Wednesday, April 1, 2020


2020 BPW Scholarship Finalists: Front Row: BPW Member Kristi Strawser, Finalists: Araya Musselman, Josilyn Worden, Sarah Abell, Amanda Chui, and Keara Knepshield. Back Row: BPW member Vicki Cost, Finalists: McKenzie Willis, Sophie Gettinger, Abbigail VanHoose, Kayla O’Daniel, Grace Carman, Allison Popp and BPW Member Sue Huston.
Greenville, OH. - The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club March 12th meeting was hosted by the Scholarship Committee with Chair Kristi Strawser and committee members Sue Huston, Vicki Cost, Shelby Dowler and Jennifer Bruns. The meeting was held at the Greenville VFW Post 7262.

The Scholarship Committee canvassed all eight Darke County high schools for applicants for the scholarship. Each of the finalists gave a presentation of their accomplishments and highlights through high school and shared their future goals. Kristi Strawser introduced the finalists who were: Sophie Gettinger, Amanda Chui, Josilyn Worden, Sarah Abell, McKinsey Willis, Araya Musselman, Abbigal VanHoose, Kayla O’Daniel, Grace Carman, and Keara Knepshield. The winners announced were: McKinsey Willis, Sophie Gettinger, Abbigail VanHoose, Kayla O’Daniel, Grace Carman, Araya Musselman, and Keara Knepshield.

The Scholarship Committee also presented the Anna Britton Scholarship to Allison Popp. Allison is the granddaughter of member Gail Snyder. The Anna Britton Scholarship is awarded to a daughter or granddaughter of any member of Greenville BPW. Anna Britton was an active member of BPW that bequeathed money to award this annual scholarship. Allison will be attending Sinclair Community College to follow her love of animals and be a veterinarian technician. Rachel is the daughter of Michelle Zeller Popp and Patrick Popp and resides in Kettering, Ohio.

Member Lourie Bohn and friends are collecting items to take to the victims of the recent tornado that hit the Nashville, TN area. Club members brought food, paper products, and toiletries and gave monetary donations that Lourie will deliver to those in need.

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The Club holds fund raisers throughout 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. Those interested in learning more about the club can contact membership chair Kasey Christian at 937/417-4314 or

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