Hargis represents Bucyrus at Franklin B. Walter scholarship program

Hargis represents Bucyrus at Franklin B. Walter scholarship program
Posted on 03/19/2015

Bucyrus High School senior McKinley Hargis represented the Bucyrus City Schools during the 2014-2015 Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award program. Hargis was selected from the district based on her hard work and dedication in the classroom. She was recognized at the annual banquet Wednesday, March 11 at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center.

"We are excited to honor someone who has achieved the highest level you can achieve here at the Secondary School," Bucyrus Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke said. "McKinley is a model student, carrying a 4.0 grade point average throughout her high school academic career, and has been very involved in the fine arts during her time at Bucyrus High School."

Before being selected, Hargis was required to submit an application as well as an essay highlighting the person who has had the most positive impact on her life. She chose her dad, John Hargis. "I've always been more on the creative side and he's nurtured that," McKinley said. "He's always tried to encourage me to do the best I can, and he's made me want to push myself to be the best and reach the top like I have. He's always been there to support me."

The Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Program was established by the Ohio Superintendent's Educational Service Center Association to promote student achievement and recognize outstanding students. A senior from each school district within the State of Ohio will receive the award annually. This Scholarship award is named in honor of Franklin B. Walter who served as State Superintendent of Education for Ohio from March, 1977 until August, 1991. Throughout his career, Dr. Walter has exemplified concern for young people and has dedicated his life to the improvement of education in Ohio.

Applicants must be a high school senior from a local, city, or exempted village school. Eligible students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements as indicated by high school class rank, cumulative grade point average, and other achievement awards as stipulated by the Franklin B. Walter program. The students are expected to have been a positive contributor in their high school and in their community.

For more information regarding this award, contact Dr. Mark Burke at the Secondary School at (419) 562- 7721.