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Scholarship available to Wilson County seniors

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The Wilson County Democratic Women recently announced they are accepting applications for a $500 scholarship open to graduating seniors in Wilson County. The Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship is awarded based upon the evaluation of an essay on the subject, "The Importance of Women in the Political Process."

Essays should be between 400 and 500 words, typed and double-spaced. A cover page must include the student's name, address, telephone number and school. Pages of the essay should not include the entrant's name. The essays will be evaluated by a scholarship committee of the Wilson County Democratic Women based on content, form and clarity. All entries must be postmarked by April 15 and mailed to Mary Patterson, 142 Dahlgren Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. The winner's scholarship money will be sent directly to the university, community college or technical school where he or she has been accepted.

This is the 14th year the Wilson County Democratic Women have awarded the scholarship. McAdoo was a longtime member of the organization and served as treasurer for many years. She also served on the executive committee for the Wilson County Democratic Party.

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