The Doug Pierce Memorial Scholarship Committee recently presented a $500 scholarship to Trey McClain of Mayflower.

McClain attends the University of Central Arkansas and is pursuing a pharmacy degree. He is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society as well as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He will be the first in his family to graduate with a college degree.

"Trey exhibits all the traits of faithfulness and diligence," scholarship chair Libby Byrd said. "He is an outstanding young man."

The honoree sings in the choir at Apostolic Church in North Little Rock, where the late Doug Pierce attended church faithfully. The scholarship was created after Pierce’s untimely death in January. Pierce also sang in the choir, served as the church finance director and was known for his ability to recite almost any scripture by memory.