Clay School Legacy Fund honors 18 from ‘17 class


The Clay School Legacy Scholarship Fund awarded their annual scholarships recently at Clay High School for the Clay Class of 2017. The Clay School Legacy Fund is a joint venture between the Clay Alumni Association and the Clay Local Schools.

Eighteen $1,000 scholarships were awarded this year to members of the Clay Class of 2017. Scholarships were awarded to the following students listed below:

Allyson Freeman, the daughter of Matthew and Donna Freeman, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored by Doris Holt McCain in memory of her husband, George Alfred McCain, Clay Class of 1944, and her son Terence Allen McCain, Clay Class of 1966. Doris McCain’s daughter, Cheryl McCain Mason, is a co-sponsor of this scholarship. Allyson will attend Shawnee State. She will pursue a degree in Nursing.

Ethan Michael Newton, the son of Chris Newton and Melinda Keaton, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored in memory of Michael Powell, Clay Class of 1965 by his father, Bill Powell, his wife, Linda Powell, and daughters Cindy Powell Gearheart and Mindy Powell Keaton and friends. Ethan will attend Northern Kentucky University. He will pursue a degree in Secondary Education.

Grant Hempill, the son of Tony and Stacy Hempill, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored in memory of James R. Goad, Clay Class of 1966, by James’ brother David Goad and his wife Kimberly and by James’ daughter Carissa and her husband Jerome McConkey. Grant will attend Shawnee State University. He will pursue a degree in Plastics Engineering.

Lynlee Wells, the daughter of Kevin and Candice Wells, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hunt in memory of Marianne Hunt Rose and Mr. Craig Rose, both of the Clay Class of 1958, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Hunt. Lynlee will attend Shawnee State University. She will pursue a degree in Accounting and Business Management.

Christina Harries, the daughter of Steven and Diane Harries, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored in memory of John E. Reinhardt and Catherine Reinhardt Buckle by their sister, Phyllis Reinhardt Miller. Christine will attend Shawnee State University. She will pursue a degree in Sociology.

Brody Riffe, the son of Gary Riffe and Annie Goodday, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored by Phyllis Cox Johnson in memory of her beloved sister, Blanche Cox Marsh. Brody will attend Shawnee State University. He is undecided on his major course of study.

Hayleigh Barney, the daughter of Matt and Jody Barney, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored by Southern Ohio Medical Center. Hayleigh will attend Shawnee State University. She will pursue a degree in Pre-Med.

Cole Gilliland, the son of Craig and Melanie Gilliland is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored by the Glockner Family Foundation. Cole will attend Kentucky Christian University. He will pursue a degree in Plastics Engineering or Business.

Ava McCleese, the daughter of Chris and April McCleese, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored by Mary Gerdts in honor of Donna and David Leonard. Ava will attend Ohio State University. She will pursue a degree in Engineering Physics.

Alaina Stowers, the daughter of Ryan Stowers and Susan Runyon, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship being sponsored by the Clay Class of 1966 in honor of the Clay Class of 1966, and in memory of their deceased classmates. Alaina will attend Northern Kentucky University. She will pursue a degree in Political Science.

Cameron King, the son of Arnold and Brenda King, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship sponsored by the Clay Class of 1956 in honor of the Clay Class of 1956 and in memory of their deceased classmates. Cameron will attend Shawnee State University. He is undecided on his major course of study.

Ryan Penn, the son of Chris and Lori Penn, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship sponsored by the Clay School Legacy Scholarship Fund. Ryan will attend Lee Campus of Florida Southwestern State College. He will pursue a degree in Finance, Marketing and Business.

Akyah Downey, the daughter of Mark and Debbie Mershon, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship sponsored by the Clay School Legacy Scholarship Fund. Akyah has not decided on the college she will attend or the course of study she will pursue.

Taylor Pack, the son of James Pack and Candy Schmidt, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship sponsored by the Clay School Legacy Scholarship Fund. Taylor will attend Shawnee State University. He will pursue a degree in Engineering

BreAnna Donahoe, the daughter of Scott and Bobbie Donahoe, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship sponsored by the Clay School Legacy Scholarship Fund. BreAnna will attend Shawnee State University. She will pursue a degree in Adult Mathematics Education.

Angel Lindamood, the daughter of Jamie Lindamood, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Scholarship sponsored by the Clay School Legacy Scholarship Fund. Angel will attend Shawnee State University. She will pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy.

Nate Hinze, the son of Todd and Carol Hinze, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Fund Scholarship being sponsored by Donnie and Mary Whitley in memory of their son, Bryan Christopher Whitley, Clay Class of 1992. Nate will attend Shawnee State University. He will pursue a degree in Business.

Andrew Hadsell, the son of Emerson Hadsell and Molly Stiverson, is the recipient of a Clay School Legacy Fund Scholarship sponsored by Richard and Suzanne Hayslip, in honor of the Clay Class of 1951 and the Clay Class of 1952. Andrew will attend Shawnee State University. He will pursue a degree in Business or Engineering.

Clay Alumni Treasurer Charles Leonard stated the Clay School Legacy Fund is pleased they were able to award eighteen scholarships. Leonard stated they continue to have the objective of making scholarships available to every member of each future Clay Graduating Class.

Leonard offered high praise for school employees, individuals, families, friends of Clay Schools, businesses and Clay Alumni Members for their generous donations to the scholarship fund. Leonard stated he knows of no better investment, than the one the Clay School Legacy Fund is making in the education of our young people. He said these scholarships will pay huge dividends to our community.

Leonard stated the current scholarship fund drive is going on and he encouraged all Clay Graduates, parents of current Clay Students and friends of Clay Schools to consider donating to the scholarship fund. Checks should be made payable to: Clay Alumni Association and mailed to Charles Leonard, 6978 Pearce Lane, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110, or by calling 614-920-0691.

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The 2017 Clay School Legacy Fund Scholarship Winners by row. First row (left to right): Angel Lindamood, Akyah Downey, BreAnna Donahoe, Hayleigh Barney and Allison Freeman. Second row (left to right): Sam Nolen, Lynlee Wells, Ava McCleese, Alaina Stowers, and Christina Harries. Third row (left to right): Grant Hempill, Nate Hinze, Cole Gilliland, Ethan Newton, Brody Riffe and Cameron King. Last row (left to right): Ryan Penn, Drew Hadsell and Taylor Pack.
http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/09/web1_Clay-High-School-Scholarship-Winners-for-2017.jpgThe 2017 Clay School Legacy Fund Scholarship Winners by row. First row (left to right): Angel Lindamood, Akyah Downey, BreAnna Donahoe, Hayleigh Barney and Allison Freeman. Second row (left to right): Sam Nolen, Lynlee Wells, Ava McCleese, Alaina Stowers, and Christina Harries. Third row (left to right): Grant Hempill, Nate Hinze, Cole Gilliland, Ethan Newton, Brody Riffe and Cameron King. Last row (left to right): Ryan Penn, Drew Hadsell and Taylor Pack. Submitted Photo

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