The McCracken County Community Career Endowment, Inc. (MCCCE) announced that McCracken County High School junior, Mason Edwards as a Class XIV participant in the 2023 PaxtonScholars Program.
He will receive college scholarship funds based on grade-point averages during his junior and senior years of high school and through the first two semesters of college. A college-suitable HP Pro laptop computer and backpack will also be presented to all scholars.
The PaxtonScholars Program seeks to enhance student self-esteem, parent or guardian advocacy, peer and mentor interaction, maintenance and improvement of academic performance, and preparation for college transition, all of which are unique challenges that African American students face.
MCCCE, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, was organized in 2006 after receiving a $1 million donor-directed endowment established at the Community Foundation of West Kentucky by the late Fred Paxton and his wife, Peggy Paxton. In addition to the PaxtonScholars Program, the endowment continues to award scholarships and educational assistance to students who wish to continue their post-secondary education. The Fred and Peggy Paxton Non-Endowed Fund also contributes to support the PaxtonScholars Program.