Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dave Knapp funds SSSF scholarships to local teens

Senior Scribes and family members join Dave Knapp, Evan Barger and Jenna Dowler as the college-bound athletes receive their scholarship checks and certificates. Front: George Starks; Back, left to right: Kurt Fritsch, Dale Barger, Rita Barger, Evan Barger, Dave Knapp, Jenna Dowler, Bob Robinson, Al Greiner, Lois Wilson and Al Bliss.

Jenna Dowler, Greenville High School, and Evan Barger, Tri-Village High School, received the first annual Dave Knapp Business Scholarship for Academic & Athletic Excellence. The presentation was part of the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund’s Business Scholarship Program.

Dowler and Barger were recognized for their individual efforts in the classroom and in the field of athletics. Dowler excelled in Greenville High School’s girls basketball and cheerleading. Barger excelled in Tri-Village High School’s boys basketball and golf.

The two athletes started playing basketball at a young age and helped lead their respective teams during the 2011-12 basketball season. Both Dowler and Barger have family members who excelled in sports as Kevin Dowler played basketball at Tri-Village while Dale Barger excelled in sports at Covington.

Knapp has been an active supporter of the community that has supported him through his sponsorship of a variety of activities and organizations. He has been especially supportive of the community’s youth.

“The youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow,” Knapp said when he presented the check to SSSF the week before. “With today’s economy, kids need a helping hand with expenses.”

Through the support of various Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund programs and sponsors in the local community, SSSF has been able to provide scholarships and other college aid to 16 young people since 2009. Some students have received additional aid as they continued their college careers.

All scholarships have as their fundamental requirement academic achievement.

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