Scholarship begun in late FHS grad’s honor

Published 5:29 am Saturday, May 27, 2017

On March 18, 2017, Franklinton High School lost a dear alumnus. A 2016 graduate of Franklinton High School, Madison Claire Peco was active in several clubs and was a four-year member of the FHS cheerleaders. Homecoming queen and selected Most Beautiful her senior year, Peco will be best remembered for not only her beauty but also for her kindness and huge heart. Peco was an advocate for the underdog; she deplored bullying, and could often be found with tears in her eyes at the frequent unfairness of life she witnessed among her peers and fellow students.

The FHS Student Council has established the Madison Peco Award, beginning with 2017 graduating class. This $1,000 award will be given annually to a female student who plans to attend college as well as one who exemplifies all the qualities that Peco exuded during her lifetime as well as her time spent at FHS. These include school spirit, community pride, academic achievement, love for one’s fellow man and one who has demonstrated a desire to excel and reach for the stars.

The recipient of the Madison Peco Award for 2017 is Kassidy Brooke Provost. Those who knew Peco would agree, the award is not a mere piece of paper. Instead, Provost received a tiara, donated by Tyler Ross Jewelers. Jason and Patsy McKenzie, Peco’s parents, attended the FHS Honors Night to present this award.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution in Peco’s memory may do so by contacting Toni Tageant at FHS at 985-839-6781.