The Roane County Historical Society offered and presented the 2nd Annual Essay Scholarship in the amount of $750 to Roane County High School senior, Mariah Moore.
In order to promote genealogical research and encourage young folk to become interested in their family heritage and Roane County history the society has offered a scholarship to a RCHS senior who writes the best essay telling their family history.
Linda Cottrell Liss, Essay Scholarship chairperson presented the award to Miss Moore at the school's 2012 Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22nd.
She wrote about her Moore and Bateman ancestors and also attended the May 24th meeting of the R.C.H.Society where she told about her future plans and how she researched her family.
Mrs. Liss presented Miss Moore with a certificate of recognition for her effort and a one-year honorary membership in the R.C.H.S.