RUTLAND — The Rutland High School Alumni Association presented five scholarships during the annual alumni banquet.
Scholarship winners were Madison Clayton, Branden Kiper, Emily Graham, Madison Dyer, and Susanna Eckstein.
Clayton, of Roseville, Ohio, is the daughter of Lance and Cassie Clayton. She attended Philo High School in Duncan Falls, Ohio. She plans to attend West Liberty University, majoring in sports medicine. She will also be a member of the volleyball team. Her activities include the National Honor Society, volleyball all-league and all-district team, team captain, 2015 most valuable defensive player of the year, as well as volunteering during the summer months as a coach camp counselor providing volleyball instruction. Her Rutland High School Alumni sponsors are her grandparents, Bob and Jane Barrett Lucas, Class of 1966.
Kiper, of Hardinsburg, Kentucky, is the son of Denny and Catharine Kiper. He attended Breckinridge County High School in Harned, Kentucky. He plans to attend Murray State University, majoring in electromechanical engineering. His activities include member of the National Honor Society as Vice President, Y-Club, football defensive captain, defensive most valuable player, all-state academic, operation zero tutoring program, chorale member singing in competitions. His sponsor is his grandmother, Sandra Tucker Phillips, Class of 1966.
Graham, of Rutland, is the daughter of Erick and Laurie Graham. She attended Meigs High School and plans to attend Marshall University, majoring in business. She plans on owning her own salon with success in the cosmetology field. Her activities include Skills USA co-president, first place in local competition, student of the month, salon intern, archery, track and basketball. Her Rutland High School Alumni sponsor is her grandfather, Warren (Jerry) Black, Class of 1964.
Dyer, of Middleport, is the recipient of the Rutland High School Alumni Association Ancil Cross Scholarship Class of 1964. She is the daughter of William and Kathy Dyer. She attended Meigs High School. Her activities were cheerleading, marching and concert band, honor roll, involved in the 4-H program for several years, as well as volunteering in the community. Madison helped with the RVFD at the Meigs County Fair and the Ox Roast. She plans to attend Ohio University majoring in health sciences administration. She plans to continue her employment at the Wild Horse Cafe and commute to Ohio University. Her sponsor is her grandmother, Maxine Rumfield Dyer, Class of 1950.
Eckstein, of Washington Court House, is the daughter of Steve and Christy Eckstein. She attended Washington High School. Her activities were volleyball as team captain, swim team and lane leader, tennis, marching, concert, and symphonic band as a section leader in all three, 2015 Buckeye Girls State Delegate, 2014 Fayette County Lamb and Wool Queen, 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars semifinalist, chief editor of the high school yearbook, vice president of communication in the DECA program, 4-H member, a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She plans to attend Arizona State University, majoring in digital production, journalism and broadcasting. Her alumni sponsor is her grandmother, Carolyn Miller Gardner, Class of 1952.