Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 18, 2020

St. John’s Lutheran Church scholarships

St. John’s Lutheran Church awarded scholarships to 34 students totaling $26,256. The scholarships are the result of gifts from members who want to encourage and support students in their post-secondary education. The scholarships are part of the St. John’s Benevolent Foundation, which started in 1974.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

The Thomas E. Gilbert and Viola H. Bailey Scholarship: Mallory Braun, Mary Kaufman, Brenna McCormick, Nina Sachse, Sydney Sims

The Dorothy Click Fesperman Scholarship: Claire Allen, Gemma Brown, Tessa Brown, Abby Buechler, Archie Dees, David Derrick, Spencer Everhart, Grace Faller, Elizabeth Graber, Julie Kenny, Callie Kirchin, Rebecca Lewis, Sam McNeely, Emma Myers, Carsyn Parrott, Cali Proper, Thomas Robins, Emma Ryerson, Bethany Stauffer, Caylynn Westberg

The Scott Rierson Memorial Scholarship: Claire Allen, Spencer Everhart, Callie Kirchin, Scott McNeely, Nina Sachse, Sydney Sims, Bethany Stauffer

The Emily May Brown Memorial Scholarship: Lillian Huebner, Juan Salazar, Dulce Torres

The Bruce Alden Ketner Jr. Scholarship: Luke Brady, Mallory Braun, Lillian Huebner, Mary Kaufman, Julian Morgan, Hans Roemer

The Margaret Cline and Ernest Crawford Safrit Sr. Scholarship: Victoria Plyler, Skyler Smith, Katherine Sullivan

The Hugh B. and Lena B. Lyerly Scholarship: Victoria Plyler, Skyler Smith, Katherine Sullivan

College honors

Payton Holt, of Mt. Ulla, was awarded the Emory and Henry College Athletic Department’s Female Newcomer of the Year award.

Landon Ketchie, of Salisbury, was one of 169 Piedmont student athletes named to the USA South Atlantic Conference Academic All-Conference team.

About Carl Blankenship

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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