Gazette News Report
XENIA – The Xenia Community Schools Foundation awarded a pair of scholarships during the high school’s recent award assembly.
Mikal Porter received the annual XCSF Scholarship, funded with proceeds from the Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony. A minimum 3.75 GPA is required for consideration for the $3,000 scholarship.
Porter has been active in FFA, Soccer, Renaissance Club and Chemistry Club. He also attended Buckeye Boys State. He plans to attend Wilmington College and major in animal science and chemistry.
The scholarship subcommittee of the XCSF also chose the recipient for the Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship, which is administered through the Foundation. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Andrew Worthington. He has been active in Business Professionals of America, Global Leadership Project, Renaissance, football and track and field. Worthington will attend Sinclair Community College
The foundation also administers and/or handles funding for other scholarships.
The Mary Dickerson Scholarship, named for the former math teacher, was awarded to Alyson Ray. The $1,000 scholarship is given to a graduating senior who plans to attend The Ohio State University. Ray plans to major in physical therapy.
The inaugural Shirley R. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarship was awarded to Jordan Fletcher. The $500 scholarship was established to honor the memory of Shirley R. Ellis. It will be awarded annually to a Xenia High School senior who will attend an institution of higher education and participated in theater or attended theater classes.
The John Meyer II Memorial Scholarship, a $2,000 award, went to Hannah Wright.
Students interested in applying for the XCSF scholarship should follow the scholarship application process adopted by the guidance office at Xenia High School. The Foundation Scholarship Committee reviews the applications, conducts interviews and makes the final selection.
Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.
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