Two students awarded Kerusso scholarships

Friday, June 15, 2012
Scholarship recipients Emily Hale, left, and Meghan Scholtens are congratulated by Kerusso founder and CEO, Vic Kennett.

BERRYVILLE -- Kerusso Founder and CEO, Vic Kennett, recently announced the company's 2012 academic scholarship recipients for local students. The annual awards have been part of the Kerusso Scholars Program since 2004.

"This year, we are able to honor two exemplary young women who are the best of the best. Emily Hale and Meghan Scholtens have the vision and determination to help make our world a better place for generations to come, I am proud to be able to help them realize their dreams," Kennet said.

Emily Louise Hale received a Kerusso $500 Art Education Scholarship. A former Page for the Arkansas House of Representatives, Emily will be attending Harding University in the fall.

"I know Harding can help me achieve my dream of studying art," Hale said.

Meghan Scholtens received a Kerusso $500 Business & Ministry Scholarship. A 2012 graduate of Berryville High School, Meghan will attend John Brown University in Siloam Springs, this fall where she plans to focus on Biology and Intercultural Studies.

Upon graduation, she will attend a two year "fast-track" Physician's Assist program in order to realize her dream of becoming a medical missionary in East Africa.

"I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life, because I have been planning on this since I was fourteen years old," said Scholtens.

Both students have been active in their community and held responsible positions in various clubs and organizations as well as acheiving several awards and honors.

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