We are so happy to announce our annual Episcopal Church Women of West Tennessee scholarship winners!
Each of these rising college freshmen is an excellent student and is very active in the Episcopal Church. We expect each of them to be leaders in the life of the church in the coming years.
> Katie Ayres - Grace-St.Luke's
> Carolyn Gamble - Calvary
> Katelyn Grover - Immanuel - Ripley
Congratulations to the three winners of the 2014 Episcopal Church Women of West Tennessee Scholarship !
ECW Scholarships Awarded to Three West Tennessee Graduates
The Episcopal Churchwomen of the Diocese of West Tennessee are pleased to announce the winners of three 2014 West TN Diocesan ECW Scholarships. They are Kathryn (Katie) LuChen Ayres, Caroline Lee Gamble and Katelyn Grover.
Katie Ayres, daughter of Anne Ayres and Kent Cox, is a member of Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and is a graduate of St. Agnes Academy. Katie has been very active in her church as an acolyte, lay Eucharistic Minister and choir member both in the Children’s and Adult Choirs. She is also an important leader each year in Vacation Bible School. Katie helps in the Food Pantry and actively participates in “More than a Meal”. Because of her activities at the church, she was chosen to be part of the Search Committee for a new Youth Minister at Grace-St. Luke’s in 2013. On the Diocesan level, Katie has attended Bishop’s Bash, Episcopal Day Camp and Happening. Katie graduated Summa Cum Laud from St. Agnes and will be attending Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in the fall where she is considering a career in nursing. She also plans to continue her church activities by involving herself in the Episcopal Campus Ministry in Birmingham with the Diocese of Alabama.
Caroline Gamble, the daughter of Camille and Al Gamble, is a member of Calvary Episcopal Church and a graduate of White Station High School. Caroline has participated in many activities at Calvary including serving breakfast to the homeless for many years as well as serving at the Emmanuel Meal for the homeless at Christmas. She has been on the Acolyte Team from 2009-2014 and has served as Team Captain for 2013-2014. On the Diocesan level, Caroline has been a member of the West TN Episcopal Diocesan Youth Council from 2012 to the present helping to plan and organize events for the youth in the Diocese. She has participated in several Happenings and even served as Music Leader and part of the Celebration Staff for Happening #54. Caroline’s school activities include being part of the White Station newspaper staff, MIFA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Memphis and the White Station High School E-Board. She is also a very gifted musician! Caroline plans to pursue a major in Agriculture at Auburn University in Alabama.
Katelyn Grover, the daughter of Robin and Kevin Grover, is a member of Immanuel Episcopal Church in Ripley, TN and a graduate of Ripley High School. Katelyn is an acolyte most Sundays and is also a lay Eucharistic Minister. Her Deacon, Nancy O’Shea writes that Katelyn “is an invaluable part of our ministry team at Immanuel”. When she is not serving in these capacities, she can be found helping in the nursery. Katelyn participates in other church activities such as Pancake Suppers on Maundy Tuesdays, Advent Walks and the Blessing of the Animals in October. She helps her church ECW with yard sales and any other projects that are scheduled. To help with educational expenses, Katelyn works part time in a law office as well as house sits, babysits and pet sits for her neighbors. When she has time, Katelyn volunteers at the public library. Katelyn will be attending Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky with plans to major in accounting.
All three of these young people are a credit to their families, their Church and themselves. They have a deep and abiding faith which will continue to be a source of strength to them in the future. The Diocesan ECW wishes them all the best as they continue their education.