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Chamber awards scholarships to CTE students

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Three students from Huntington North High School were each awarded a scholarship by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships were awarded during the Student Awards Day held on Monday, April 15 at Huntington North High School. The scholarship winners included Shelby Smith ($500), Dakota Pepper ($500) and Colin Betterly ($1,000).

While attending school, Shelby works two part-time jobs and participates in the Skilled Trades Competitions. Shelby plans to continue her training at Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis. She said, “One day you will see me as one of the top female mechanics on an NHRA team, building engines for race cars.”

Dakota Pepper also works a part-time job when not in school. In her interview, she stated, “The sky is not the limit, you are.” Pepper plans to continue her studies at Ivy Tech and have a career as an ER nurse or in Home Healthcare.

Betterly is a 10-year member of 4-H where he helps teach other 4-H students. He is also a member of FFA. Colin says, “I enjoy working with my hands and I want to continue my education by attending Ivy Tech to become a machine tool technician.”

Shown in the photo, front row, from left are the three scholarship winners to include Shelby Smith, Dakota Pepper and Colin Betterly. Back row from left include Darlene Stanley, JJ’s; Sonya Foraker, Parkview Huntington Hospital and Randy Warner, Randal J. Warner CPA, LLC and all three representing the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.