Sanders awarded annual Franklin scholarship

Haleigh Sanders, second from left, is the recipient of the 2013 Franklin scholarship and is shown with her parents, Mary and Jimmy Sanders, Hassell Franklin and David Bullock. (Photo by Lisa Voyles)

Haleigh Sanders, second from left, is the recipient of the 2013 Franklin scholarship and is shown with her parents, Mary and Jimmy Sanders, Hassell Franklin and David Bullock.
(Photo by Lisa Voyles)

HOUSTON – Houston High School graduate, Haleigh Sanders, can add one more honor to her list from graduation – the annual Franklin Corporation scholarship.

Sanders is a 2013 graduate, ranking 14th in her class and earning honors distinction.

She is also a member of the HHS Anchor Club and Beta Club.

Sanders is the recipient of the Franklin scholarship, which has paid out in excess of $110,000 to area graduates for the past 23 years.

The scholarship, based on overall GPA, ACT, class rank, leadership and work experience, provides a student $2,000 per academic year and is renewable for four years for a total of $8,000 in educational support.

The scholarship is open to dependents of employees of Franklin Corporation, Franklin Development and Franklin Logistics.

Haleigh is the daughter of Jimmy and Mary Sanders of Thorn and was excited to receive the scholarship to begin her college career.

“I’m very proud of it,” Sanders said. “I’m very grateful and so happy to get it.”

Sanders plans to attend Itawamba Community College this fall and work toward a career in Radiology. She plans to transfer to a senior college to complete her degree but is undecided on a university at this time.

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