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Smith awarded scholarship

Caitlyn Smith was one of a number of local high school graduates who were recently awarded WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarships.

The students, who are all WoodmenLife members, submitted applications highlighting their high school grades, activities and volunteerism, as well as an essay on patriotism.

Smith recently graduated from T.R. Miller High School. The scholarship was presented to Smith at a recent ceremony by WoodmenLife Sales Representative, Carol Reed.

“Youth have always been an important part of our organization,” said WoodmenLife President and Chief Executive Officer Pat Dees. “So we are honored to provide these scholarships to help our deserving young members further their education and realize their dreams.”

The WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship Program is part of the organization’s recently updated customer benefits. The program awards up to $1 million annually to graduating WoodmenLife members.

Scholarships range from $500 to $25,000 and can be used to pay for a two-year or four-year college, university or technical school education.