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BHS student group makes donation to memorial scholarship

BHS student group makes donation to memorial scholarship
May 02
18:25 2018

Officers of the Breckenridge High School Peer Assistance & Leadership organization presented a check for $245 to Silvia Jones to be used toward the Ashton Jones Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of her daughter who died five months ago.

Cheyenne Boone, president of PALs, said the group raised the money from a Mother/Son Date Night event earlier this year and decided as group they wanted to donate some of the money to a charity. She said they heard about Jones, who was starting a scholarship and memorial to her daughter Ashton, and decided to contribute to the scholarship.

Jones said it had been very important to her daughter to come back to BISD her senior year to be with her classmates, so she wanted to dedicate a scholarship fund to some of the seniors who are graduating this year.

Cutline, top photo: Members of the BHS PALs organization present a $245 check for the Ashton Jones Memorial Scholarship on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured are, from left, Jimmy McKay, PALs treasurer; AnnaKate Rodgers, PALs vice president; Silvia Jones, Ashton’s mother; Cheyenne Boone, president of PALs; and Maegan Hatchett, PALs secretary. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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