Clear Fork Valley Foundation awards area students

Students receive their awards at the Clear Fork Valley Foundation recipient dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bellville

The Clear Fork Valley Foundation recently announced its senior scholarship and middle school leadership awards for 2015.

Recipients were recognized at a dinner at St. Paul Lutheran Church in front of 145 community members.

The award funds totaled more than $14,000. Amounts varied but no student received less than $500.

Angie Wells PE, a 1989 Clear Fork graduate, spoke to students about her college experience and encouraged them to pursue their goals. Angie is the vice president of the GDP Corporation, an architectural-engineering firm located in Akron, Ohio.

The non-profit Clear Fork Valley Foundation was founded in 1993 with the explicit mission of providing monetary scholarship aid to Clear Fork students and educators pursuing further educational opportunities. The endowed scholarships are awarded to students who meet the varied requirements of the specific scholarship sponsors.

Additional information about the foundation can be obtained through their website Those interested can also call Chip Green at 419-564-2558 or Gary Swiatek 419-886-4926. The Clear Fork Foundation welcomes donations of any amount.

This years award recipients are as follow:

Lois Andrea Memorial Award

Drew Kinzel recieved $500

John and Elizabeth Bellan Humanitarian Scholarship

Susan Beveridge recieved $500

Bellville Lions

Callie Fry recieved $500

Steven John Bryant Memorial Scholarship

Stuart Brinkus recieved $500

Butler Lions Arthur Hathaway Memorial Scholarship

Cheyenne Smith-Raines recieved $500

Kathy Joy Carr Life Sciences Memorial Scholarship

Kaylee Gates recieved $500

Clifford Clogg Memorial Scholarship in Math

Aaron Dubler recieved $500

Terry Gordon Memorial Scholarship in History

Susan Beveridge recieved $500

Doris E. Horn Memorial Schloarship in Music

Audra Delaney recieved $500

Harold E. McCuen Arts and Humanitarian Scholarship

Hannah Blor recieved $1000

Ruth B. Niss Scholarship for the Arts

Maria Marzarotto recieved $1000

Pentz Family Memorial Scholarship

Courtney Snell recieved $1000

Richland Bank Business Scholarship

Miles (Alex) Oden recieved $500

D.D. Rummel Memorial Scholarship

Ellyse Shafer recieved $1000

Seven Dean Smith Scholarship in Agriculutural Science

Samantha Wander recieved $1000

G.F. Stoodt Family Scholarship in Math

David McKinley recieved $1000

Carolynn Studenmund Memorial Scholarship

Madeline VanOrman recieved $500

Clear Fork Valley Foundation Merit Scholarships

Each recieved $500

Madison Boehm

Mahala Brown

Jayme Hambleton

Kenny McCartney

Madelyne McDonald

Elizabeth Staab

Tyle Theaker