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New Scholarship at Parsons High to Honor Alumnus


A new scholarship has been established at Parsons High School in honor of 1969 graduate Gilbert Baker. 


Baker was an artist, designer and activist who designed and created the rainbow Pride flag.  He passed away in 2017 but his flag has become recognized and adopted around the globe.  Retired teacher and former Board member of the Parsons Education Foundation Sherri Spare says classmates were looking for ways to honor the Parsons native.

Spare says that while any Parsons High School student can apply for the scholarship it will be geared toward students who are members of the Open, Ally, Questioning Club or similar organizations at Parsons High. Anyone who’s interested .in donating to the scholarship fund can do so online at the Parsons Area Community Foundation website or by mailing a check to the Foundation at P.O. Box 994 in Parsons, zip code 67357.


The first scholarship is expected to be awarded this May.


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