Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa awards four scholarships

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

Huntington’s Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority recently awarded four general scholarships and the Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship. A total of $3,000 in scholarships was awarded this year. The scholarships are awarded annually by Tri Kappa and are based on academic achievement, character and impact.

Those receiving general scholarships are:

Haley Jo Burnau, $500 scholarship. Burnau plans to attend Indiana University and study Nursing. Her plans are to become a Nurse Practitioner, Cardiologist Specialist. While at HNHS, Burnau was a student athlete participating in cross country, tennis, volleyball and was the manager of the girls’ basketball team. Burnau also participated in National Honor Society where she was the president, student athletic board, class council, Crestview Middle School Campus Life volunteer and was a 10 year member of 4-H. She is the daughter of Robin and Amy Jo Burnau of Huntington.

Karmen Koch, $500 scholarship. Koch plans to attend Butler University to study Pre-Pharmacy. Her plans are to become a Clinical Pharmacist. While a student at HNHS, Koch was a student athlete participating in soccer, basketball and track. Koch also participated in class council, student athletic board, freshman mentor, National Honor Society, 10 year 4-H member, Junior Rotarian, and received the City of Huntington Impact Award. She is the daughter of John and Joy Koch of Huntington.

Joseph Stoffel, $500 scholarship. Stoffel plans to attend Indiana University and study Biology and Kinesiology. His plans are to become a Physical Therapist. While a student at HNHS, Stoffel was involved in the National Honors Society, Class Council, Freshman Mentoring, basketball and 4-H. He volunteers his time with community programs like Open Door, Meal Ministry and more. He is the son of Annette Little of Andrews and Louis Michael Stoffel.

Jack Young, $500 scholarship. Young plans to attend Purdue University to study Business. His plans are to become an accountant. While a student at HNHS, Young has been involved in DECA, class council, Campus Life, golf, tennis, and was a junior Rotarian. He also participated in Boy Scouts, Teen Court, Blessings in a Backpack, soup kitchen volunteer and more. He is an Eagle Scout and was the Youth Volunteer for the Year at the Huntington Youth Services Bureau. He is the son of John and Barbara Young of Huntington.

Kathleen Paolillo received the Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship $1,000. Paolillo plans to attend Indiana University pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. While a student at HNHS, she was involved in tennis, basketball, campus life, student council, Junior Rotarian and National Honor Society. She volunteers her time with community programs like Special Olympics, where she was a coach and unified partner, speech camp, Blessings in a Backpack and more. Paolillo is the daughter of Robert and Jolene Paolillo of Huntington.

The Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Laura Blackburn, who was a Huntington County elementary school teacher and an active member of Tri Kappa. Candidates for this scholarship must be planning to major in education.