On June 5, Lodi Lodge No. 256, Free and Accepted Masons, awarded the 2014 Henry and Karen Hansen Memorial Scholarship to Katie Roper, of Lodi. Roper has been active in Jobs’s Daughters, where she held a number of offices including Honor Queen.
After attending Delta Community College in Stockton, she enrolled in California State University, Chico and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English studies with a minor in creative writing. Roper has submitted her application for acceptance into Chico’s English graduate program, where she will be involved in the creative writing pattern with a focus on fiction writing.
From left are: Shawnnette Roper, John Herrick, master of the Lodi Lodge; Logan Roper, Mick Sinclair, chairman of the Hanson Award Committee; and Lloyd Roper. The Roper family accepted the award on behalf of Katie Roper, who was unable to attend.
Her goal is to teach creative writing at the junior college level. The $1,000 scholarship award will be used to defray the cost of the graduate program. Roper is the daughter of Shawnnette and Lloyd Roper, of Lodi.
— Source: Dan Moellenberndt