A 2018 St. James High School graduate received a prestigious scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Juliet Mattingly, daughter of Kelly and Amos King and grandaughter of Kathy and Corky Stack, was awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship. The scholarship was award to Mattingly at a Chapter MW luncheon.
Mattingly was recommended for the scholarship, totalling $2500, by Chapter MW, P.E.O of Rolla.  
She has been accpeted into and will attended Benedictine Collge in Atchinson Kansas, where she plans to double major in Chemistry and Theology this coming fall.
Candidates for the P.E.O. STAR scholarship are judged on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities and community service, as well as academics and potential for future success. The scholarship program is open to young women who are graduating high school at the time of application. These students are recommended by a P.E.O. chapter.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded on January 21 in 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College. The organization is an international philanthropic and educational institution which promotes increased educational opportunities for women.
Since it’s founding, the organization has provided over $304 million in financial assistance to more than 102,000 recipients. It also owns Cottey College, in Nevada, Missouri.