Xenia Community Schools Foundation Announces Scholarships

Lorean Napper is the recipient of the annual scholarship sponsored by the Xenia Community Schools Foundation The Foundation is a nonprofit organization operating in collaboration with and in support of the Xenia Community Schools. In addition to the scholarship, the Foundation awards $25,000.00 a year in classroom grants for special projects. The scholarship is funded with proceeds from the annual Xenia Community Schools Hall of Honor Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

Lorean Napper has been active on the Student Council Executive Board and is a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Team, Chemistry Club, Renaissance and Spanish Club. She has been the student representative to the Xenia Board for Recreation, Arts and Cultural Activities for two years and has participated in the Student Roundtable with the Xenia Schools Administration and Board of Education. Lorean plans to attend Ohio State University and major in Aerospace Engineering. Her parents are Larry Napper and Kathleen Jones-Napper.

The Foundation also administers funds for a number of other scholarships that were announced at the Xenia High School Scholarship Assembly on Thursday, May16, 2019. Those scholarships include:

1. The Dale Louderback City Councilman Scholarship awarded to Catherine Laney. Catherine will be attending Bowling Greene State University, majoring in Accounting. She has been a member of the Academic Team, Yellow Ribbon, Spanish Club and DECA. She lives with her sister Tabetha Moore.

2. Two John E. Meyer II Memorial Scholarships were awarded this year to Alex Dye and Samantha Stewart.
Alex Dye is the son of Paula and Scott Dye. He will attend Wittenberg University. Alex plans to major in Nursing. He has been active in Lacrosse, Soccer, National Honor Society and Chemistry Club.
Samantha Stewart, daughter of Jason and Laura Stewart, has been active in Chemistry Club, Women’s Soccer, Renaissance and National Honor Society. She plans to attend Marietta College and to major in Athletic Training.

3. Two East High Legacy and Social Justice and Inclusion Awards were announced for the first time this year by the East High Cultural and Community Association. The recipients are Samuel Lockwood and Olivia Walker. Recipients of the award must demonstrate outstanding commitment to social justice in the areas of leadership, scholarship and service. Students receiving this award are viewed by the review committee as change agents who have made a tangible impact on the community by promoting equity and inclusion.
Samuel Lockwood will attend Wittenberg University and major in Education. He has been active in Football, Baseball, Student Council, National Honor Society Student Roundtable, Chemistry Club, and Basketball Manager. His parents are Cheri and Shawn Lockwood.
Olivia Walker will attend the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Spanish. She is the daughter of Briget and Dennis Walker and has been active in Spanish Club, Renaissance, GSA, Prom Committee and Chemistry Club.

4. Two Shirley J. Ellis and X*ACT Theater Scholarships were awarded. One went to to Isabel Tettau and the other to Heidi Alex. The scholarships are awarded to honor the memory of Shirley J. Ellis. Recipients must be planning to attend college and have participated in theater or theater classes.

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