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Three Rivers College student, Jessica Laughlin of Van Buren has been awarded the Grassham Family Memorial Scholarship. Laughlin, a 2021 graduate of Van Buren High School, is studying Early Childhood Development. She is the daughter of Kathy and Jess Laughlin of Van Buren.

The scholarship fund was established by the Grassham Family through the Three Rivers Endowment Trust in honor of Randy Grassham and his father, James Grassham, both from Van Buren. James served on the Three Rivers College Board of Trustees beginning in 1982, until his passing in 2009. Then his son, Randy, was appointed to fill the term, which he did until his passing in 2018. With 36 years combined, the Grasshams were part of many changes and improvements over the years. The scholarship was created to help carry on the family legacy of service to Three Rivers College for years to come.

For more information about contributing to or establishing scholarships at Three Rivers College, contact Michelle Reynolds at 573-840-9077 or

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