Locals awarded educational excellence grants


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Don Branson, SOACDF executive director, is pictured with the Highland County winners of the 2016-17 Educational Excellence Competitive Grant.


The Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation Board of Trustees met recently at the Endeavour Center at the OSU South Centers in Piketon to recognize the recipients of the 2016-17 Educational Excellence Competitive Grant.

The Educational Excellence Grant is a one-time grant of up to $7,500 toward tuition, on campus housing, lab fees and books to be used at an accredited institution. Applicants were scored by a committee on a combination of written essays and personal interviews.

Recipients of the 2016-17 Educational Excellence Grants are Katie McFarland, Adams County; Ashley Zwick, Noble County; Shelby Loebker, Brown County; Emma Uible, Clermont County; Miranda Poklar, Brown County; Cheryl Crawford, Lawrence County; Kelli Burwinkel, Highland County; Kylie Douglas, Highland County; Courtney Cummings, Highland County; Heather Cox, Highland County; Monica Pennewitt, Clinton County; Ellie Bostic, Gallia County; Natalie Miller, Fayette County; Ronald Loebker, Brown County; Jacob Winters, Gallia County; Mikayla Hamilton, Clermont County; Megan Williams, Brown County; Tobin Anderson, Fayette County; and Noah Wickerham, Adams County; Abigail Fuhrmann, Scioto County; Meggie O’Hara, Brown County; and Jessica Wright, Adams County.

Applications for the 2017-18 Educational Excellence Competitive Grant will be available at the SOACDF office or Farm Service Agencies in Southern Ohio in late October. For more details, visit us at www.soacdf.net.

Submitted by Samantha Black, Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation.

Don Branson, SOACDF executive director, is pictured with the Highland County winners of the 2016-17 Educational Excellence Competitive Grant.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Excellence-pic.jpgDon Branson, SOACDF executive director, is pictured with the Highland County winners of the 2016-17 Educational Excellence Competitive Grant.

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