McKenzie Senior Emma Renfro Awarded Hendrix Scholarship
McKENZIE (November 20) — McKenzie High School senior Emma Renfro was surprised by Bethel University’s President Dr. Walter Butler on Monday, November 20 when he arrived at her school to tell her she had been chosen to win full tuition for four years as one of two winners in Bethel’s prestigious Hendrix Scholarship Competition.
“Being a Carroll Countian, it always makes me proud to see one of our own excel and earn Hendrix honors” said Butler.
According to Butler, prospective traditional undergraduate students gathered on Bethel’s campus on Friday, November 10 after having applied and been invited to compete. The Hendrix Scholarship offers full tuition and room and board to Bethel for four years to one winner who, this year, was Dory Scott, a senior at Madison Magnet Academic High School in Jackson.
“Emma and Dory were chosen among 28 outstanding students who participated in a two-day intensive competition that included both academic testing and rigorous interview rounds,” President Butler said.
“The Hendrix participants are an exclusive group to be among, and these two young ladies merit these Hendrix Scholarship dollars.”
Renfro is the daughter of Jill and Zach Renfro of McKenzie, and she plans to major in education.
The Hendrix Scholarship program was established in 1988 by Mr. Willard R. Hendrix of Nashville.