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Three receive Hamm scholarships

Kaily Rochelle Sibrian, Jimmy Michael Cureton and Tyrone Joseph have been selected as the 2014 scholarship recipients from the Harry O. Hamm Foundation Trust administered by the Trust Department of Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

Hamm Foundation scholarships are funded from an endowment by former Old Broadway School student Harry O. Hamm, who left his entire estate for the post-secondary education of Van Buren High School graduates.

The individual scholarship awards are for up to $8,000 per academic year for up to five years.

With the addition of this year’s scholarship recipients, Hamm’s legacy has now provided scholarships for 100 Van Buren High School graduates.

Kaily is the daughter of Elba Alvarez and plans to attend Arkansas Tech University, majoring in accounting with an occupational goal in marketing.

She has been a member of VBHS concert and marching bands and participated in soccer, basketball and volleyball during her high school career. She also has been active in various church, community and civic activities. Kaily currently is employed at Wendy’s.

Michael is the son of Jimmy and Christie Cureton. He plans to major in biological science at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith with the ultimate goal of becoming a plastic surgeon.

He is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a member of Mu Alpha Theta and Beta Club at VBHS. He also was honored as a 2013 Pointer football player of the week and has volunteered for Special Olympics, Keep Van Buren Beautiful and Little League Quarterback Club. He currently is employed at Zaxbys.

Tyrone lives with his guardians, Erich and Jennifer Bauman. He plans to attend Arkansas Tech University, majoring in education and coaching.

At VBHS, Tyrone has been involved in football, basketball and Partner’s Club. He was honored as all-conference outside linebacker in 2012, defensive player of the year in 2012 and second team all-conference running back in 2013. He has been involved in the community through downtown Van Buren cleanup projects and visiting nursing homes. Tyrone presently is employed at the Van Buren Boys and Girls Club.

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