Republicans award scholarship
The Jefferson County Republicans have announced the recipient of its 2014 scholarship as graduating Fairfield High School senior Laura Jackson.
Jackson is the daughter of Kim and Jess Jackson of Fairfield.
The $500 scholarship will be paid directly to Baylor University in Texas where Jackson will start as a freshman in the fall.
“The framers of our U.S. Constitution established that the ultimate authority of government is vested in the people, so we thought what better way to award a scholarship than include an essay question that hopefully results in the applicant having a better understanding of the principles of freedom and liberty upon which the constitution was founded,” said scholarship committee chairman Ed Kelenyi. “In our review, we carefully weigh scholarly achievement, outside activities and the applicants understanding of our U.S. Constitution as revealed in an essay question.”
This year marks the 12th year in which the scholarship has been awarded.