Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Tri Kappa awards scholarships to local students

Posted: Friday, June 4, 2021

Huntington’s Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority recently awarded three general scholarships and the Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship for a total of $3,000. The scholarships are awarded annually by Tri Kappa and are based on academic achievement, community service, character and impact.

Those receiving general scholarships are: Mirande Lippe, left, $1000 scholarship. Lippe plans on attending Indiana University this Fall to study business. Her plans are to become head of marketing, a social media director or head of management. While at HNHS, Lippe was a member of Student Council serving as sergeant at arms and vice president. In addition, she was a graduate of the Huntington Youth Leadership, a member of the Student Athletic Board and Rotary Interact Service Club. She was inducted into the National Honor Society and participated on the HNHS Swim Team. While not in school Lippe volunteered for Blessings in a Backpack, participated in Huntington County 4-H and danced with the Beverly Johnson School of Dance. She is the daughter of Chad and Jodi Lippe of Huntington.

Lindsey Hunt, second from left, $500 scholarship. Hunt plans to attend Purdue University, Fort Wayne to study communication sciences and disorders. Her plans are to obtain a master’s degree in speech pathology after receiving her bachelor’s degree. While a student at HNHS, Hunt was a member of Student Council, Class Council and Campus Life. She was a 4-year member of the girl’s tennis team and served as the boy’s tennis team manager for two years. Outside of school she was a volunteer for Special Olympics, Blessings in a Backpack and served as a youth summer tennis camp volunteer coach for four years. She is the daughter of Christopher and Lisa Hunt of Huntington.

Noah Zahn, second from right, $500 scholarship. Zahn plans to attend Notre Dame in the Fall and study business at the Mendoza College of Business. His plans are to become a financial planner. While a student at HNHS, Zahn was a student athlete participating in tennis and basketball all four years. In addition, he was a graduate of the Huntington Youth Leadership Academy and Rotary Youth Leadership camp. He was a member of Student Council, serving as treasurer his sophomore year and Class Council, serving as president his junior year. He is currently president of the National Honor Society and manager of the varsity boys’ golf team. While not in school Zahn volunteers for the YMCA, Knights of Columbus and Helping Paws Pet Haven. He is the son of Michael and Susan Zahn of Huntington.

Myla Tackett, right, Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship $1,000. Tackett plans to attend Huntington University where she will study Elementary Education. While a student at HNHS, Tackett was a four-year member of the HNHS Marching Vikings, a three-year member of Varsity Brass, and participated in ISSMA Solo & Ensemble for three years. She was inducted in the National Honor Society this year and served as a Freshmen Mentor for the last three years. She is the daughter of Mark and Kristen Tackett.

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.