Hannah Stout Awarded Kelso Scholarship

Hannah Stout, a graduate of Lincoln County High School, has been awarded the 2020 Admiral Frank B. Kelso II Scholarship.

This award, created by The Central High Class of 1951 and supported by the Lincoln County High School and First National Bank has been awarded to graduating seniors since 1981 to honor the life and accomplishments of Fayetteville native, Admiral Kelso, who rose to the highest rank as twenty fourth Chief of Naval Operations, 1990-1994.  Ms. Stout is the thirty-ninth recipient of this prestigious scholarship.

Ms. Stout, the daughter of Jacob and Sandy Sorrels of Petersburg, will receive $500 in recognition of her excellence as a student, leader, and person of integrity and high character.

An Honors student, she ranked second out of 277 seniors with a 4.0 unweighted grade point average. She was elected Beta Club President as a senior, Student Body Vice President as a junior, and Student Body President her senior year. While Hannah was a member, the LCHS Debate Team placed first at state Biomedical Debate competitions for two consecutive years. She was selected as Hoby Award Essay winner and chosen to be a representative to the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. Hannah served as Girl’s State Delegate, Rotary Youth Leadership Attendee, and Leadership Lincoln Vice President.

In addition to her extensive academic and leadership qualities, Ms. Stout has also generously given of her time to her community. She has participated as a volunteer for numerous organizations: Heart Walk, Hospice Butterfly Release, Angel Tree Shopping, Red Cross Blood Drive – to name a few – while also working part time as a pharmacy technician for Carter’s Drug Store. Additionally, Hannah found time to serve as a peer tutor for Algebra and English at her school. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

Ms. Stout will attend the Mississippi State University in Starkville this fall, where she plans to major in biochemistry with plans to pursue medical school. Upon learning of her award, she responded simply, “I am so grateful to be awarded this scholarship.”

Contributions to the Admiral Frank B. Kelso II Scholarship may be sent to the Admiral Frank B. Kelso II Scholarship Fund, in care of Carolyn Askew, 114 Brookmeade Circle, Fayetteville, TN 37334.