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May 16, 2020

HCF scholarships and red cords among highlights for Badin seniors


May is Awards Month at Badin High School, and though the virus pandemic may have put a damper on in-person activities, it didn’t keep BHS seniors from garnering a lot of success.

Sixty-two students were awarded college scholarships from the Hamilton Community Foundation.

“Receiving a scholarship from the Hamilton Community Foundation is quite a feather in a student’s cap,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “The application process is significant and the competition is quite talented across the area. This is a big number for our students and I know they will take advantage of these opportunities.”

In addition, 27 seniors earned the right to wear red cords with their cap-and-gown at graduation. The red cord signifies a student who donated blood at least twice during their high school career. One blood donation has the potential to save at least three lives.

“Donating blood is something that our students are proud to do and take very seriously,” said Mrs. Kay Collins, chair of the Science Department and coordinator of the annual blood donation effort. “We were locked down during the date of this year’s event, but I know our students put a premium on donating. When you’re in high school and you take the opportunity to potentially save lives, that says something.”

Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarship winners:

Five-year renewable scholarship: Zachary Brown

Four-year renewable scholarships: Alex Barger, Avery Buckle, Samantha Caballero, Andrea Clark, Laney Cosgrove, Scott Day, Kevin Fehring, Monica Harris, Hannah Hartman, Makenna Holian, Kaitlyn Hopewell, Kaden Kimbrell, Ellie King, Jada Lucas, Claire MacGowan, Emma Mainwaring, Abby Mallory, Elizabeth Middendorf, Gabrielle Reising, Adam Salek, Emily Sauer, Nathan Schuster, Kevin Spade, Meghan Vidourek, Andrew Wallrodt, Emma Wesner and Kennedy Wissman

One-year scholarships: David Anthony, John Anzalone, Lauren Barnhorn, Avery Buckle, Samantha Caballero, Caroline Castrucci, Zoey Conrad, Laney Cosgrove, Colin Crank, Alex DeLong, Chris Eldridge, Isabel Ely, Jack Feenstra, Marshall Flaig, Emma Fritsch, Brode Gibson, Spencer Giesting, Will Giffen, Ellie Hall, Kelly Havens, Josh Hegemann, Leah Krause, Anna LePere, Jackson Long, Jada Lucas, Claire MacGowan, Elizabeth Middendorf, Sophia Mitrione, Ella Pohlen, Gabrielle Reising, Kaitlyn Robinson, Katie Ropka, Leah Ross, Adam Salek, Emily Sauer, Caitlin Savage, Nathan Schuster, Zach Schuster, Jaelynn Scowden, Adam Sherman, Emari Smiley, Max Smith, Sophie Tischler, Meghan Vidourek, Emma Wesner and Kateri Wielgos

Some students received more than one scholarship, so that Badin students were awarded a total of 84 Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarships with a value of $443,000.

Red cord recipients for blood donation included:

Lauren Barnhorn, Tess Barreto, Colin Crank, Scott Day, Max Fiehrer, Emma Fritsch, Keegan Gormley, Max Hall, Zoe Hargis, Elizabeth Hurst, Ellie Klaiber, Leah Krause, Anna LePere, Claire MacGowan, Andrea Mackenzie, Emma Mainwaring, Abby Mallory, Elizabeth Middendorf, Adam Norris, Shelby Nusbaum, Ella Pohlen, Katie Schuler, Jaelynn Scowden, Zach Switzer, Sophie Tischler, Kennedy Wissman and Brooke Wolterman.

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, or (513) 869-4490

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