Seymour Education Association recently awarded $500 scholarships to two Seymour High School graduates planning careers in education.
Emma Wood, daughter of educators Robert and Sharon Wood, was a member of National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Latin Club and SHS Sports Council.
As a member of the varsity tennis team, Wood participated in the IHSAA state doubles final four. She was a D.A.R.E. Role Model, participated in 4-H as a Junior Leader and was active in the St. Ambrose Catholic Church youth group. This spring, she was a teaching intern at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School. She also was an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma recipient.
Wood plans to attend Marian University to study elementary education with a focus on special education and English language learners.
Mackenzie Taylor, the daughter of Christopher and Karen Taylor, received an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma and was a member of the National Honor Society, French Club and yearbook staff. She served as a committee chair for the Mr. SHS production, was a member of the girls cross-country team and was a D.A.R.E. Role Model. She was a teaching intern both semesters of her senior year, working first with first-graders and then with fifth-graders.
Taylor plans to attend Franklin College, where she will study elementary education and hopes to eventually work in administration.