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Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Nearly $50,000 Awarded to Guernsey County Residents Pursuing Post-Secondary Education

Cambridge, OHBecause of the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund (GCEAGF), more than 80 Guernsey County students received scholarships. Formerly known as Dollars for Scholars, GCEAGF announced that over $50,000 was awarded to these students to help make the pursuit of post-secondary education a reality.

“It has long been our privilege to support Guernsey County students as they pursue post-secondary education,” said Carla Hutchens, president of the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund board. “We are committed to continue supporting Guernsey County students, like the 80 we celebrate today, for generations.”

A well-known and loved scholarship for Guernsey County students, the Fund was created in 1967 and supports students who are residents of Guernsey County at the time of their high school graduation or those with an equivalent degree and 10 years of residency in the county.

These scholarships are available for four years of post-secondary study and can be used in non-consecutive years and for varied educational pursuits, including technical schools and graduate schools. Guernsey County citizens who may be returning to school years after completing their high school degrees can also make use of the scholarships. For these reasons, this distinctive scholarship has been a community mainstay for decades. Because of its dedication to local students, the GCEAGF is also a member of the Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds.

2017 scholarship recipients from Buckeye Trail High School include Kristi Bates, Nickolas Bates, Robin Bodner, Manny Burch, Elijah LePage, Brady Neuhart, Jamie Secrest, Alexus Starr, Christopher Starr, Mackenzie Lane Tucker, Kyle Wells, Alexis Wheeler, Gerrad Williams, and Jennifer Zacharias.

2017 scholarship recipients from Cambridge High School include Madyson Ancell, Hannah Barr, Tyler Carpenetti, Matthew Dalton, Kristina Gibbs, Ian Googins, Serra Googins, Logan Helmick, Ayden Howell, Maddie Howell, Abigail Huffman, Maurice Lathan, Joshua Lewis, William Nelson, Zavin Orr, Olivia Rhodes, Seth Rhodes, Nathan Thompson, Ryan VanMeter, Trevor Wilkinson, Alyssa Williams, and Emily Yanico.

2017 scholarship recipients from Indian Valley High School include Allison Kenney, Madison Kenney, Katelyn Regula, and Shannon Regula.

2017 scholarship recipients from John Glenn High School include Brittaney Allen, Dakota Baum, Trey Bennett, Kaylie Callihan, Brittany Fraunfelter, Colin Harshbarger, Don Ingold, Adam Lyons, Tracy Lyons, Dylan Moore, and Matthew Raley.

The 2017 scholarship recipient from Maysville High School is Alexis Highman,

2017 scholarship recipients from Meadowbrook High School include John Barba, II, Parker Rich Black, Riley Blancett, Kaala Cox, Maala Cox, Benjamin Davis, Taylor DeLong, Nicholas Dunlap, Victoria Dunlap, Jena Dye, Claudia Echard, Annie Ewert, Isaac Gann, Kaleb Graham, Makayla LoChiatto, Makayla Lynch, Robert Moore, Lakyn Ogle, Jessica Ovens, Jasmine Painter, Kaitlynn Roberts, Konnor Roberts, Samantha Roe, Erica Snyder, and Trevor Stevens.

The 2017 scholarship recipient from Newcomerstown High School is Brittany Lowry,

2017 scholarship recipients from Zanesville Bishop Rosencrans High School include Zaccaria Anderson, Hunter DeLong, Trent Lyons, Nathaniel Steele.

For more information about how you can support Guernsey County students’ education through the Guernsey County Education Assistance Grant Fund, or other opportunities to give back through the Guernsey County Foundation, please visit or contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740.753.1111.

About the Guernsey County Foundation

The Guernsey County Foundation receives contributions and bequests of all sizes from individuals to assist in the funding of projects and charitable organizations. Through this unique collaboration with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, the Guernsey County Foundation extends its philanthropic efforts throughout our community. More information can be found at or

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit