Baileigh Rhoads received a $2,500 scholarship from the Martin family, which is renewable for three more years if her GPA is at least 2.75 and she is a full-time student.
Rhoads is a graduate of the Global Impact STEM Academy (GISA) and Clark State College, and will attend college in West Virginia. She started a road cleanup on rural roads, did livestock preservation education in her schools, was queen of the Ohio State Landrace Fair, is active in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4 -H, and played sports at Northeastern High School, including swimming, golf, and cross-country.
Luke Glaze and Haley Money each received a $2,000 Charles Fox Scholarship, renewable for three more years if their GPA is at least 3.0 and they are full-time students.
Glaze, who graduated from GISA and Clark State, will attend Ohio State University. He is an Eagle Scout, an instructor at Boy Scout Camp, a volunteer with Clark County Parks Trail Maintenance, has donated food for Enon Emergency Relief and has played sports in Greenon including golf, cross-country country and electronic sports.
Money graduated from Springfield High School and the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center (CTC) with a veterinary technology certification and will attend Ohio State University. She is a Champion City Scholar, has participated in the Upward Bound Program, Student Government, National Honor and Tech Honors Societies, Drama Club, Springfield Arts Council Ambassador, Springfield Civic Theatres, signs at the church (American Sign Language) and at the running track.
The three students were selected from 37 countywide applicants as new scholarship recipients, in addition to the 10 ongoing scholarships already awarded to students.
The Rotary club also awarded two scholarships to two other qualified students from Clark State to further the club’s ongoing mission to help residents with special needs.
The special needs recipients for the 2021-22 academic year include Evan Martin and Kelli Reese, who both received a $1,000 scholarship, in which they can reapply for a second year.
Martin, who has completed his first year, is studying computer-aided design technology. He was a member of the CTC’s National Honor Society, studied engineering and architectural design, and earned a second-degree black belt in martial arts.
Reese, who graduated as a registered nurse, recently became a single mother and wants to show her daughters what a determined woman can accomplish.
Those interested in pursuing future awards can contact their school counselor or nominations counselor.
For more information, contact Bartos at 937-399-3839 or [email protected]