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Presentation of 2022 CAA Ruth Elaine Shaw Memorial Scholarship & Future CAA Scholarship Plans

The Choctaw Alumni Association (CAA) awarded the inaugural Ruth Elaine Shaw Memorial Scholarship to Ms. Kayman Ross, a member of the 2022 CHS graduating class, during a presentation ceremony at the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School Board meeting on Monday, 11 April 2022.  The $2000 scholarship will be used by Ms. Ross as she pursues a Biology/Pre-Med degree focus at Oklahoma State University.  
 
We congratulate Kayman for her exemplary academic achievements while at CHS, her initiative in completing the scholarship application process within the allotted timeframe, and her excellent research paper on C-NP Schools history and the legacy of our beloved Mrs. Shaw.  She is a most-deserving recipient of this inaugural scholarship.
 
The CAA is also very appreciative of the outstanding support received from David Reid, C-NP Schools Superintendent, Ms. Jackie Harris, CHS Principal, and CHS Counselors, Ms. La’Toya Jacobs and Dr. Kelly Collins in the implementation and publicity of the respective scholarship availability, application, and award procedures.
 
This scholarship embodies every aspect of our CAA Mission: Continuation of our ongoing Partnership with the C-NP Schools; Preservation of our Past by honoring the legacy and memory of a beloved and influential CHS faculty member, Mrs. Ruth Elaine Shaw; Promotion of the Present by facilitating CHS Alumni support of current CHS students and faculty; Pursuit of the Future by investing in the career development of future CHS Alumni like Ms. Ross.

Funding for this and future scholarships was made possible by generous donations from several CHS Alumni – many of whom were students of Mrs. Shaw and fondly recall her impact on their lives. 

The CAA will annually review and/or adjust both the number/type of scholarships to be awarded along with their respective amounts based upon CAA fiscal status.  Current CAA plans are to award two scholarships in 2022-23 and succeeding academic years – each in the amount of $2000.  CHS Alumni and others can make gifts to endow/fund CAA-sponsored scholarships.

For more information about CAA Scholarships and donations thereto, check out the Alumni Giving Opportunities section of the CAA website: Alumni Giving Opportunities – Choctaw Alumni Association (CAA).