Gillis receives Ralph L. Walker memorial scholarship
Jared Gillis, a senior at Marked Tree High School, was the 2002 recipient of the third Ralph L. Walker Memorial Scholarship. The $1,100 scholarship was presented to Jared at the Four Rivers Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet held March 23. Presenting the scholarship was Molly Johnston, granddaughter of the late Ralph Walker.
Jared is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gillis of Marked Tree, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bowman of Marked Tree and Mr. and Mrs. Burl Gillis of Payneway. Jared plans to attend Arkansas State University in the fall.
The scholarship was established in memory of Ralph L. Walker, a charter member and past chairman of the Four Rivers Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Walker was presented with the Rollie Stick Award for his exemplary leadership shortly before his death in 1994. The scholarship is awarded in March of each year to a graduating senior from Marked Tree High School or East Poinsett County High School.