Liz Jahnes, daughter of Pastor Ann and Bob Jahnes, and Sydney Alexander, granddaughter of Marianne Edwards, have been awarded educational funding from P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization).
PEO is a U.S. based international organization of 6,000 chapters with 230,000 members whose mission is to promote educational opportunities for female students worldwide. It offers scholarships, awards, grants and very low-interest loans as it motivates women to achieve their highest aspirations. A PEO Chapter CB is based in Southport, NC, and six of its members are members of Southport Presbyterian Church. Jahnes, who is enrolled at Duke University School of Nursing in the Accelerated Bachelors of Nursing Program, will receive her BSN in May, 2021. Alexander attends Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, and will receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in September, 2022.