Masons honor students
Saturday evening, May 4, during an open meeting of the Masonic Lodge 279 F. & A. M., Masons recognized outstanding Singer, Starks and DeQuincy High School students.
Students were chosen by school administrators and teachers based on actions, words and other achievements to receive the lodge’s Honesty and Integrity award certificate. Those from Singer High School were Tristan Cole Myers, “Bear” Bjorn Nephi Cavazos-Smith and Emalie Louise Pickering. Starks students were Lucas Fritz and Emily Broussard. DeQuincy students were Kyla Whitman, Alicen Pearce, Kayla Jones, Ben Musgrove, Trey Neyland and Camron Taylor.
Patricia Pharris was recognized as the 2013 Recipient of the lodge’s $500 scholarship. Guest speaker was Richard “R. B.” Smith, Otis Anderson presented the history of Masonry and the award presentation was by Jeff Haley. This ceremony and dinner was attended by 80 members, students and guests.
Among the guests were Tom Clegg, a former resident of DeQuincy and Mason, who has been visiting DeQuincy of late to learn more about his ties to this town.