and Nevada school districts at its banquet April 14.

Rev. Altha Palmer was the toastmaster and reminded everyone at the packed house in the Prescott High School cafeteria, everything made by the corporation goes back into the community.

The banquet was a tribute to graduates, with Satarra Williams reading the biographies of all seniors for PHS. Palmer, once she finished, told the students not to let anyone define them because they already know who they are.

From there it was scholarship time with seniors from PHS and NHS getting a $250 scholarship. Jasmine Blake took it for NHS, while Derrick Nolan was the recipient for PHS.

Mildred Scott was named Educator of the Year, while Linda Butler was tabbed as Theologian of the Year.

One of the highlights of the banquet was the naming of Citizen of the Year. This year the honor went to Williams. She was described as being involved in the community, especially with children, is active in the schools, church choir and is on the Upchurch board of trustees.

At the conclusion of the banquet Michelle Hamilton told those present about a crisis center being developed for Prescott. A house at 350 E. 2nd N is being renovated to help those in need. This will be a temporary shelter.

Renovations have only begun and, she said, a lot of help is needed as this is all about the community.