Hargis represents Bucyrus at Franklin B. Walter scholarship program
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
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.