Post P of the Travelers Protective Association of America recently presented its annual scholarship to Karissa Smith, a 2022 graduate of Gaston Christian School.
Karissa was chosen to receive the $500 scholarship for her academic achievement, outstanding character, community service involvement, and exemplification of the three cardinal virtues of TPA – TRUTH, PATRIOTISM, AND ALTRUISM. She will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Travelers Protective Association of America promotes safety, with a special focus on child safety, and is widely known for its “WATCH THAT CHILD” and “MAKE SAFETY FIRST and MAKE IT LAST” ongoing campaigns as well as for its C.H.A.D. (Children Have an Identity) project. The stickers provide child identification and are used on car seats, bookbags, bike helmets, skateboards, etc. TPA is also a leader in providing a wide range of community services both locally and nationally.
Additionally, Post P helps fund the Association’s national fund for the hearing impaired. The Scholarship Trust awarded $62,375 to 89 recipients during the 2021 grant period.
TPA is a 132-year-old fraternal, benefits organization that continues to grow both locally and nationally in its membership and its many services. For more information on the Travelers Protective Association/Post P, membership, safety projects, etc., contact David Payseur, Secretary, at 704/865-3005.
Pictured L to R: David Payseur, Karissa Smith, Shelley Smith, and Linda Payseur.