Scholarships awarded by Rutland alumni

By Lorna Hart -

Kassidy Wright

Kassidy Wright

Rachel Martin

Dylan Haynes

RUTLAND — The Rutland High School alumni recently awarded three scholarship during their banquet Memorial Day weekend at their former high school gym, now the Rutland Civic Center.

Rutland High School was among the individual schools that closed when area schools merged and became part of the Meigs Local School District, but through their alumni association, this group of former Rutland students have preserved their history through annual banquets and scholarships.

This group meets in the building that housed their high school gymnasium, a building that has been preserved and converted into a community civic center.

The Scholarship Committee Chairman, Alberta Snowden Montgomery, Class of 1955, presented the scholarships in the amount of $750 each to grandchildren of RHS alumni.

Dylan Haynes, of Middleport, is an Eastern High School graduate who plans to attend Shawnee State University in the fall. She plans to major in a pre-medical course of study and is the daughter of Matthew Haynes and Tiffany Hoffman. Her sponsor for the RHS Alumni Scholarship is her grandfather, Larry Haynes, Class of 1964.

Margaret Smith Edwards, Class of 1961, was the sponsor of her granddaughter, Rachel Martin, of Red House, W.Va., who was awarded the RHS Alumni Association Ancil Cross Scholarship. Martin attended Buffalo High School in West Virginia and plans to attend Ohio University, majoring in environmental studies through the Honors Tutorial College. She is the daughter of Jerry and Laura Mart, also of West Virginia.

Oak Hill High School graduate Kassidy Wright, of Oak Hill, received the RHS Alumni Association Scholarship. Her sponsor was her grandfather, Ben Slawter, Class of 1964. Wright plans to attend Ohio University and will be majoring in education-integrated mathematics this fall. She is the daughter of Jason and Kristen Wright.

Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.

Kassidy Wright Wright

Rachel Martin Martin

Dylan Haynes Haynes

By Lorna Hart