By Don Brown
Cassidy White, a member of the Grayson County High School tennis team, was chosen to receive one of four college scholarships presented nationally by the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the USTA, announced the scholarships on Wednesday. White, along with two tennis players from Georgia, each received $8,000 college educational scholarships, while another player from North Carolina received a $1,000 grant to go for textbooks.
The scholarship will be awarded over four years to students entering a two- or four-year college or university.
White, the daughter of Charlie and Kelli White, of Leitchfield, has been a member of the Cougar tennis team for the past seven years and served as a captain the past two seasons.
“Cassidy wrote an essay on how tennis influenced her leadership and preparation skills,” said Cougar coach Sherry Vincent, who had submitted a recommendation letter to the USTA for White.
“USTA Serves is proud to support these deserving high school senior,” said Deborah Slaner Larkin, Executive Director, USTA Serves. “They inspire us with their ability to balance excellence in education, community service and an involvement in tennis. It is our hope and belief that they will continue to pursue their goals and act as stewards of their communities as they move on to higher education and throughout their lives.”