Diversified Community Outreach (DCO) presented a $500 scholarship to 2012 Smith-Cotton High School graduate Orry Rau, 18, during a meeting of the DCO at True-Vine Church of God in Christ, 600 North Moniteau, on Tuesday, June 12.
He is the son of Shelly Williams and Andy Williams, Sedalia; and John Rau of Auxvasse. Rau is planning to be a journalism major at MU-Columbia this fall.
His essay “What I Can Do to Help” illustrated a working knowledge of finance and responsibility, according to Rhonda Chalfant, DCO Scholarship Committee. Rau was 40th in his graduating senior class of 246, she noted. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.