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Fletcher Horne Awarded Scholarship for Project: Feed the Frontline

Posted on May 22, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, State Treasurer David McRae surprised a local student, Fletcher Horne, with a $529 Tell Me Something Good Scholarship. This scholarship was awarded to Fletcher for his service to the community during COVID-19. Fletcher is a 15-year-old student at Laurel Christian School. His Eagle Scout project, Feed the Frontline, helped to feed over 1,000 healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis, while also stimulating the area’s economy by purchasing meals from 19 locally owned restaurants.

Fletcher’s sister, Sabine, submitted the nomination for the scholarship. Sabina wrote, “Fletcher has been so hands-on and intentional. During this difficult time, we know how important the small things can be, whether that is getting your favorite lunch with an encouraging scripture written on the box or just having your neighbors say thank you. Feeding the Frontline has already touched thousands of lives. As Fletcher continues to make deliveries, we hope that Laurel’s frontline workers feel our community’s love and gratitude in every meal.”

State Treasurer McRae, who is an Eagle Scout as well, stated, “I am thrilled to award Fletcher Horne with this week’s ‘Tell Me Something Good’ scholarship. Our judges were blown away by the actions this young man has taken amid this crisis, finding a way to thank our healthcare heroes while also supporting local restaurants that are struggling during this time. It is a remarkable project that I am honored to recognize.”

Horne will receive a $529 scholarship in the form of a Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Account, which is administered by the Mississippi State Treasury. This is the second “Tell Me Something Good” scholarship the State Treasury has awarded during the COVID-19 crisis.

Chief Nursing Officer at SCRMC, Beth Endom, stated, “The meals, the encouragement and the support are so greatly appreciated by all of our staff. During such a difficult time, it always brightens the day of the staff to have a warm meal with an encouraging note. We are appreciative of Fletcher, the Boy Scout Troop and the local restaurants who are helping to prepare these meals.”