First Presbyterian Church, 156 West 6th Street in Russellville, will be having its annual FCA Sunday service on April 29 at 11 a.m.
At this special service the church will award scholarships to local high school seniors who participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
This year’s award recipient from Russellville High School is Lucas Celsor.
He is the son of Mary and Bubba Celsor. He is a member of Second Baptist Church, where he is very active in the Pier 419 Youth Group. While a member of his youth group he was able to participate in Kentucky Changers for two years and plans on attending again this summer in Paducah. He is very active in school where he played football for two years, is a member of many clubs including FCA/First Priority, Pep Club, STEM Club, NHS and DECA and was elected Chaplain for BETA for one year and Band for three years. He is also an Ambassador for the inaugural Ambassador Program at RHS. He plans on attending Murray State University in the fall majoring in Public Relations.
The award recipients from Logan County High School are Brenna and Meg Brown.
Meg and Brenna Brown have played on the high school tennis team since sixth grade. Their first year was at Russellville High and the last five incuding this season at LCHS. Meg and Brenna are a well respected doubles team in and outside of our region. They have won several tournaments and have an excellent chance to make it to state this year as seniors. They are co-captains of the LCHS girls tennis team this year. Meg played four years for the LCHS basketball team and was a co-captain this past year. Meg has received the academic award the past two years for basketball, the Cougar award and MVP award. Meg and Brenna Brown played golf for LCHS their junior year and both received the academic award in that sport win they tied with their grade point averages. They were fortunate to go to Hondurous last year for a mission trip. Both girls say it was a wonderful experience that has helped them grow spiritually. They made many friends there that they still remain in contact with. Both girls visit the nursing home regularly and have made many friends and have learned a lot from their visits and friendships. Brenna and Meg serve as president and vice president of Cougars for Christ. Brenna is LCHS Student Council President and Meg is LCHS class president.
The guest speaker will be Alex Watkins.
He is a 2005 graduate of Russellville High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Western Kentucky University and is currently working on his Master of Arts degree in Religion with a concentration in Worship from Liberty University. Alex has served as the Worship Pastor at New Friendship Baptist Church in Auburn, since January 2011. He and his fiancé, Meghan, will be married in June of this year. Alex participated in FCA all four years of high school, speaking occasionally on a number of topics. Alex was quarterback and kicker for the RHS Panthers during his junior and senior seasons. He played basketball all four years of high school and played tennis for six years for RHS. Alex qualified for the state tennis tournament three consecutive years in doubles, finishing runner-up in the 4th Region all three years. Tennis and football opened the door for him to participate in the events in Fiji and Australia on Team USA in tennis and also Hawaii on the Kentucky Football All-Star team.