Each year the Kennebec Retired Educators Association awards a $750 scholarship to a Kennebec County high school senior who is planning on attending a four-year college with a major in education. Recipients must have attained a high academic standing and contributed to their school or community.

This year two scholarships were awarded, one to Zoey Trussell of Waterville Senior High School and one to Delaney Houston of Monmouth Academy.

Trussell has been accepted into the University of Maine at Orono, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and plans to major in elementary education. In Trussell’s words, “To work with children and spend the rest of my life immersed in my greatest passion, education has become my dream,” according to a news release from the association.

Houston has been accepted into the University of Maine at Augusta. She plans to major in elementary education. Her school counselor commented that “Delaney is helpful to both students and adults alike and will make an excellent educator in the future.”

The association’s scholarship rules state that the recipients will receive a $750 check at the beginning of the second semester upon submission of a certified transcript of grades for the first semester and evidence of enrollment in the second semester of the freshmen year.