Sunday, August 27, 2000

Kentucky people you know

Burlington teen is Eagle Scout

        William Eilers, 16, son of Daniel and June Eilers of Burlington, earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement award of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 845, chartered by St. Paul Church in Florence.

        William earned 21 merit badges and made an outside chapel in the woods for the First Church of Christ for his community service project. He is a member of the First Church of Christ and attends Conner High School in the 10th grade.

Student wins Young Scholarship

        Rachel Meier, a graduate of Dixie Heights High School, was one of 25 high school graduates to receive Transylvania University's William T. Young Scholarship. She is the daughter of Robert and Martha Jo Meier of Edgewood.

        She started and implemented the “Warm Fuzzy Project,” a pen-pal link between students at a local elementary school and Dixie Heights High School students, was a Governor's Scholar and National Honor Society member, and has been recognized twice by her high school for academic excellence in accounting.

        The scholarship, awarded on merit, covers tuition and the university's general fee, a value of more than $60,000 over a four-year period.

        Transylvania University is in Lexington.

UK scholarships listed for graduates

        These Northern Kentucky high school graduates have accepted the following academic scholarships from the University of Kentucky:

        Leslie Adkins, daughter of James and Sharon Adkins, Dixie Heights High School, Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship; Colby Cowherd, son of Jeffrey and Barbara Cowherd, Dixie Heights High School, National Merit Finalist Scholarship; Phil Fairbanks, son of Greg and Pam Fairbanks, Beechwood High School, Presidential Scholarship; Jennifer Hammond, daughter of Ron and Mariann Hammond, Notre Dame Academy, Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship; John Keathley III, son of John and Nancy Keathley, Dixie Heights High School, Commonwealth Scholarship; Andrew Lane, son of Wally and Patty Lane, Simon Kenton High School, National Merit Finalist Scholarship; Anna Rothert, daughter of Bob and Rita Rothert, Notre Dame Academy, National Merit Finalist Scholarship; Lauree Scheffel, daughter of Ken and Donna Scheffel, Villa Madonna Academy, Chancellor Scholarship; Katie Speed, the daughter of Rick and Nancy Speed, Notre Dame Academy, Academic Excellence Scholarship; Nicholas Steigelmeyer, the son of Neil and Barbara Steigelmeyer, Covington Latin High School, National Merit Finalist Scholarship; William Tignor, son of William and Sandra Tignor, Dixie Heights High School, Commonwealth Scholarship; Kevin Cooke, son of Bob and Kim Cooke, National Merit Finalist and Elmo B. Firenze scholarships; Rob Hassman, son of Bob and Nancy Hassman, Highlands High School, National Merit Finalist Scholarship; Daniel Imbus, son of Jim and Jenny Imbus, Highlands High School, National Merit Finalist Scholarship; Sherri Schwartz, daughter of Rick and Joan Schwartz, Highlands High School, National Merit Finalist Scholarship; and Sara Schumacher, daughter of Ken and Carolyn Schumacher, Notre Dame Academy, National Merit Finalist Scholarship.

        People You Know appears Sunday in The Kentucky Enquirer. To submit an item, write to People You Know, The Kentucky Enquirer, 226 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017. You can fax items to (606) 578-5565.


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