Kayla Tackett won a $1,000 scholarship last week at the Pop Warner Scholarship Tribute in Winston Salem, N.C.  Kayla was a first team scholar, meaning she was ranked in the top 2 percent of 410,000 children that took part in the scholars programs.  The $1,000 scholarship came from the Mecklenburg County Optimist Club, Daniel R. “Doc” Watson Memorial Scholarship and Pop Warner and will be kept in a reserve fund for her.  When she graduates high school and decides which college she will attend, they will then forward the money to her college of choice.   “I am very proud and excited to share this good news with you all,” said mom Jenni.

In other scholarship news, KnowledgePoints Learning Center Matthews has awarded Tyrese Ratliff a full scholarship for the Spring 2009 semester.  The scholarship guarantees the Crown Point Elementary School third-grader free testing and the center’s 40 tutoring program – a $1760 value – at no cost whatsoever.
“We’re tremendously excited to be able to offer this opportunity,” said KnowledgePoints owner Matt Pomponio. “It’s important to us to have the wherewithal to give back to the community, especially in situations where students who need our services may not necessarily be able to afford them.”