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Okinawa Military Lodge No. 68

Date Posted: 2000-06-23

Okinawa Military Lodge No. 68 presented three $500.00 scholarships to deserving High school seniors. The scholarships were open to all high school seniors on island, this year two were selected from Kubasaki High school and one from Kadena High school. The process included a written essay and an oral interview, conducted by the scholarship committee of Okinawa Military Lodge No. 68.

This years recipients were Jasmine Agusto, and Lakisha Finley of Kubasaki High school and Lydia Cook of Kadena High School. All three will be attending major universities stateside, the scholarship chairman for the past two years has been Junior Warden Rodney G. Roberson, and he not only headed the committee but also implemented the entire application processing system.

Year 2000 scholarship recipients and families along with members of Okinawa Military Lodge No.68

"This is the first year we were able to give three scholarships", said Junior Warden Roberson, "Our Lodge Members put in a lot of hard work on fundraisers to make this possible, and hopefully next year we can give even more".

Lydia Cook of Kadena High school receiving her scholarship. Lakisha Finley of Kubasaki receives her scholarship Jasmine Augusto of Kubasaki receives her scholarship.

WM. Daniel R. Poole Okinawa Military Lodges' Worshipful Master for the year 2000 helped in presenting the scholarships along with members of the Lodge. "We are here to make an impact on our community" WM Poole said. "These scholarships are but a small token of what we do on Okinawa, we just enjoy helping anyone we can, "Every Human Being has a claim on our kind offices. Do good unto all"

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