Carol Francis, right, of the Virginia Spencer #573 Order of the Eastern Star in Wayland, presents a $500 scholarship to Emily Howard.

A local Eastern Star chapter presented a scholarship this month to a Floyd Central graduate.

The Virginia Spencer # 573 Order of the Eastern Star in Wayland presented a $500 scholarship to Floyd Central graduate Emily Lasha Howard of Martin on June 1.

Howard is the daughter of James Howard and Amy Crisp and the granddaughter of Monty and Sandra Branham and the late Berlin and Geraldine Howard.

She’s enrolled in the Galen College of Nursing in Hazard, with plans to start classes in July. She wants to become a nurse practitioner.

The Virginia Spencer #573 chapter presents a scholarship to a graduating high school senior in Floyd County annually. The scholarship is open to all students, regardless of affiliation with the organization. 

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