peoFrom left are Linda Shay, Chapter AG President: Naomi Ammon, Star Scholar; Mary Cowan, Chapter AG Education Chair. (Courtesy photo)Naomi Ammon, a senior at Calvary Christian Academy, was selected to receive a $2,500 STAR Scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was recommended by P.E.O. Chapter AG of Silver City.

An accomplished musician as pianist and singer, Ammon has been active in student government, National History Day, sports competition in swimming, volleyball, and golf, and has served as Youth Worship Leader for both her school and church.

She will attend Cedarville University in Ohio in the fall to pursue a degree in education and speech pathology.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the U.S. or Canada in the next academic year. The competitive STAR Scholarship is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.

Chapter AG has been a part of the Grant County community since it was organized in 1956.

P.E.O., a philanthropic, educational organization, has been celebrating women helping women reach for the stars for more than 150 years. Since its inception in 1869, the nonprofit group has helped more than 116,000 women pursue educational goals by providing over $383 million in grants, scholarships, awards and loans. The Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College. Members are passionate about helping women advance through education, while supporting and motivating them.

To learn more about P.E.O., visit peointernational.org or facebook.com/peointernational. 

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