15 area high school graduates earn scholarships

The Piqua Community Foundation awarded scholarships to 15 area high school graduates in the Class of 2021.

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.

William Hartzell 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.

  • Cassie Arnett – Piqua High School
  • Lucy Behr – Lehman Catholic High School
  • Grace Clark – Piqua High School
  • Noelle Dexter – Lehman Catholic High School
  • Alex Keller – Lehman Catholic High School
  • Melanna Langston – Piqua High School

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

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

  • Emma Kennedy – Lehman Catholic High School
  • Sophia Markley – Miami East High School
  • Andrea Marrs – Piqua High School
  • Sadie Schaeffer – Troy High School

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

The Patricia L. Recker Scholarship fund awards a renewable scholarship each year to a graduate of Piqua High School or Lehman Catholic High School who is going on to attend an institution of higher learning.

  • Jonathan VanSkiver – Lehman Catholic High School
  • Emma Westerheide – Lehman Catholic High School

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.

  • Nichole Leigh Delacruz – Piqua High School
  • Andrew C. Hobbs – Piqua High School

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

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

  • Olivia Daugherty – Bradford High School

To learn more about The Foundation’s scholarship programs and the funds that make them possible, visit piquacommunityfoundation.org/scholarships.