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  • Camdenton graduates named White Scholars at Drury

  • Laura Spraggins and Trent Ledbetter, both of Camdenton, and graduates of Camdenton High School, were named a Judge Warren L. White Scholar.
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  • Laura Spraggins and Trent Ledbetter, both of Camdenton, and graduates of Camdenton High School, were named a Judge Warren L. White Scholar. 
    The pair was honored along with ten other students during Drury’s opening convocation on Aug. 21. The Judge White scholars are students with the highest grade point average after the completion of their first year at Drury.  The outstanding students receive a stipend and designation as the Judge Warren L. White Scholars. 
    Warren L. White graduated from Drury in 1904. His father and son share his alma mater.  White worked in his father’s law office and eventually opened his own law practice in Springfield. He served as an assistant prosecuting attorney from 1912 to 1916. He was elected for a position as a circuit judge of Greene County in 1924.
    White was elected for six consecutive terms, which totaled 36 years and reflected his widespread respect and admiration.  He was known for his insight, clear sense of justice, a droll sense of humor and a deep understanding of human nature.  He retired in 1960 and died on New Year’s Day, 1964.
    Since 1994, Drury has awarded scholarships named for him to reward the achievement of academic excellence by first year students regardless of race, creed, sex or financial status.

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