The Clinton County Retired Teachers Association on June 21 held their annual auction to raise money for Clinton County students who are going into education.
A huge thank you to the local merchants for their donations: Christian Bookstore, Jen’s Deli, David Beck, Groves Tires, McCoy’s Carwash, Sam’s Meats, Pot Luck Greenhouse, Ace Hardware, Equipment Superstore, Mary Kay from Debbie Stern, Dairy Queen at SR 68, McDonald’s, Tabitha Speight, and McCarty Gardens.
Congratulations to our recipients of the Clinton County Retired Teachers Scholarship of $1,500 — Kirstin Cordy from Clinton-Massie and Merri Lindsey from Blanchester. They are also eligible for an additional $500 upon beginning their student teaching.
Kirstin will attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University and become a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) instructor. She has a passion about language and our world being able to communicate.
Merri will attend Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. where she will play soccer and pursue sign language with her teaching degree. Her enthusiasm for shaping children’s futures was contagious.
The selection committee was Joyce Kelly, Ann Carr, Rick Kendall, Phil Faye and Harry Brumbaugh.