Class of 2018 - Local Scholarship Awards

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Union City Junior-Senior High School held its Commencement Saturday afternoon, June 2nd, in the high school gymnasium. The class of 2018 graduated sixty-four students.

Scholarships, grants, military education benefits, etc. amounted to a total of $1,156,426 to further the education of the applicable graduates. This included $141,976 from one hundred local scholarships. The following graduates received scholarships at the Senior Reception on Thursday, May 31st.

Nalaina Whitesel is the valedictorian of Union City High School Class of 2018. She received the Perry Valedictorian Award and the Martha Goodman Scholarship. She plans to attend Indiana University East and major in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

Justiss Cantu is the salutatorian of Union City High School Class of 2018. She received the Lady Indian Basketball, Thomas E. Leahey Leadership Award by Student Council, and the Clyde & Sarah Alice Wise Scholarships. She plans to attend Indiana University and major in Political Science/Pre-Law.

Haley Addington received the VFW – Ladies Auxiliary, and the Class of 1970 Scholarships. She will be attending Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond.

Paul Bailey Jr. received the Randy Players, Class of 1983, Wanda Mann, and John D. Wilson Scholarships. He plans to attend Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Maci Beam received the Class of 1960 Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending Indiana University East.

James (Wes) Botkin received the Norman “Red” Young Memorial, PTO, Mark Welch Memorial, Delta Theta Tau-Lambda Chapter, Russell & Dorothy Webb Memorial, and Randolph County Ag Days Scholarships. He will be attending Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond.

Kelsie Burton received the FFA Alumni, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Harry & June Loy, and American Legion Scholarships. She plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie.

Emily Cline received the New Lisbon Christian Church, PTO, Melissa D. “Missy” Lee Memorial, Wanda Mann, UC Athletic Boosters, and Randolph Eastern Classroom Teachers Association Memorial Scholarships. She will be attending Anderson University.

Keaton Collins received the Class of 1983, Alumni, and the David L. & Carol F. Young Character Scholarship Award. He plans to attend Ball State University.

Cody Crawford received the Steve Hinshaw Humanitarian Award and Class of 1983 Scholarships. He will be attending Texas A & M University on an Army ROTC Scholarship and upon graduation will enter the U.S. Army.

Kahlee Dowler received the Lady Indian Basketball, PTO, Alumni, Lawrence Family, UC Athletic Boosters, St. Vincent Randolph Hospital Auxiliary, and Claudia Wise Scholarships. She plans to attend Indiana University East.

Kyle Fenton received the Class of 1983, Kellie Stephen & Dave Furby Memorial, and John D. Wilson Scholarships. He will be attending Indiana University East.

Macy Gray received the Harry & June Loy Scholarship. She plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College.

DaKota Hanaway received the VFW - Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship. He will be enlisting in the National Guard and then attending college.

Max Harris received the Ward Township Fireman’s Auxiliary Scholarship. He plans to attend Indiana University East.

Chase Jefferis received Carl C. Keller & Virginia Whitman Keller and Kathy Harshman Leverenz Scholarships. He will be attending Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Connor Kerns received the Lady Indian Basketball, Class of 1983, Lawrence Family, Tri Kappa, James Moorman, and Edith Winn Scholarships. He plans to attend Purdue University.

Ellie Kerns received the Lady Indian Basketball, Sigma Phi Gamma, PTO, Class of 1983, Lawrence Family, Jason Rickert Memorial, UC Athletic Boosters, and Tri Kappa - Margaret Turner Memorial Scholarships. She will be attending Purdue University after enlisting and completing training with the National Guard.

Gabriel Loesch received the Lawrence Family, UC Athletic Boosters, Bill & Mary Lou Fulk Memorial, and Trinity Lutheran Church Scholarships. He plans to attend Ball State University.

Cassandra Martin received the Alumni, Duane E. & Ruby M. Wickersham Memorial, and Lykins Family Foundation Entrepreneur Scholarships. She will be attending Ball State University.

Christian Mills received the Alumni, Lawrence Family, Rotary Club Citizenship Award, and John D. Wilson Scholarships. He plans to attend Indiana University East.

Rawlin Mills received the Tony Puccini Memorial and Class of 1983 Scholarships. He will be attending Purdue University while continuing his service with the Indiana National Guard.

Mackenzie Neeley received the Alumni – Gertrude Brady Memorial, Dellarose Sickels, John D. Wilson, and Trinity Lutheran Church Scholarships. She plans to attend Ball State University.

Kyler Purdin received the Gene & Roberta Bennett, and Randolph Eastern Classroom Teachers Association Memorial Scholarships. He will be attending Indiana University East.

Trevor Spence received the Class of 1983, Lawrence Family, Stephen Family, Doris Mendenhall Memorial, Boston Store – Rotary, and John D. Wilson Scholarships. He will be attending Ball State University.

Audrey Sullenbarger received the Delta Theta Tau – Myrtle M. Adelsperger Memorial Scholarship. She plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana.

Trevor Thompson received the National Honor Society Member, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Lawrence Family, UC Athletic Boosters, and Gloria Godfrey-Larry Wasson Scholarships. He will be attending the University of Southern Illinois.

Dawson Thornburg received the Alumni, and St. Vincent Randolph Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships. He plans to attend Ball State University.

James (Cameron) Vincent received the National Honor Society Make a Difference, PTO, Class of 1970, VFW – Ron Moore Memorial, and John D. Wilson Scholarships. He will be attending Ball State University.

Breann Ward received the Alumni – Dellarose Sickels Memorial Scholarship. She is attending Indiana University East.

Haley Whitesel received the Chet Mock Memorial, and the Adelsperger Family Endowment Scholarships. She plans to attend Ball State University.
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