Humphries awarded annual DAR scholarship

Submitted photoPelham High School 2019 graduate Kalyn Humphries (right) is presented the annual Thomasville DAR Scholarship by Jinanne Parrish.

Kalyn Humphries, a 2019 graduate of Pelham High School, is the recipient of the Thomasville Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, scholarship. She is the daughter of Brock and Tina Humphries of Sale City. In the fall, she will be enrolled in the Honors Program at Valdosta State University where she will major in Education with emphasis in Communication Disorders. 

While in high school, Humphries has been involved in the following extra-curricular activities: FCCLA (Family, Community and Career Leaders of America), Future Business Leaders of America, National Beta Club, yearbook staff, Future Farmers of America, cheerleading, softball and student government.

She has found time in her busy schedule to volunteer at Pelham Elementary School, photographer for sporting events, and Kids Against Hunger. She has held part-time jobs at a daycare and bakery.

The Thomasville Chapter DAR Scholarship, named for a deceased member, Lois Bradshaw Elam, is awarded each year to a deserving college-bound student from a high school located in either Thomas, Grady, or Mitchell County. The student must be planning to major in history, education, or a related field. The scholarship is in its twenty-first year, having been started by chapter Regent Mary Malone and Vice Regent Miriam Powell. The chapter sponsors the annual DAR Christmas Tea in December to benefit the scholarship fund and other educational and patriotic endeavors in the community.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a heritage organization open to ladies whose ancestors have been proven to have served in the American Revolution.