Scholarship Recipients

2019


2019 $500 CHS Alumni Legacy Scholarship Recipients are (in alphabetical order): Jenri Conley, Derek Van Dorn, Shaley Hipp, Maegan Koch, Madison Lueger , Koy Olberding, Jade Rumbo, Matthew Stallbumer, Beth Steinlage, Keaton Whetzal

2017-2018


Caleb Durland, Ashlyne Little-Thunderhawk, Rachel Koch, Parker Bowers, Joshua Hasenkamp, Nathan Rempe, and Katie Glatczak.

2016-2017


Riley Arnold, Kobe Rumbo, Madison Boeckman, and Bryson Johnson.

2015-2016


Jonathan Johnson, Chelsea Huerter, and Karrie Van Winkle

Update May 2017


A letter from Karrie Van Winkle:
“So far completing my first year of college at Cloud County Community College I haven’t changed my major… yet. As I packed up my things to head to Concordia, KS that was two hours away expecting to live the “college life” or “college dream,” I faced many challenges from roommates, to school, to classes, but they only made me stronger. The “college life” was different than small town Centralia, but I wouldn’t change a single thing. These challenges made me work hard to keep at least a 3.5 GPA. Centralia High School taught me many skills that helped me continue to work toward my career goal of becoming a 4-H Extension Agent. However, I will always miss the car rides with dad to and from school. With the help of the scholarship, it has helped me accomplish my dreams to educate others about agriculture by continuing my major of Agriculture Education. Thank you alumni for providing this opportunity for the future alumni as we remember our past on where were raised and allow us to follow our uncertain future with many dreams.”

A letter from Chelsea Hurter:
“Hello all! My first year of college here at Washburn University has been an eye-opening experience for me. There are so many opportunities to get involved in the community and in the school itself. In my first couple of weeks, I discovered the Washburn Transitional Experience Program and now every week for about five hours I volunteer at an after-school program to help elementary and high school students in the Topeka area with their academics. The kids there are amazing and I love working with them! In addition to volunteering, I am involved in the Biology Club, the American Medical Student Association club, and the Alpha Lambda Delta Sorority. With all of this, my academics always comes first, and it has been a challenging first year but I am proud to say that I made it through and have done very well so far. The Centralia Alumni Scholarship has helped me with paying for my tuition. The money from the scholarship allowed me to be able to spend more time on my classes and less time working. I can’t thank you enough for the scholarship and the help that it has given me throughout my first year at Washburn.”