The Hoots Memorial Scholarship Program is awarding two scholarships to Adair County High School seniors this year. The Program is setup to honor Gene and Joyce Hoots of Columbia; and, recipients are to be planning on a career in a technical field.
Casey Wall of Columbia is planning on a career in HVAC; and, electrical. His grandfather, Allen (Buddy) Wall, started Wall Heating and Cooling over 30 years ago. Casey’s father and two uncles work for the company. He plans on continuing a career in family business. He is attending Somerset Community and Technical College.
Clayton Janes of Columbia is pursuing a career in Aviation Maintenance. He is a third generation pilot; and, got his license at age 17. Clayton serves on the Columbia Adair County Airport Board. He plans on working for a major airline; and, hopefully start his own maintenance business in our community in the future. He is attending Somerset Community and Technical College.