Port Arthur service group helps fund young woman’s potential

Published 12:48 am Saturday, June 12, 2021

One recent high school graduate’s freshman year of college just got a whole lot less stressful thanks to a group of Port Arthur-based women intent on fostering excellence in young women.

The International Chapter of the P. E. O. Sisterhood’s Chapter CP of Port Arthur recently presented Lily Norman with a $2,500 STAR Scholarship.

Kesha Norman, left, is seen with with daughter Lily Norman, recipient of the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship at the June meeting of Chapter CP. (Courtesy photo)

The 2021 West Brook High School graduate plans to attend Baylor University to secure a bachelor’s degree in her pursuit of becoming a lawyer.

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Norman was active in student council leadership as student body vice-president at Westbrook, while also participating in many student organizations promoting school spirit, ecological awareness, service and consensus building.

Norman will attend Baylor University to pursue a bachelor’s degree to become a lawyer.

The P. E. O. STAR Scholarship was established to recognize high school senior women planning to attend an accredited postsecondary institution immediately following graduation. It is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.

P. E. O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans , and the stewardship of Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.