Breakfast Lions Club of Blacksburg renews high school scholarships | Lifestyles

In May, the Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club was proud to award Blacksburg High School seniors Karen Chung Villanueva and Manuel Andres Marrufo the Jones/Sanders Scholarships, and Kylene Monaghan and Samuel Xiang the HB Dillon Scholarships.

The Blacksburg Host Lions have awarded these four scholarships since 1925. Now, after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID pandemic and the Host Lions amalgamation with the Breakfast Lions, the club is delighted to renew and maintain its commitment to the Blacksburg youth. .

The Jones/Sanders Scholarship is awarded to BHS seniors who best exemplify academic achievement coupled with exceptional citizenship. Professors JB Jones and Harry Sanders, Lions members for 40 years, created these awards shortly after the establishment of the former Host Lions Club.

Blacksburg High’s top sports fan, HB Dillon, set up the other scholarship to be awarded to senior students who were athletes (or team supporters) and exemplified good sportsmanship. Just steps from his store, the historic BlueGrass Market, the sports fields and gymnasium of the old Blacksburg High School, HB Dillon attended every game and practice as often as he could. could.

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The combination of achievement and prowess with a constant focus on citizenship and sportsmanship set these students apart. They bring honor to Blacksburg High School and our community. We wish them good luck !

– Submitted by Peter Hartmann

Charles P. Patton