Foundation awards scholarships

Foundation awards scholarships

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The Newcomerstown Scholarship Foundation in conjunction with the Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools awarded 52 scholarships totaling $239,000 to this year’s high school seniors and graduated students attending a post-secondary institution.

High school seniors were recognized at the Senior Awards Assembly on May 20. Graduate students received notice of their awards the week of June 27.

Seniors received from $3,000-$8,000 for their scholarships, and all graduate students received $4,000. Any graduate of Newcomerstown High School is eligible to apply for scholarships for up to five years as long as they meet the requirements.

The Newcomerstown Scholarship Foundation was started in 1965 by a group of businessmen. It has grown as Newcomerstown citizens have donated and bequeathed money to the foundation. Assets now exceed $4 million. Only the interest accumulated each year from investments is awarded. Since 2008 Newcomerstown graduates have received $1,877,825.

The Senior Awards are based on GPA and information provided in the application. Every student who applies and has been accepted by a post-secondary institution receives a scholarship.

Newcomerstown High School Senior Scholarships were awarded to Tayte Bryan, $7,000; Elena Cadle, $6,000; Vaneshka Castillo, $3,000; Seth Gamble, $7,000; Sarah Garretson, $8,000; Melanie Gibson, $6,000; Caitlin Green, $8,000; Chase Haver, $6,000; Karley Ingle, $7,000; Lexus Johnson, $7,000; Isabella Lallithan, $6,000; Kristopher Lester, $3,000; Alexis Quillen, $4,000; Bryce Rhodes, $5,000; Kaylee Ringer, $6,000; Tyler Watson, $5,000; and Kadon Williams, $6,000.

The following students are currently in various years of post-secondary college and have kept at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify for the $4,000 scholarship award: Emily Burrier, Mia Cadle, Jade Carpenter, William Dakin, Caitlin Durr, Madison Fish, Parker Frye, Hannah Gamble, Kayla Gamble, Dylan Garretson, Amanda Grewell, Braiden Guy, Jade Johnson, Ashley Kenney, Autumn Lahmers, Kobe Lower, Cody Machan, Alaina McCort, Cheyenne McMullen, Roston Miller, Blade Mitchell, Emily Moffett, Haley Moffett, Candace Offman, Sarah Romer, Kaitlyn Sanders, Alexis Shaw, Brian Shurtz, Raegan Smith, Ariana Summers, Samantha Watson, Sarah Watson, Gavin Weaver and Sydni Zufelt.

Awards were sponsored by these family scholarships: Clarence and Mary Watts Scholarship, Helen and Gene Riffle Scholarship, William and Kathy Wentzelberger Scholarship, Marjorie Randles Scholarship, Myron and Heloise Saturski Scholarship, Marian Craig and Lois Zimmer Scholarship, Clyde Barthalow Scholarship, Elmer and Margaret Martin Scholarship, William Folkert Scholarship, Hilda Mayberry Scholarship, Lucy Proctor Scholarship, Sara Grewell Scholarship, Irene Beauregard Scholarship, Vera Smith Scholarship, Bryan and Jordan Casteel Scholarship, and Dr. Leslie S. Harrold Scholarship.