Smith-Cotton Seniors awarded McCarthy Toyota Scholarships (Courtesy of Sedalia School District)

On Wednesday, May 6, McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia General Manager Aaron Vial presented 10 Smith-Cotton High School seniors with $1,000 scholarships during the school’s annual Senior Awards Night ceremony in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. This is the second year that McCarthy has provided the scholarships to Smith-Cotton seniors, who are selected by their activity or athletic groups. The scholarships are made possible through Toyota’s match program; McCarthy’s $5,000 donation is matched by Toyota to reach the $10,000 total. The recipients, from left, are Blake Allee-Lightfoot, boys basketball; Monika Vaughn, dance team; Kylie Bales, theater; Stephen Weeks, vocal music; Kaitlyn Walters, girls tennis; Vial; Christian Sarabia, boys track; Nic Crank, boys soccer; Abby Perkins, softball; Gavin Holman, boys cross country; and Steven Bradbury, baseball.

(Courtesy of Sedalia School District)