LaGrange graduate receives scholarship
Published 9:50 pm Friday, July 13, 2018
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
For Blakely Arp, Highland Country Club has been like a second home over the years.
It’s where she learned how to play golf, and she has also made a lot of friendships during her time at the club.
That’s what made a scholarship she received last week so meaningful.
Arp, a LaGrange High graduate who is heading to Point University to play golf, is this year’s recipient of a scholarship given by the Ladies Golf Association of Highland Country Club.
The scholarship is named after Hildred Cammon, a long-time member of the country club.
A banquet in Arp’s honor was
held last week, and members of the Ladies Golf Association, including Cammon, were on hand for the ceremony that was in the Donald Ross Room at the country club.
Arp is the seventh winner of the scholarship that was created in 2010.
“It’s extremely special,” said Arp, who was joined at the scholarship presentation by her parents Jana and Danny Arp. “I’ve been able to compete with some of these women in the club championship here. It means a lot to have them choose me.”
The first scholarship recipient was another former LaGrange High standout, Caitlin Watts.
In the following years the scholarship recipients were Sydnie Cheplick, Jay Marston, Tripp Warren, Courtney Lowery, Claire Alford, and Arp.
Watts enjoyed plenty of success during her time at LaGrange.
As a junior, Arp finished 11th in the state tournament as an individual, and she led LaGrange to a ninth-place finish at state last season.
In November, Arp signed a letter of intent to play golf at Point, and she’ll be a member of the team for the 2018-2019 season.
For the rest of the summer, Arp will be fine-tuning her game in preparation for the fall season.
“I have a few small (tournaments), but other than that just a lot of practice to get ready for college,” Arp