Florence Rotary Presents Scholarships to Six Boone County Students

by Pam Goetting on May 11, 2016

2016 Scholarship winners; L-R Olivia Niemi (Ryle High), Gabrielle Prather (Cooper High), Scholarship Committee Leader Barbara Rahn, Zoe Heimbrock (St. Henry High), Megan Cantrell (Boone County High), Bethany Vest (Conner High), Emily Wells (Walton Verona High), and Club President Pam Goetting.

2016 Scholarship winners; L-R, Olivia Niemi (Ryle High), Gabrielle Prather (Cooper High), Scholarship Committee Leader Barbara Rahn, Zoe Heimbrock (St. Henry High), Megan Cantrell (Boone County High), Bethany Vest (Conner High), Emily Wells (Walton Verona High), and Club President Pam Goetting.

FLORENCE – The Florence Rotary Club has presented $1,000 college scholarships to six Boone County high school seniors.

The scholarship winners were recognized at a luncheon on Monday, April 25, at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport in Florence. The selections were based on interviews of nominees from each of the high schools by Florence Rotary members.

The selections were based on academic achievement and community service in keeping with the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self.” In addition to excelling in the classroom, the recipients have “wonderful service to the community,” said Barbara Rahn, who led the Scholarship Committee.

The scholarships winners are:

Megan Cantrell – Boone County High School, 3.6 GPA, plans to major in occupational therapy at Eastern Kentucky University;

Bethany Vest – Conner High School, 4.5 GPA, plans to major in education at the University of Kentucky;

Gabrielle Prather – Cooper High School, 4.4 GPA, plans to major in chemical engineering at Murray State University;

Olivia Niemi – Ryle High School – 3.81 GPA, plans to major in exercise science at Northern Kentucky University;

Zoe Heimbrock – St. Henry High School, 4.1 GPA, plans to major in audiology at University of Cincinnati;

Emily Wells – Walton-Verona High School – 3.8 GPA, plans to major in pediatric psychology at University of Louisville.

Proceeds from the Rotary club’s fall golf outing fund the scholarships.