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Metro Kiwanis awards two scholarships

Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis presented two local students with scholarships at their Monday, May 14 meeting. The scholarships presented that evening were the Chuck Wohlford Memorial and the Huntington Metro Kiwanis.

Receiving the Huntington Metro Kiwanis scholarship for $1,500 for majoring in the field of human service was Karmen Koch, daughter of John and Joy Koch of Huntington. Koch will be majoring in Pharmacy at Butler University and aspires to be a clinical pharmacist.

Koch is a 2018 graduate of Huntington North High School where she participated in soccer, track, basketball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, youth soccer referee, freshman mentoring, math tutor and class council for four years. She has volunteered her time as a Huntington city volunteer, is a 10-year 4-H member, YFC service project worker, Sports Camp instructor and has participated in Operation Backyard, mission trips and various other youth programs. Koch also has found time to be an intern pharmacy technician at Walgreens. She is in the top 25 of the class of 2018, an AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.

The Chuck Wohlford Memorial scholarship for $1,500 went to Benjamin Warpup. Warpup will be majoring in the field of education. Warpup is the son of Brian and Nicole Warpup of Huntington. He will be majoring in social studies at Indiana University. Warpup is a 2018 graduate of Huntington North High School where he participated in the Campus newspaper, Class Council, was a freshman mentor, Youth Leadership Academy, a mission trip, IDES children ministry, Pulse Opera House, Yearbook editor and varsity show steering committee. He is in the top 25 of the class of 2018, is also an academic letter winner, a member of the National Honor Society and AP Academics.

Shown in the photo at left is Karmen Koch receiving her scholarship from Don Betterly, Huntington Metro Kiwanis scholarship chair. The right photo shows Don Betterly presenting the scholarship to Benjamin Warpup.