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Fifty Missouri Students Awarded Prestigious Horatio Alger State Scholarship
Apex Oil Co. Provides $250,000 in Scholarships to Teens for Overcoming Adversity
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 50 deserving high school students in Missouri. Each scholar will receive $5,000 to assist in funding their college education. The students were selected for the Horatio Alger Missouri Scholarship because they persevered in overcoming adversity while also demonstrating excellence in academics, admirable character and community contributions.
“We are happy to help the deserving scholars from Missouri attend college and achieve the American dream,” said Terrence J. Giroux, executive director of the Horatio Alger Association. “These scholars have exemplified the Horatio Alger ideals by using their challenges in life as a motivator for success.”
The Missouri scholarships are made possible by Apex Oil Co. which has supported the scholarships through the Horatio Alger Association for seven years.
The Horatio Alger State Scholarship Programs range from $2,500 to $10,500 and are sponsored by Horatio Alger members and friends. These scholarships are offered in 23 states. In 2010, the programs are awarding more than 675 state scholarships to students throughout the country.
Horatio Alger scholars are provided with numerous resources to ensure a successful college career. Each student receives:
- Financial aid guidance to assist in the selection of, and preparation for, college.
- Access to the association’s Web site, where students can create online profiles, search for fellow scholars, update their personal information, submit disbursement requests and direct questions to the association.
- Access to a toll-free information line, to speak to program coordinators for assistance with questions about their scholarships and other educational programs.
The 2010 Missouri recipients are:
- Michael A. Applegate of Mountain Grove High School, Mountain Grove
- Allison E. Archer of Pierce City High School, Pierce City
- Kimaya L. Banks-Dixon of McCluer North High School, St. Louis
- Seth A. Beckett of Branson High School, Walnut Shade
- Cesalee A. Brown of Carl Junction R-I High School, Pittsburgh
- Richard C. Byrd of St. Louis Priory School, Kirkwood
- Kimberly-Ann J. Collins of St. Elizabeth Academy, St. Louis
- Joshua A. Eidson of Lebanon High School, Lebanon
- Sara E. Ellis of Kirksville Senior High School, Kirksville
- Tabitha L. Gale of Excelsior Springs High School, Rayville
- Bethany R. Glastetter of Woodland R-4 High School, Marble Hill
- Angelica L. Hodgdon of William Chrisman High School, Independence
- JoAnna M. Holden of Cassville R-iv High School, Cassville
- Christpher B. Huntington of Central High School, St. Joseph
- Nancy E. Jackson of Macon R-I High School, New Cambria
- Brandon J. Jones of Schuyler R-I High School, Queen City
- Jariel M. Kenagy of Appleton City R-I High School, Appleton City
- Ashley L. Key of Union High School, Union
- Angelica M. Killmade of Washington High School, Marthasville
- Mya N. Klundt of Central High School, St. Joseph
- Stephanie L. Koehler of Verona High School, Verona
- Brieanna D. Kroeger of Smithton R-vi High School, Smithton
- Lauren A. Madigan of Carrollton High School, Carrollton
- Annitra M. McDonald of Paseo Academy Of Fine Performance Arts, Kansas City
- Ashley D. McKinlay-Remus of David H. Hickman High School, Columbia
- Chanielle P. McLeran of Neelyville R-4 High School, Neelyville
- Lauren M. Merchant of Fort Zumwalt South High School, St. Peters
- Allegra A. Merriweather of Parkway West High School, St. Louis
- Misha M. Miller-Gilmore of Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs
- Steven M. Myers of Central High School, St. Joseph
- Cassandra A. Myers of Lutie R-vi School District, Theodosia
- Jennifer L. Neighbors of Camdenton R-III High School, Osage Beach
- Allison Nevels of Smith-Cotton High School, Sedalia
- Adam J. Ondo of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School, Joplin
- Shayna M. Palmer of Fort Zumwalt East High School, St. Peters
- Michelle Penton of Hazelwood East High School, St. Louis
- Jeffrey M. Pircher of Appleton City R-ii High School, Appleton City
- Richard M. Prilenski of Marquette High School, Chesterfield
- Heba B. Qureini of Lees Summit Senior High School, Lee's Summit
- Kathleen L. Redig of Stanberry R-ii High School, Stanberry
- Chanelle E. Roberts of Schuyler R-I High School, Downing
- Ashley Royer of Boonville R-I High School, Boonville
- Ronny M. Scott-Grunwald of McDonald County R-I Senior High School, Anderson
- Leigh A. Stark of Cass-Midway High School, Cleveland
- Kelli I. Sullivan of Springfield Catholic High School, Springfield
- Delaney S. Sweeney of Ava R-I High School, Souder
- Taylor M. Vohsen of Warren County High School, Warrenton
- Aubrey N. Warner of Camdenton R-III High School , Linn Creek
- Dakota N. Wood of McDonald County R-I Senior High School, Anderson
- Nhia Yang of Purdy R-2 High School, Purdy
To view the complete list of Horatio Alger scholars and members, visit our Web site at https://www.horatioalger.org.
About the Horatio Alger Association:
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program, state scholarship programs, and graduate grants. Since 1984, the association has awarded over $70 million in college scholarships to deserving young people. The association is a Combined Federal Campaign participant; # 77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.