The African American Club of Hernando County held its 19th annual scholarship awards banquet at Silverthorn Country Club in May. The African American Club has awarded scholarships to deserving African American students in Hernando County to help ease the financial burden of higher education. Scholarship funds were raised throughout the year with various fundraisers. This year's recipients were: Terrance Hudson, Central High School; Sierra Walsh, Hernando High School; Ciera Teague, Nature Coast Technical High School; and Payton Booker, F.W. Springstead High School.