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Republicans announce scholarship award in former Congressman’s name


This news story was published on July 10, 2015.
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Kennedy Wohlford

Kennedy Wohlford

HAMPTON, IOWA – In 2014, the Franklin County Republican Central Committee honored retiring Congressman Tom Latham (a native son of Franklin County) with an evening at Ridge Stone Golf Club in Sheffield, celebrating his career and service to the State of Iowa as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. At that event, we were proud to announce the establishment of a $1,000 scholarship dubbed the “Legacy of Leadership” scholarship in honor of Congressman Latham.

This week, Republicans announced the winner of that award as selected by the “Legacy of Leadership” scholarship committee. 2015 Hampton-Dumont graduate, Kennedy Wohlford has been named as this year’s “Legacy of Leadership” Award recipient. Kennedy will be attending Luther College this fall as an Economics major, with a minor in Biology. She will also be a member of the Duhawk women’s basketball team.

Throughout her high school career, Kennedy has demonstrated leadership in the classroom, being elected as a “campaign manager” for mock elections by her classmates; on the courts and fields of play as a top athlete for the Bulldogs in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, and Softball; through her efforts in FFA; and as Franklin County’s 2015 Beef Queen. Kennedy is the daughter of Terry and Kris Wohlford of rural Geneva.

Rep. Tom Latham

Former Rep. Tom Latham

Former Congressman Tom Latham will make his return to the Franklin County Fair on Saturday, July 18th to present Kennedy with her “Legacy of Leadership” award at a ceremony to be held at the gazebo on the Franklin County Fairgrounds, at 11 a.m.

Applications for the 2016 “Legacy of Leadership” scholarship will be available at the Franklin County Republicans booth inside the commercial exhibit building at the Franklin County Fair, July 15th-July 19th.

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