PENDLETON -Kelli McBee, a senior at Pendleton High School, was awarded a $2,500 PEO Scholastic Talent Accomplishment Recognition Scholarship.

McBee, the daughter of John and Debbie McBee, was recommended for the award by Chapter EM of Pendleton.

June Whitten presented McBee with the scholarship during Wednesday's Pendleton High School Donors/Scholarship Reception at the Pendleton Convention Center.

McBee has been accepted to attend Boston College, where she plans to study public relations and business.

The PEO STAR Scholarship is based on academic excellence, leadership, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.

The international philanthropic and educational organization celebrates the advancement of women and is interested in bringing increased opportunities for higher education. For more information, go to

- Tammy Malgesini

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