POMEROY — Scholarships totaling over $400,000 were awarded to Meigs High School graduating seniors during the annual senior awards day assembly ceremony held Wednesday in the high school gymnasium.
The top scholarship money award winner was Emma Perrin, co-valedictorian of the class, who received the Dr. James H. and Nellis Rowley Jewell-Manesseh Cutler Scholarship valued at $100,000. She also received the Maude Sellards Scholarship of $75, the Ohio University Dill-Arnold Cutler Scholarship of $1,890; and the Ohio University Gateway Scholarship of $8,000.
Megan Dyer, co-valedictorian, received an Ohio State University Land Grant Scholarship of $48148. Other scholarships she received were from Buckeye Rural Electric Children of Members Scholarship of $1,000, Chris Eutsey Junior Handler Program Scholarship of $1,000, Linnie Taylor Scholarship of $2,000, Maude Sellers Scholarship of $75, the Rutland High School Alumni Scholarship of $750,and the United Beagle Gundog Federation Family Member Scholarship of $1,000.
Salutatorian Alyssa Cremeans received the Alderson Broaddus Trustee with Distinction Scholarship of $48,999, the Alderson Broaddus Partial Athletic Scholarship of $8,000, the American Legion Post 140 $500, the LaVera Yeauger Memorial Scholarship of $500, the Meigs High School Alumni Scholarship of $500, the Milestone Benefits Scholarship of $750, and the William D. Childs Memorial Scholarship of $500.
Other scholarships awarded went to Autumn Williams, Milestone Benefits Scholarship of $750 and the William D. Childs Memorial Scholarship of $500; Bethany Spaun, Kent State University, $14,000 and McDonald’s Betty Hadler Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; Casi Arnold, Ohio University Dill-Arnold Cutler Scholarship of $1,850; Cassandra Johnson, Milestone Benefits Scholarship $750; Delilah Fish, Ohio University Dill-Arnold Cutler Scholarship, $1,890, Parker Long Scholarship, $500, and Meigs Athletic Booster, laptop.
Dustin Ulbrich, Dennis Boggs, Adam Grim Memorial Scholarship of $500, and the Meigs Athletic Booster Scholarship of $500; Elizabeth Bearhs,the Red Cross Scholarship of $500; Haley English, OVEC Kyger Creek Science Scholarship of $350 and the Dr. Kelly Roush in Action Scholarship for $200; Harley Fox, American Legion Post 140, $500, People’s Bank and Trust Company, $780; Karlie Hall, Louise Morhart Grant Music Scholarship.$1,000, Ohio University Dill-Arnold Cutler Scholarship $1,800, the Ohio University Gateway Scholarship of $1,000 and the Josh Napper Memorial Scholarship of $1,500.
Karen McGuire, Meigs High School Alumni Scholarship, $500;’ Madelyn Thomas, Meigs Alumni Band Scholarship, $300, Meigs Local Teachers Association $30, Ohio University Dill-Arnold Cutler Scholarship, $1,890, Ohio University Gateway Excellence Scholarship, $41,520 and Ohio University Russ Engineering Scholarship, $16,000; Maggie Smith, Holzer Science Award and the MHS Faculty Scholarship, $500; and Matt Casci, Milestone Benefits Scholarship $50.
Robert Dillon, Ohio University Dill-Arnold Cutler Scholarship, $1890; Seth White, Crusin’ Saturday Night Car Show Scholarship, $l, 000; Shawnella Patterson, Linnie Taylor Scholarship, $2,000, Madelyn Thomas, Meigs Alumni Band Scholarship, $300; Meigs High School Alumni Scholarship, $500, Milestone Benefit Scholarship, $750, Ohio University Dill-Arnold Cutler Scholarship, $1,890, Ohio University Gateway Scholarship, $2,000; Rutland High School Alumni Scholarship, $750.
Tess Phelps, Brandi Thomas Memorial Scholarship, $1500, Meigs Athletic Booster Scholarship, $2,000, Muskingum University Horizon Award,$2,000, Muskingum University Scholarship, $54,000, Muskingum University Science Division Scholarship, $4,000, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles Scholarship, $3,000; VFW Stewart Johnson Post 9926 Scholarship, $1,000; Tyler Eblin, Lonnie Taylor Scholarship, $2,000, Meigs Local Teachers Association, $300, and Milestone Benefits Scholarship, $750.
Four Bachtel Scholarships of $2,500 each were awarded by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. They went to Matthew Casci, Alyssa Cremeans, Thaddaeus Ellis, and Madelyn Thomas. In making the presentation Marianne Campbell representing the Foundation talked about the Bachtel scholarship established 10 years ago by Dr. Harry Keig in memory of Forrest Bachtel of Middleport, his longtime teacher, coach and friend.
Numerous certificates and awards, ranging from excellence in classroom work, to recognition for progress and merit, to community service projects were presented by teachers during the assembly program. It was noted that WSAZ Best of the Class awards went to Emma Perrin and Megan Dyer, co-valedictorians. The military was represented by Army Reserve and U. S. Marine officers who recognized new enlistees, Joey Smith, Mercadies George and Chris Jones.
Sara Will and Cliff Kennedy, guidance counselors, joined the teaching staff, in presenting awards. Several of the memorial scholarships were presented by family members while others were given out by representatives of the contributing organization.
The assembly concluded with a humorous slide show of congratulations to the students from their teachers and other school personnel.