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Mary Kate Parks Mason Scholarship
Mary Kate Parks Mason was a long-term St. Paul's parishioner who accepted many challenges in her life that distinguished her as a unique individual. She was a champion of young people as a friend and teacher and believed very strongly that adults must do all in their power to open doors of opportunity for young men and women. In her will, she left a bequest to establish a scholarship fund (circa 1994) at St. Paul's for those young women and men who seek the benefits of a higher education. We are honored to be able to provide this scholarship and help our youth in pursuing their education goals.

This year, we are pleased to award the scholarship to the following individuals:

Madison Brown
Thank you to The Mary Kate Parks Mason Scholarship Foundation. My future plans are to attend the University of West Georgia to obtain my Bachelors degree in Psychology and minor in Education and then pursue my Masters degree at Georgia State. My goal afterwards is to work for the school system as a guidance counselor.

Peyton Hopkins
Thank you so much for the scholarship. I am attending Montana State University with a major in Chemical Engineering. I am going far away and will miss everyone. I plan to check out St. James in Bozeman for my Episcopal fix and will come back home for a visit in December.

Stella Janas
First of all, I want to thank you so much for granting me this scholarship. It will truly help me further my educational career. That being said, I will be attending The University of Mississippi and majoring in exercise science! After those four years, I plan to apply to PA school and study dermatology.

Sarah Paschal
Thank you so much for this incredible scholarship! St. Paul's has been such a blessing to me in my life, and I am so grateful that they are willing to help me in my future pursuits!

Sarah Paschal plans to attend Georgia Tech in the fall to pursue an undergraduate degree in biology. Upon completing her biology degree, she hopes to continue on to be accepted to the University of Georgia's Veterinary Medicine program where she dreams of obtaining her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Once she earns her doctorate degree, Sarah hopes to either start her own practice or work at a pre-existing practice where she will care for and treat large animals, with a particular focus on horses and equine medicine.

Elise Wendelburg
Elise will be attending Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She will be perusing a major in music (Vocal Performance). She plans to work either as a Disney performer or a travel journalist. Elise graduated from Northgate High School with High Honors. She has spent five years in the Spivey Hall Tour Choir as the soprano section leader and has performed in venues all over the world, her favorites including Carnegie Hall, Spivey Hall, and The Vatican. She has also raised two future service dog puppies for Canine Companions for Independence!  Elise has been an active member of Saint Paul's throughout her life- you may have seen her singing in the choir or handling one of her service dogs in training.  Elise would like to thank the Clergy and Congregation for all of the love and support they've given her!