The 2013 Virginia Webster Memorial Scholar of the Beautiful Zion M.B. Church has been awarded to Eric Jones. Katherine Collins Hart, scholarship president of Russellville, Ky., made the presentation.
Jones is the third recipient of the Webster Scholarship. He is the son of Gloria Robinson of Helena-West Helena.
This $500 Christian education scholarship was awarded based on Jones' academic performance, his dedicated service and his spiritual leadership in his church and community, and for economic need.
Jones loves singing and playing music for the Lord. He plans to further his skills on the keyboard while seeking a degree in architecture and landscaping at Arkansas State University.
He attributes his spiritual training to his mother and grandmother. Jones believes by studying the Word of God and submitting to Him, He will direct your path. He plans to take this mental outlook with him to college to help keep him well grounded in his faith.
Jones also thanks his pastor, Danny Robinson and the Beautiful Zion Missionary Church members for their contributions to his Christian upbringing.
Family members of the late Virginia Webster in attendance for the scholarship presentation were Adonis Ramon Collins Hart of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Lillie and Willie Turner of Columbia, Miss., Connie McNulty, Charles Pepp and Phyllis Banks of New Orleans, La., Amelia Anderson of Philadelphia, Pa. and LaCandis, Dariha and Samya Webster of Walls, Miss.