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Final planning underway for 36th annual Run for the Roses

Final planning is underway for the 36th annual Run for the Roses to be
held April 20 in Prentiss.
In conjunction with the Run for the Roses 5K event, high school
seniors will have an opportunity to compete for scholarship funds to
be applied to higher education expenses at the institution of their
choice.
Applicants must be a resident of Jefferson Davis County, a high school
senior graduating in 2018 and must be enrolled in  Jefferson Davis
County High School or Prentiss Christian School.
The Run for the Roses Scholarship of $750 will be awarded to one high
school senior from Jefferson Davis High School and Prentiss Christian
School.
Along with the completed application, an essay of 200 words answering
“Do events such as Run for the Roses financially impact small
communities?”
Scholarships will be chosen based on the essay and how the student
defends his or her answer.
It will not be based on ACT score or grade point average.
Scholarship money will be sent to the college of the recipients choice
upon proof of registration.
Applications for each can be obtained from and turned in to the school
guidance counselor at both schools and are also available at the Run
for the Roses website at www.runfortheroses5k.com.
The deadline for entry is April 16.
Participation in the Run for the Roses 5K event is strongly encouraged
for all students.
For more information call 601-792-5741.