Greene County News Report
XENIA — A pair of Greene County students received scholarships during a recent meeting of the Greene County Retired Teachers’ Association.
Emily Witkin of Bellbrook High School and Amber Ankrom of Beavercreek High School each received $1,000 to help with college costs. Witkin will attend Sinclair Community College to begin her journey to become a high school history teacher, while Ankrom will attend Wright State University Honors Program in biological sciences to become a high school biology teacher.
The featured speaker Karl Colon was, executive director of Greene County Libraries, whose topic of “Neighbors” described how he had been the receiver of much neighborly assistance in the communities he has served, including the Greene County area.
He sang an Irish limerick a capella to illustrate his points. He mentioned that Greene County Libraries have many volunteer opportunities for interested people who want to be a good neighbor. Colon also said that the Greene County Dolly Parton Imagination Library Project, which has been supported by United Way, Greene County Memorial Hospital, and Greene County Community Foundation, has attained the largest growth in Ohio in distribution of books to kids 5 and under.
The fall meeting and luncheon of the GCRTA will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at United Memorial Presbyterian Church. All retired Greene County educators are welcome.