DARKE COUNTY – The Light Foundation awarded scholarships to four Darke County students.
Keenan Fraylick, Molly Hunt, Kara Langenkamp and Madison Stachler each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Light Foundation, a nonprofit formed by Greenville native and three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Light. Fraylick is a Tippecanoe graduate, Hunt is a Greenville graduate, Langenkamp is a Versailles graduate, and Stachler is a Mississinawa Valley graduate.
“It was just another great year,” Light, a former offensive tackle for the New England Patriots, said. “We had a lot of applicants. We had some that we called a rising star and the others that are very deserving of the scholarship. It’s just something that we love to do, and it gives us a hook into the community in terms of helping some of these kids that are going to go on and further their education. For us to be able to impact them just a little bit, it’s not much money but overall I think every dollar helps, especially today.”
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, each student had to fill out an application and answer an essay prompt.
In this year’s essay, applicants had to write about the habits of success in Sean Covey’s book “The 7 Habits from Highly Effective Teens.” In the second part of the essay they had to write about the skills in Peter Econo’s article “Top 10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed.”
For more information on the Light Foundation and its scholarship program, visit the foundation’s website at mattlight72.com.
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