Monday, May 20th, 2019

Metro Kiwanis awards two scholarships

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis at their May 13 meeting presented two local students with scholarships. The scholarships presented were the Chuck Wohlford Memorial and the Huntington Metro Kiwanis.

Receiving the Huntington Metro Kiwanis scholarship of $1,500 for majoring in the field of human service was Amara Eckert, daughter of Matt and Heather Eckert of Huntington. Amara will be majoring in Biology at Saint Francis University.

Amara is in the top 25 of the class of 2019, a Scholar Athlete, Junior Rotarian, National Honor Society, Student Athletic board, class council, freshman mentor, Youth for Christ, HNHS tour guide and youth leadership at Huntington North High School.

She participated in golf, basketball, track, advanced placement and advanced placement biology. Amara has volunteered her time at Saint Mary’s Open Door, 4-H, Boys & Girls Club, is president of the National Honor Society, participates in Operation Impact and Interact club. Amara also received the Viking Integrity Award for sportsmanship.

The Chuck Wohlford Memorial scholarship of $1,500 for majoring in the field of education was Cheyenne Karst, daughter of Elizabeth Fennimore and David Karst of Huntington. Cheyenne will be majoring in Agriculture Education at Purdue University. Cheyenne is in the top 25 of the class of 2019, FFA advisor, FFA Ambassador, National Honor Society and Future Educators at Huntington North High School.

She participated in FFA district contest, Food Science food demonstration contest and FFA public relations committee. Cheyenne is member of 4-H, Huntington County Junior Leaders and Future Educators of America Cheyenne has also received her state FFA Degree.

Shown in the left photo is Amara Eckert receiving a check for $1,500 from Don Betterly, scholarship chairman. The right photo is shows Cheyenne Karst being presented a check for $1,500 also from Betterly.