The Justin Crites Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 was recently awarded to Greenwood High School senior, Jordan Spencer, by Jeremy Crites and his daughter Brooklyn.

Spencer ranks in the top of the senior class and plans on attending the Oklahoma Baptist University and major in biochemistry and pursue a career in the medical field along with mission work. She is the daughter of Holly and Bret Spencer.

This scholarship was established in memory of Justin Crites in May 2008. Justin graduated from Greenwood High School in 1991 and then received a BA in Political Science from Arkansas Tech University. Justin loved reading, hunting, trout fishing and was a fantastic gourmet cook. He worked for RGA in Fort Smith. Justin had a love for family and life and would love knowing he is helping someone further his or her education through the Justin Crites Memorial Scholarship.

Selection is based on an essay about making a difference in the life of someone else. The recipient is chosen by a committee not related to the Crites family. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact the Greenwood Educational Fund at 996-4141.