14 area high school graduates earn scholarships

The Piqua Community Foundation awarded scholarships to 14 area high school graduates in the Class of 2022.

Scholarships through The Foundation are made possible by fund donors who value continuing education and wish to give back to the community. Each of the scholarships offered is distinct in its guidelines directed by the donor when the fund was established.

The following students were awarded scholarships through the respective funds detailed below.

The G. William Hartzell Charitable Fund Scholarship ($2,500 renewable)

The G. William Hartzell Charitable Fund makes scholarships to graduating high school seniors enrolling in a four-year program at a college or university.

  • Miiah Albert – Piqua High School
  • Nolan Campbell – Piqua High School
  • Lydia Marcum – Miami East High School
  • Agnes Schmiesing – Lehman Catholic High School

The Robert & Miriam Hartzell Scholarship ($2,500 renewable)

The Robert & Miriam Hartzell Scholarships are made each year to a graduate from each of the following high schools: Lehman Catholic, Miami East, Piqua and Troy.

  • Anna Boezi – Troy High School
  • Meghan Chamberlin– Lehman Catholic High School
  • Paul Hinds – Piqua High School
  • Katie Weddle – Miami East High School

The Patricia L. Recker Memorial Fund Scholarship ($1,000 renewable)

The Patricia L. Recker Memorial Fund makes scholarships to graduating high school seniors enrolling in a two- or four-year program at a college or university.

  • Samuel Gilardi – Lehman Catholic High School
  • Elizabeth Jock – Lehman Catholic High School
  • Jonathan D. Kleinhenz, Jr. – Troy High School

The Forever Code Strong AP Art Scholarship ($1,000 non-renewable)

This scholarship, exclusively for Piqua High School AP art students, was established in memory of Cody Coffman.

  • Kai Drees – Piqua High School
  • Karolina Polakowski – Piqua High School

The Little Kinger Fund Athletic Scholarship ($1,000 non-renewable)

The Little Kinger Fund makes one scholarship available each year, to a young woman graduating from a Miami Valley high school who will be participating in an inter-collegiate level sports program in college.

  • Sophia Fong – Troy High School