Daviess County Community Foundation Names Braden Lawyer 2014 Lily Endowment Scholarship Recipient

   The Cougar Den at North Daviess High School has been the place where athletic, Prom, and graduation memories have been made...Tuesday afternoon, North Daviees Senior, Braden Lawyer added one more.  In front of an assembly of the entire student body and faculty, the unsuspecting Lawyer was named the Daviess County Community Foundation's 2014 Lily Endowment Scholar.   As a Lily Scholar, he will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice, and a $900 stipend for books and equipment.  
Following the presentation, Braden talked about what the honor meant

Lawyer also talked about who gets the credit for his success.

Lawyer is the son of Steve and Paulisa Lawyer of Elnora.   Steve Layer said the Lily Scholarship was a testimony to his son’s hard work.

And Braden’s mother said she was proud of her son.

Besides excelling academically, Braden has also been active in school and community activities.  He is the president of his senior class, a member of the Cougar tennis tea,, band, and choir.  He participates in 4-H, plays in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Faith Band.  And he worked in maintenance for the town of Plainville.  Following graduation Braden plans to attend Purdue University to study pre-medicine with a goal to give back to the community as a physician.  
      Twenty-eight Daviess County students applied for the prestigious Lily Scholarship.  Those application were reviewed by a five member scholarship committee of community leaders.  Applicants were scored a variety of factors such academics, community service, volunteer activities, written essay, work experiences, school activities, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles.  The Committee narrowed the list of applicants to eight for a final interview with the panel.  After the interviews, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana for the final selection.  ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 32 regionally accredited degree granting private colleges and universities.   

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