Back row (l-r): LLCEF Board members Todd Morse, Jim Rhodes, and Sam Karr. Front row (l-r): Recipients Sarah Scholes, Jacob Lyda, and Board Member & Scholarship Chair Esther Lusk.

Back row (l-r): LLCEF Board members Todd Morse, Jim Rhodes, and Sam Karr. Front row (l-r): Recipients Sarah Scholes, Jacob Lyda, and Board Member & Scholarship Chair Esther Lusk.

Lake Lure Classical Academy graduating seniors Jacob Lyda of Gerton, and Sarah Scholes of
Rutherfordton, are the recipients of two $2500 Momentum Scholarships awarded by the Lake Lure
Community Education Foundation (LLCEF). The Foundation instituted the scholarship as a means to
celebrate the first graduating class from the charter school. The scholarships were awarded through a
three-part process of teacher recommendation, student application, and student interviews. The
winners were revealed at the Senior Banquet held Friday evening, June 3.

The Momentum Scholarship is designed to insure that selected students who have built momentum in
high school are provided the chance to increase that momentum after graduation, with the ideal of
maintaining momentum for lifelong learning. The scholarship may be applied toward a 4-year academic
degree, but may also include an associate’s degree, a career certificate program, or apprenticeship
program that may be provided by a community college or a technical college.

LLCEF congratulates these impressive students and wishes them well in their future educational
experiences.