2014-06-12 / News

Bristol Harden, Markel Cobb receive Warthen Scholarship

Bristol Harden and Markel Cobb are the recipients of Rosa Grant Warthen Scholarship certificates valued at $250 each presented by founder Clara Sutton.

Bristol is the daughter of Althea and Craig Harden. She is a member of Springfield Baptist Church and attends Augusta Technical College majoring in Medical Assistant.

Markel Cobb is the son of Kim Cobb.

The Reese J. Booker’s and Rosa Grant Warthen’s Memorial Scholarship Fundraising Service was held at Mark’s Tabernacle Baptist Church on May 25.

The participants on the program included Essie Cofer, worship leader; the devotion was led by Deacon Clifford Hanson and Deacon Arthur Wingfield; scripture and welcome were given by Rev. Demetrius Porter. Songs of praise were sung by New Sutton’s Temple, Mark’s Tabernacle, Mulberry, Reeve’s Chapel, New Salem, and Springfield. The guest choir was made up of the ministers of the pulpit. Praise dancing was performed by Amea Crawford of Augusta.

Rev. Lance Pitts introduced the guest preacher and the sermon was given by Rev. Garnie Shorter, whose text was taken from Ecclesiastes 12:8-13, with the subject, “What Does the Bible Say About a Christian?” Invitation to discipleship was led by Rev. Matthew Harden pastor of New Tabernacle Baptist Church of Lincolnton.

Deacon Larry Campbell made a special presentation of $100 to the Rosa Grant Warthen Scholarship in memory of his wife, the late Patsy James Campbell. She was the first person to receive this scholarship in 1985 or 1986, according to Clara Sutton.

Over $900 was raised.

In order to redeem the scholarship certificates, recipients are asked to go to their registrar’s office and ask for a statement or letter stating they are currently enrolled in college as of June 2014 if they are going to summer school, or September 2014 for the fall session. This information should be written on the college letterhead and the college’s seal should be stamped on it and signed by the registrar’s office. “Recipients, please do not go on the computer!” Sutton advised.

Anyone interested in making a donation to either scholarship fund or both please should make a check payable to the desired scholarship fund and mail it c/o Clara Sutton, P.O. Box 261, Washington, Georgia 30673.

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