On Wednesday, May 8, McCarthy Auto Group Communications Director Karl Kramer, back, presented ten 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 seventh year that McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia 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 are, front from left, Erika Tackett, JROTC; Kyler Simoncic, baseball; Emma Sharp, girls basketball; Michylah Hawkins, band; Colby Edgar, boys soccer; Macie Curry, vocal music; Ethan Beard, boys tennis; Alex Beard, track; and Zach Barnes, boys soccer. Not pictured: Shelby Bradshaw, dance team.