|Left to right are: Samantha Buchy, Mandi Bates, Courtney Faber, Hannah Grilliot, Kalista Harleman, Brenda Miller (BPW President), Maggie Hedrick, Kari Kueterman, Genesis Malin, Jailyn Thwaits, and Taylor Ward.|
Committee member and BPW President, Brenda Miller introduced the Anna L. Britton Scholarship winner Samantha Buchy who gave a three minute presentation highlighting her accomplishments and her plans to attend Wright State University and obtain a degree in criminal justice. The Anna Britton Scholarship goes to a daughter or granddaughter of a BPW Member. Samantha is the daughter of BPW member, Dara Buchy.
Brenda then introduced the other nine scholarship finalists from six Darke County High schools. The finalists were Mandi Bates (Bradford EVSD), Courtney Faber (Franklin Monroe LSD), Hanna Grilliot (Versailles EVSD), Kalista Harleman (Arcanum Butler LSD), Maggie Hedrick (Versailles EVSD), Kari Kueterman (Versailles EVSD), Genesis Malin (Greenville CSD), Jailyn Thwaits (Ansonia LSD) and Taylor Ward (Greenville CSD). Each finalist had three minutes to tell BPW members of their accomplishments and goals after graduation. They were then asked to answer a question extemporaneously. Following the presentations, BPW members voted by ballot to select the three additional scholarship winners. The scholarship winners are Hannah Grilliot (Versailles EVSD), Genesis Malin (Greenville CSD) and Taylor Ward (Greenville CSD). Winners were notified by letter.
The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The Club holds fundraisers through the year to raise money to grant scholarships to the young women of Darke County. The Club meets the second Thursday of every month for a dinner meeting, however, the next meeting has been changed to Thursday, April 6th due to the Easter holiday. This meeting will be hosted by the Membership committee. Those interested in learning more about the Club can contact Membership Chair Deb Smith at 937/417-2434 or email@example.com or find them on Facebook at Greenville BPW Club.