Five area girls have been selected for the 2020 R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Award, according to Breanne Sudduth and Anthony Adams, co-chairpersons of the Van Wert Service Club’s selection committee. The program provides cash awards to seniors of Van Wert County High Schools who best exhibit the trait of self-reliance. These awards are designed to seek out and honor the student who does the best with what she has.
This year’s girl finalists include McKenzie Berry, daughter of Charles and Michelle Berry; Morgan Dowler, daughter of Stephen and Casey Dowler; Madelyn Lamb, daughter of David and Cindy Lamb; Desiree Reinhart and Victoria Snyder, daughter of Jeff and Stacey Snyder.
Ms. Berry is a senior at Van Wert High School where she is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club and Choir. McKenzie is a member of LifeHouse Church in addition to volunteer activities with the Red Cross and Van Wert Blessings. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. Work history includes Greve Chrysler and Foster Family Chiropractic.
Ms. Dowler is a senior at Crestview High School where she serves as Senior Class President as well as President of FCCLA and KEY Program. Other activities include FFA, National Honor Society, Crestview Art Club, Varsity Softball and Junior Rotarian. Volunteer activities include Feeding America Meal Packaging, Red Cross, YWCA Junior Advocacy and 4-H Exchange Club. After graduation, Morgan plans to attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas to pursue a double major in Business and Interior Design and Minoring in Marketing.
Ms. Lamb is a senior at Crestview High School where she is Vice President of National Honor Society, Secretary of Student Council, and Editor of the Yearbook in addition to participating in FFA, Volleyball, Track and Field and FCCLA. Community activities include volunteering at the Red Cross, Van Wert County Fair Junior Fair Board and 4-H. Following graduation, Madelyn will sit for her real estate license exam while attending Bowling Green State University to obtain a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Planning.
Ms. Reinhart is a senior at Lincolnview High School where she is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club and Spanish Club. She is also involved in the CEO program at St Mary’s Catholic School. Following graduation, Desiree plans to attend Wright State Lade majoring in Elementary Education. Work experience includes Head Cook at Olympic Lanes, Babysitting and Dietary Aide at Vancrest.
Ms. Snyder is a senior at Lincolnview High School where she is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Spanish Club, Student Council Secretary, President of the Spirit Squad, Vice President of Lincolnview FFA and Team Captain of the Cross Country and Track teams. Other activities include Church Involvement, serving as the Peony Pageant Candidate for Lincolnview as well as several other community related activities. After graduation, Victoria plans to attend The Ohio State University majoring in Livestock Management with a specialization in swine and minor in Agribusiness.
Original article courtesy of Times Bulletin