Joe Knapp plans on attending Ancilla College this fall and received the $1,000 Kiwanis Ancilla Memorial Scholarship. Knapp plans to pursue a degree in Business. The scholarship was established by Clarence Spuller who had perfect attendance with the Plymouth Kiwanis for 46 years before health problems forced him to become inactive. Spuller was a strong supporter of education and this scholarship was established in his honor.
The Plymouth High School Key Club Scholarship went to Nicole Splix. She will be attending either Purdue University or the University of Notre Dame and plans to pursue a degree in Biology-pre-med. The Key Club is part of the world-wide service organization of Kiwanis International. The organizations raise money for worthy causes, volunteer to help enrich the lives of elderly and youth and give something back to the communities they live in. Splix was an outstanding member of the Plymouth High School Key Club and received a $1,000 scholarship.
The $1,000 Kiwanis Vocational Award was given to Michael Day. Day plans to study Auto/Diesel/Agriculture Technology at the University of Northwestern. The scholarship was named in honor of Merle Storombeck who was a 1918 Plymouth High School graduate and was named a Plymouth High School Distinguished Alumni in 1987,
The Kiwanis Gambrel Memorial Speech Team Award was given to Michaila Nate. Nate plans to attend Indiana University or DePauw University in the fall for a degree in Political Science/Broadcast Journalism. This $1,000 scholarship was named in honor of Troy Gambrel who was an active and dedicated student member of the Plymouth High School Speech Team. Troy tragically lost his life in a car accident on his way to a speech contest. The scholarship is awarded each year to further the education of an outstanding speech team member.
In Argos, Kurtis Zechiel was named the winner of the $1,000 Charles Bradley Memorial Scholarship. Zechiel plans to attend Purdue University in the fall for a degree in Aviation. The Charles Bradley Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Charlie Bradley of Argos who passed away in 2009. Charlie was a long time member of Kiwanis and heavily involved in 4-H. He was also a retired Purdue Extension agent. The scholarship was created for Argos students who are active in 4-H and seeking a degree from Purdue.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and once community at a time. The Plymouth Kiwanis meet each Tuesday at noon at Chirsito’s Banquet Center in Plymouth and interested new members are always welcome. For more information contact Tom Sibal at 935-8442.
Pictured: Row one: Joe Knapp. Michalia Nate. Jeannette Teall(Kiwanis President). Nicole Splix. Michael Day.