Saline student earns Shriners Scholarship


NATCHITOCHES – The Nakatosh Shrine Club presented Maci Cheatwood of Saline with a scholarship to Northwestern State University.  Cheatwood was recipient of the Honesty and integrity Award from Ashland Masonic Lodge in 2017.


Cheatwood graduated with honors from Saline High School earlier this year and is pursuing a degree in early childhood education.  Her parents are Matt and Marsha Cheatwood of Saline.


“The members of Nakatosh Shrine Club are proud to be able to present this scholarship to Maci and wish her the best while pursuing her degree at NSU,” said Shrine Club members in a statement. “The scholarship will be for eight full semesters at NSU.”


The Nakatosh Shriners Club Scholarship is a four-year award presented to an incoming freshman associated with Robeline Lodge #344, Ajax Lodge, Phoenix #38 and Ashland Lodge #196.  The recipient must maintain a 2.5 or better grade point average.

The Nakatosh Shrine Club presented a scholarship to NSU student Maci Cheatwood of Saline. On the front row from left are Sam Friday, Lennie Shankle, Cheatwood, Doug Pesnell, Mace Morris and Doyle Waddle. On the back row are Jedd Orr, Ronnie Quick and Mark Thomas.