The Allen Lima Leadership Class of 2015 has awarded two $500 Allen County Leader scholarships, ALL Executive Director Heather Rutz said Tuesday.
Evan Stover, a senior at Allen East High School, and Shannon Bockey, a senior at Delphos St. John's High School, are the winners of the scholarship. This is the first year the Class of 2015 awarded scholarships.
Stover, a 2014 graduate of Allen Lima Youth Leadership, plans to attend The Ohio State University in the fall, He hopes to become a criminal psychologist. Stover is active in 4-H, Math Counts, Brass Marching Band, soccer and baseball.
Bockey, a 2015 graduate of Allen Lima Youth Leadership, plans to attend the University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences. Bockey is active with National Honor Society, Junior Optimists Club, and Students Against Destructive Driving. She is a lifelong and active member of St. John's Catholic Church and is a Volunteen with St. Rita's Medical Center.
The Allen Lima Leadership Class of 2015 used a raffle to begin funding a $500 scholarship. The scholarship will be given annually to an Allen County graduating senior who is also a graduate of the ALL Youth Class. The Class wanted to support the youth program, which is in its 20th year, and also contribute to the many efforts being made to keep young people in the community.
Each year, the graduating class of Allen Lima Leadership creates and develops a service project to continue their work as a class and also give something back to the community. Past efforts include the Teddy Bear Fund, Love Luggage program and Visual Pride project.
Allen Lima Leadership (ALL) is a county-wide leadership program that develops adult and youth leaders for the benefit of the community. ALL promotes positive change in the Allen/Lima community by providing an education that improves understanding of community issues, institutions, self and others and training individuals in advanced leadership principles. Learn more about the program and apply for the next adult or youth class at www.allenlimaleadership.com.