To celebrate its beloved Pastor Rev. Dr. Kurt W. Borows retirement in January 2020, the congregation at Resurrection Lutheran Church established a scholarship fund to honor his 56 years in the ministry, 42 served with their church. Pastor Borows and his wife, Linda, were instrumental in the establishment of the criteria for the scholarship. The church mailed information and scholarship application forms to all five Ottawa County high school districts.
The committee of judges met on Feb. 23 to review scholarship applications that were received by the deadline of Jan. 31. At that time, the judges selected three area high school students as winners.
Ella Grace Roberts was selected as the 2022 first place winner of a $1,500 scholarship award. Ella is currently a senior at Port Clinton High School and daughter of Benjamin and Jennifer Roberts. Ella has not made her choice of a college yet, but plans to be a kindergarten or elementary school teacher with a degree major in education and a minor in Child Psychology.
Sophia O’Neill was selected as the 2022 second place winner of a $1,000 scholarship award. Sophia is currently a senior at Woodmore High School and is the daughter of Kyle and Chasity O’Neill. Sophia plans to attend The Ohio State University to obtain a major in Biology with a pre-med focus. After that, she would like to go on to medical school and become a doctor, specializing in Pediatrics.
Rachel Youngless was selected as our 2022 Honor Award winner for $500. Rachel is currently a senior at Woodmore High School and is the daughter of Chris and Tracie Youngless. Rachel plans to attend Bowling Green State University majoring in Speech Pathology. Her ultimate goal is to attend graduate school for her Master Degree, which is crucial to becoming a Speech Language Pathologist.
The congregation at Resurrection Lutheran Church would like extend best wishes to each of these young ladies, as they begin their journey to a rewarding and successful career.
Congratulations to the three students on a job well done. Reverend Borows was a good man and we all miss him dearly.