Five Jefferson County students and their parents were among the July 14 banquet guests of the Indiana Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis. The Grand Lodge Scholarship Board awarded a total of $373,100 to 287 students attending. The five Courierarea recipients were, pictured from left to right: Sawyer Beach, Breinna Welch, Mandy Lyons, Grand Master of Masons in Indiana Mark Genung, Alyssa Fulton and Derek Herrick.

Sawyer Beach is entering his senior year at Purdue University and is a member of Hanover Lodge 652. Sawyer is the son of Greg and Lisa Beach. Breinna Welch is the daughter of Neil and Tracy Wenzler. She plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana this fall. Mandy Lyons is the daughter of Jerry and Millie Lyons. She has been admitted to the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Alyssa Fulton is the daughter of Tim and Kristi Fulton. She plans to attend Indiana State University. Derek Herrick is beginning his junior year at Vincennes University and is a member of Union Lodge 2 in Madison. He is the son of Shirley Herrick and the late Dan Herrick.

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