Natoma USD 399 graduates were awarded the 2015 scholarships from the Natoma Lions Club.

Four students were selected for their academic performance, participation in extra-curricular activities, community volunteer work and through writing a short essay.

Lion Vice President Scott Phlieger honored the students with a certificate of excellence and $250 each for their university education.

Kourtney Grafel will attend Emporia State University, Seth Hachmeister will attend Washburn University, and August Phlieger and Callie Dunlap will attend Fort Hays State University.

The Natoma Lions Club legacy for more than 75 years continues as they provide thousands of hours of volunteer work and financial assistance within and outside the community through efforts to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults.

Dunlap and Hachmeister also received certificates of excellence with a $250 scholarship from President Mary Murphy of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit. They were selected by their grade-point averages, volunteer activities, American Legion Auxiliary ideals and participation in the scholarship application and essay.

The American Legion Auxiliary continues to provide financial support to veterans, their families, children and youth as they faithfully “serve others not self.”