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Three Zizzers awarded 2024 Shelter Insurance Scholarships


The Shelter Insurance Foundation and the Dave Thomas Shelter Insurance Agency awarded $1,500 scholarships each to Ruby Hinds, Paige Sheridan and Grant Mahan who are part of the 2024 West Plains High School graduating class. 

The Thomas Insurance Agency has provided over $45,000 in scholarships to high-achieving local students over the last 10 years, said Shelter Agent Dave Thomas, who sponsors funds the scholarship every year for West Plains High School students. Hinds, Sheridan and Mahan can direct their scholarship funds toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university.

A committee of local high school officials, counselors, staff and community leaders selected the recipients. The committee considered each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarships are given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The scholarship is paid directly to the school the recipient selects.

Hinds will attend College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Sheridan will attend Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., and Grant Mahan will attend Harding University in Searcy, Ark.

“Best wishes from Dave Thomas Shelter Insurance on your upcoming freshman year of college,” said Thomas.