The Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge presented a scholarship and named a community builder during special activities Saturday evening at the Lodge Hall on Oak Avenue.
Laura Grant was presented the Lamar Award which includes a scholarship for over $2,000 Saturday night in ceremonies at the Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge. Wayne Davenport presented the scholarship pointing out the academic achievements of Grant, a senior at Sulphur Springs High School. Davenport noted that the award required an application and the recipient was chosen by members of the Lodge. Grant is in the top 10% of her class and a member of the state champion Literary Criticism UIL Academic Team. She will attend Texas A & M University at College Station seeking a degree in medicine.
Joel Tiemeyer, founding pastor of The Way Church, was named Community Building during the Saturday evening event. The Community Builder Award is given to one who is not a member of the Lodge but who had exhibited the ideals of those who are members. Davenport stated that Tiemeyer, Senior Pastor of The Way, organized the church three years after graduating Sulphur Springs High School and then continued his education achieving a doctorate. He has been on 12 mission trips and will travel to Vietnam and China in this summer. Tiemeyer has also been an organizer of several local events with a Christian emphasis and made various community contributions through specific organizations.