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Masonic honors

Local lodge honors educators, students, community leader
The Ennis Masonic Lodge held an awards night Tuesday honoring two Ennis educators, two students and an Ennis luminary.
Students Kala Curry and Lauren Little each received the Mirabeau B. Lamar scholarships, in the amount of $500, and a medallion. Curry said she would be using the scholarship money toward attending Navarro College where she will begin studying to become a paralegal. Little was unable to attend the ceremony due to a conflicting band trip.
Melisa Taylor and Scott Stevens, both Ennis High School educators, were honored with a similar Mirabeau B. Lamar medallion and a gift card to Chili’s for their continued excellence and dedication to teaching. Peers at the high school selected Taylor and Stevens for the award.
“Teachers never get enough recognition and praise for what they do,” said Lodge W.M. Ken Hackney.
According to Lodge Historian Steve Boon, along with being a Mason, Mirabeau Lamar was the second President of the Republic of Texas. While in office, Lamar’s goals were to “rid the land of Indians and set aside land for education.” When the oil boom came to Texas, the state made millions of dollars from the land it had reserved.
Along with the education awards, a Community Builder Award was given to Harriett Adams for her civic mindedness to make Ennis better. Adams is the initiator of, and heart behind, the Lights of Ennis and began the Treats for Troops program in Ennis.
“It’s people like you that make Ennis what it is,” Hackney said of Adams.
Adams traveled from a job in Houston to receive the award.
“I have always held the Masons in the highest regard,” said Adams. “It’s always been a group you admire.”
Boon said the goal of the Masonic Lodge of Texas is to be the most charitable organization in the world, which is, Boon said, the reason behind the awards and scholarships.

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