By Kim Harwood
Jobe Publishing Contributor
The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Logan Ryan Phelps as the recipient of the 2023 Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce Memorial Scholarship. Logan Phelps will be included in the Senior Celebrity Group as the Scholarship recipient. The Senior Celebrity Banquet honors outstanding MCHS Seniors, their parents, and their favorite educator.
Logan is the 18-year-old son of Chris and Sherry Phelps of Edmonton. Logan’s school activities include Beta, FCA, Gifted and Talented, basketball, golf, and cross country.
Logan participates in the Work Ready Program where he tutors students at Metcalfe County Elementary School and he ranks in the top ten of his Senior Class. Logan’s long-term goal is to pursue a degree in Education and return to his hometown of Metcalfe County to teach.
Logan Phelps was chosen to receive the $1,000 Scholarship from a field of thirteen outstanding applications by a Scholarship Committee. Each Metcalfe County Senior was mailed an application for the scholarship. The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce has awarded a scholarship since 1997 to outstanding Metcalfe County High School Seniors.
Past recipients of the Memorial Scholarship:
1997 Kelli Blythe, 1998 Amy Judd, 1999 Laura Judd, 2000 Kelly Harper, 2001 Ashley Acree, 2002 Stephanie Bradley, 2003 Amber Nicole Skaggs, 2004 Trent Meridith, 2005 Katie Irwin, 2006 Britton Jeffries, 2007 Whitney Bailey, 2008 Jamie Elaine Russell, 2009 Emily Blythe, 2010 Karie Jeter, 2011 Michelle Dyer, 2012 MeKayla Sue Ervin, 2013 Michael Garmon, 2014 Megan Edwards, 2015 Alexander McMullen, 2016 Harley Hawkins, 2017 Kyle Coomer, 2018 Demetria Knipp, 2019 Hannah Brown, 2020 Megan Nicole Thurman, 2021 Daniel Wright, and 2022 Dylan Thurman. Most of the recipients either have graduated or are still a student in a college or a technical school.
The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce Memorial Scholarship is made possible each year because of the donations made in memory of loved ones, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Plaques are displayed prominently in the Chamber of Commerce office with engraved plates that memorialize the name of each individual a contribution has been made in memory of since 1998.
The first memorial was made in memory of Mr. Mark Scott, a well-known and beloved teacher from North Metcalfe Elementary by Mrs. Jeannie Spears. Currently, there are eight plaques with a total of three hundred and three names. What better way to honor someone than with a donation that will be used to help a Metcalfe County student further their education.