BELLVILLE -- The Clear Fork Valley Foundation held its 26th annual scholarship dinner at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Bellville on Monday evening, May 21.
Over 150 students, family, friends, educators, and scholarship endowment families joined donors and other members of the community to celebrate the accomplishments of 19 Clear Fork High School seniors.
Scholarships presented to these students totaled $18,000. The endowed scholarship awards were made to seniors with outstanding academic credentials who met specific requirements established by endowers.
The Clear Fork Valley Foundation also used this opportunity to celebrate its 26th anniversary. The Clear Fork Valley Foundation has continued to grow throughout the years due to the generosity of the Clear Fork community. The foundation continues today, as it has in the past, due to the hard work of an all-volunteer board of trustees.
Over 98 percent of the income from the foundation’s funds are used to provide scholarships. The sole purpose of the 501c3 nonprofit is to help provide educational opportunities for Clear Fork Valley students and teachers. Additional information about the organization, including how to donate, can be found at www.cfvf.org.
Scholarships and recipients:
- Lois J. Andrea Scholarship – McKenna Milks
- John and Elizabeth Bellan Humanitarian Scholarship – Lydia Fry
- Bellville Lions Club Scholarship – Erika Robinson
- Steven John Bryant Scholarship – Celsey Caudill
- Kathie Joy Carr Life Sciences Scholarship - Jacob Bailey
- Butler Lions Club Arthur Hathaway Memorial Scholarship - Alyson Wend
- Clifford Clogg Memorial Scholarship in Math – Brianne Worner
- Terry Gordon Memorial Scholarship in History - Cassandra Vaughn
- Doris E. Horn Scholarship in Music – Abrielle Klaus
- Harold E. McCuen Arts & Humanitarian Scholarship - Emily Conrad
- Ruth B. Niss Scholarship for the Arts – Alexander McKinley
- Pentz Family Memorial Scholarship – Hannah Dion
- Richland Bank Business Scholarship - Hayley Brown
- D. D. Rummel Memorial Scholarship – Tanner Winnand
- Steven Dean Smith Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science – Paige Walker
- G. F. Stoodt Family Scholarship in Math - Brooke Hursh
- Carolyn B. Studenmund Memorial Scholarship – Isaac Bailey
- Williams Family Altruistic Scholarship – Morgan Klenk
- McClelland Family Scholarship - Diego Cerron Portales