to R) Armstrong, Studebaker, Liette, Transue, Holmes and Hoying.
scholarships to six Darke County students
Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund…
By Bob Robinson
Photos by Kurt Fritsch
Six Darke County students were presented scholarships Saturday evening
at The Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville for their college educations.
Three were previous recipients continuing their education; three were
graduating seniors from local school districts who will be heading to
college in the fall.
Two students, Kent Holmes and Simon Hoying, will be sophomores at Ball
State University. During their freshmen year they were involved in
multiple visual communications projects and currently have a weekly
show on a local radio station. Both received SSSF scholarships as 2011
graduates of Greenville High School. Kent is the son of Larry and Carol
Holmes. Simon is the son of Don and Eileen Hoying.
Sam Armstrong will be a junior at Cedarville University in the fall and
received SSSF scholarships as a 2010 graduate of Mississinawa Valley
High School and later as a Cedarville sophomore. He has published a
number of articles and poems on CNO’s Teen Scribes pages. Sam is the
son of Bob and Kathy Armstrong.
Ashley Studebaker will be graduating from Franklin Monroe High School
and is planning to pursue a career in sports writing. She approached
County News Online about writing for the News & Information site in
January. Since then, she has published a number of articles for both
sports and community news. Ashley is the daughter of Tim and Angela
Jessica Transue, who will be graduating from Greenville High School in
June, received the annual Darrel & Debbie Biddlestone “Fred Wright
Memorial Scholarship.” Jessica has been working with County News Online
for the past year as a photographer and graphic designer. She has
covered multiple news and community events and built the rotating
banners at the top of CNO pages. She was also instrumental in building
and updating the Digital Waves site on CNO, a project of the IMTV
Program at Greenville High School. Jessica is the daughter of Roger and
John Liette, who will be graduating from Ansonia High School, is the
recipient of the inaugural Delbert & Louise Blickenstaff
Scholarship. John was chosen because, according to Blickenstaff, he has
overcome hearing challenges to achieve academic excellence. John is the
son of Ken and Deb Liette.
All students excel academically and are pursuing education in a
communications-related field. SSSF Scholarships are designated to help
students pay their tuitions at colleges of their choice.
More than two dozen parents, friends and members of the Darke County
Senior Scribes gathered at the event to honor this year’s scholarship
recipients. Since the program was initiated, the Senior Scribes
Scholarship Fund has presented nearly $18,000 in scholarships to
deserving students from several local school districts.
Past recipients include Armstrong, Holmes, Hoying, Jordan Pridemore
(Franklin Monroe), Margaret Prakel (Versailles), Jessica Barga
(Versailles), Kayla LaMar (Home school), Tiffany Beumer (Greenville),
Sean Wolfe (Greenville) and Dorothy Gilbert (Mississinawa Valley).
Pictured (left to right) Delbert Blickenstaff, Senior Scribes
President; Sam Armstrong, Cedarville University junior;
Ball State University sophomore; John Liette, Ansonia High School
senior; Jessica Transue, Greenville
High School senior; Simon Hoying,
Ball State University sophomore; and Al Bliss, Senior Scribes
Scholarship Fund President.
Not pictured: Scholarship recipient Ashley
Studebaker, Franklin Monroe senior, was unable to attend.
Robinson presents certificate to Sam Armstrong.
Robinson presents certificate to Kent Holmes.
Robinson presents certificate to Simon Hoying.
Robinson presents certificate to Jessica Transue.
Blickenstaff presents certificate to John Liette.
recipients with family members.