WILMINGTON— Recent Wilmington High School graduate Allison White was awarded the Randall J. Harris Scholarship in graduation ceremonies this spring.
Randall James (Randy) Harris, a 1971 graduate of WHS, was a staff sergeant in the United States Army who was killed in a non-hostile, peace-time incident in Honduras on June 13, 1987 at the age of 34.
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. He was killed on the nine-year anniversary of beginning his military career at Fort McClellan, Ala.
White was a multi-sport athlete and class valedictorian at WHS, with a 4.0 grade point average. She will be attending The Ohio State University where she plans to major in bio-chemistry and attend dental school. She is the daughter of David and Noreen White.
The Harris scholarship is awarded annually 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 Randall J. Harris Scholarship, in care of the Clinton County Foundation, P.O. Box 831, Wilmington, OH 45177.
The Clinton County Foundation has more than $8 million in charitable assets that are held and managed by Peoples Bank. More information on the Clinton County Foundation and its more than 100 charitable entities can be found at www.theccfonline.org.