Five area high school graduates have been named recipients of the Helen Gates White Scholarship. Recipients are Breton Plumlee and Benniam Means, Iola, and Elizabeth Johnson, Kari Shadden and Karlie Stephens, Marmaton Valley. Awarded annually since 1990, Whitehead scholarships go to students planning to study fine arts, graphic arts or study home economics at Kansas State Universitys, Helens alma mater. Since 1990, 139 scholarships have been awarded. The scholarship porgram is overseen by trustee James Immel.
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