Jordan Snarr awarded WHS scholarship which honors late veteran Randy Harris


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WILMINGTON — Wilmington High School 2019 graduate Jordan Snarr has been awarded the Randall J. Harris Scholarship.

Harris, a 1971 graduate of WHS, was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army killed in a non-hostile, peace-time incident at the age of 34 while serving in Honduras.

The 32nd anniversary of Harris’s 1987 death will occur on June 13.

Snarr will be attending Wilmington College in the fall. She was student council president and participated in cross country throughout high school. Her parents are Kevin and Tanya Snarr.

Randall James (Randy) Harris was shot by a Honduran solider while on duty at the Palmerola Air Base, which was used to stage training exercises for about 1,200 U.S. regular, reserve and National Guard forces.

Harris was killed on the nine-year anniversary of beginning his military career at Fort McClellan, Ala.

The Harris scholarship is awarded annually by the WHS Class of 1971 to a WHS senior whose qualifications include being in the upper third of the graduating class; one who exhibits positive attributes of leadership, service and character; and someone who may or may not demonstrate financial need.

Contributions to the fund can be made to the scholarship in care of the Clinton County Foundation, PO Box 831, Wilmington, OH 45177.

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