The Leon Price Scholarship is in its 17th year of awarding $1,000 to a Polk County student for the furthering of their education after high school. The scholarship is given in honor and memory of Leon Price, who was a longtime businessman and part owner of Price Mobile Home in Mena.
The Price family has announced the 2016 recipient as Lacey Howard. Lacey is the daughter of Jeff Howard and Tracey Price and was born and raised in Polk County. She has been involved in many activities throughout her high school years. Lacey is captain of the soccer team, member of the National Honor Society, English National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Students, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Career and Community Leaders of America, the Spanish Club, and an officer of Jobs of America’s Graduates. Through NHS and JAG, Lacey has had many community service and leadership opportunities. She has also been an honor student throughout high school.
Lacey currently works at Myers Cruizzers Drive-In and plans to attend Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.