Hayswood Foundation, administrator of the G. L. and Elsie H. Downing Scholarship program, has announced he recipients for the 2009-2010 school year. First time recipients are Laura Wenz, daughter of Chuck and Leigh Wenz of Minerva. A 2009 honors graduate of St. Patrick’s High School, Laura plans to combine her love of music and children by working toward a degree in music education at Morehead State University.
Addison Mills, son of Byron and Rhea Mills of Haymaker Drive, Maysville. A graduate of Mason County High School, and a sophomore at Maysville Community and Technical College, Addison plans to pursue his interests in the performing arts and history.
Tyler Mains, grandson of Jerry and Patricia Mains of South Ripley Road, Maysville. A 2009 honors graduate of Mason County High School, Tyler will expand his musical talents by studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music, with a goal of teaching at the university level.
Westin Stahl, son of James and Shelley Stahl of Smith Terrace Drive, Maysville. A 2009 honors graduate of Mason County High School, Westin will pursue a degree in finance at the University of Dayton, with a possible future in law school.
In addition to the first time recipients, scholarships have been renewed for 13 prior recipients: Attending the University of Kentucky: Christina and Brittney Harnish, daughters of Barbara Harnish and David Harnish of Maysville; Eric Stitt, son of Dale and Dina Stitt of Maysville; Tracey Thackston, daughter of Cristal Porter of Maysville; Adam Rhonemus, son of Alfred and Regina Rhonemus of May’s Lick.
Attending Eastern Kentucky University: Travis Wheeler, son of David and Goldie Wheeler of Maysville; Heather DeAtley, daughter of Mark and Jill DeAtley of Dover.
Attending Centre College: Nathan Stahl, son of James and Shelley Stahl of Maysville; Bethany Sparks, daughter of Kim Sparks of Maysville, and George Sparks of Tollesboro. Attending Shawnee State University: Michael Fegley, son of Harvey and Greta Stanfield of Manchester.
Attending Maysville Community and Technical College; Christopher Conley, son of Robin Conley of Maysville and the late Lewis Conley.
Attending Northern Kentucky University: Kyle Marinaro, son of Kent and Connie Marinaro of Maysville; Staci Wood, daughter of Robert and Pamela Wood of Maysville.
The G. L. and Elsie H. Downing Scholarship, established under the late Mrs. Downing’s will, is now beginning its ninth year. Including this year’s awards, the program has provided over 1.7 million dollars for the education of area students. The competition is open to residents of Mason County. For information about next year’s competition, contact Hayswood Foundation by calling 563-9333, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.