Graduates receive foundation scholarships


Franklin-Monroe High School graduates received $11,000 in scholarships from the Darke County Foundation. Pictured left to right: Presenter Tim Booher (Darke County Foundation trustee), Nicole Brocious, Amy Besecker, Luke Booher, Brigette Filbrun, Miles Gordon, Ross Thayer, Ting Hao Zheng.

Franklin-Monroe High School graduates received $11,000 in scholarships from the Darke County Foundation. Pictured left to right: Presenter Tim Booher (Darke County Foundation trustee), Nicole Brocious, Amy Besecker, Luke Booher, Brigette Filbrun, Miles Gordon, Ross Thayer, Ting Hao Zheng.


Versailles High School graduates received $26,000 in scholarships from the Darke County Foundation. Front row (left to right): McKayla Hess, Jessica Meyer, Madison Ahrens, Caitlyn Luthman. Row 2: Grace Francis, Colleen Gehret, Morgan Frederick, Courtney Batten, Brooks Blakeley. Row 3: Cole Luthman, Katelyn Knapke, Savannah Toner, Rachel Lyons, Larissa Jones. Top row: Morgan Heitkamp, Austin Pleiman, Jacob Wuebker, Louden Keihl, and Cole Condon.


DARKE COUNTY — The Darke County Foundation will award over $160,000 in scholarships to more than 100 Darke County students during 2019. Recent graduates from Franklin-Monroe High School and Versailles High School are recipients of $37,000 of these funds.

The foundation recognized these Franklin-Monroe students as scholarship recipients at their graduation: Amy Besecker ($1,500), Nicole Brocious ($2,500 renewable), Luke Booher ($750), Brigette Filbrun ($1,500), Miles Gordon ($1,500), Ross Thayer ($1,500), Ting Hao Zheng ($1,500).

The following foundation funds provided scholarships for Franklin-Monroe students this year: Tim Best & Ronnie Kreitzer Fund; Darke County Science and Engineering Fund; Four Shra Nish Fund; Greenville National Bank Fund, John R. and Miriam H. Knick Fund; Road Less Traveled Fund; Lois Snyder Fund.

These Versailles graduates were recognized at their graduation as scholarship recipients: Madison Ahrens ($1,500), Courtney Batten ($2,000), Brooks Blakeley ($1,500), Cole Condon ($1,500), Grace Francis ($500), Morgan Frederick ($1,500), Colleen Gehret ($1,500), Morgan Heitkamp ($1,500), McKayla Hess ($2,500), Larissa Jones ($1,000), Louden Keihl ($500), Katelyn Knapke ($1,000), Caitlyn Luthman ($1,500), Cole Luthman ($1,500), Rachel Lyons ($1,500), Jessica Meyer ($1,500), Austin Pleiman ($500), Savannah Toner ($1,500), and Jacob Wuebker ($1,500).

Foundation funds providing scholarships for Versailles students are the Brian and Regina Delk Fund; John R. and Miriam H. Knick Fund; Norton 4-H Fund; Steven Stucke Fund; Versailles Masonic Lodge Fund; Sarah Whittaker Fund.

The Darke County Foundation receives, manages and distributes charitable gifts for the benefit of the community. For information, call 548-4673 or visit www.darkecountyfoundation.org.

Franklin-Monroe High School graduates received $11,000 in scholarships from the Darke County Foundation. Pictured left to right: Presenter Tim Booher (Darke County Foundation trustee), Nicole Brocious, Amy Besecker, Luke Booher, Brigette Filbrun, Miles Gordon, Ross Thayer, Ting Hao Zheng.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_F-M-2019.jpgFranklin-Monroe High School graduates received $11,000 in scholarships from the Darke County Foundation. Pictured left to right: Presenter Tim Booher (Darke County Foundation trustee), Nicole Brocious, Amy Besecker, Luke Booher, Brigette Filbrun, Miles Gordon, Ross Thayer, Ting Hao Zheng.

Versailles High School graduates received $26,000 in scholarships from the Darke County Foundation. Front row (left to right): McKayla Hess, Jessica Meyer, Madison Ahrens, Caitlyn Luthman. Row 2: Grace Francis, Colleen Gehret, Morgan Frederick, Courtney Batten, Brooks Blakeley. Row 3: Cole Luthman, Katelyn Knapke, Savannah Toner, Rachel Lyons, Larissa Jones. Top row: Morgan Heitkamp, Austin Pleiman, Jacob Wuebker, Louden Keihl, and Cole Condon.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/web1_GDA-Versailles-all-2019.jpgVersailles High School graduates received $26,000 in scholarships from the Darke County Foundation. Front row (left to right): McKayla Hess, Jessica Meyer, Madison Ahrens, Caitlyn Luthman. Row 2: Grace Francis, Colleen Gehret, Morgan Frederick, Courtney Batten, Brooks Blakeley. Row 3: Cole Luthman, Katelyn Knapke, Savannah Toner, Rachel Lyons, Larissa Jones. Top row: Morgan Heitkamp, Austin Pleiman, Jacob Wuebker, Louden Keihl, and Cole Condon.