ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Kiwanis Club of Alexandria strives to help the community by focusing on our students.
Thursday for the first time ever, the club gave two scholarships to key club graduates.
Each scholarship was worth $1,000 funded by the club's many fundraisers throughout the year. Those went to Emma Armstrong from Holy Savior Menard and Tess Brown from Bolton High School.
"My real goal as a person is to dedicate my life to service," Brown said. "To get this service based award means that I have really accomplished something that can make a difference."
The club also continued its tradition of awarding an Alexandria Teacher of the Year, which went to Hayden R. Lawrence third grade teacher Emily Blaney.
Blaney is also the Rapides Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year.
"Serving in education and doing what I love the most," Blaney said. "It is definitely my spiritual gift and being honored for that is so humbling."