|Midwest Electric wards scholarships to seven area youth|
|Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:49 PM|
Marion Local High School’s Olivia Hemmelgarn and Bluffton High School’s Stephan Tatarkov captured top honors in the 2014 Midwest Electric scholarship competition, featuring judges from Wright State University-Lake Campus and Midwest Electric.
The two seniors each receive a $1,000 scholarship and will represent Midwest Electric in the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives statewide scholarship competition in Columbus.
Second-place $750 scholarships were awarded to Erin Stetler, Spencerville High School, and George Jose, Wapakoneta High School.
Receiving third-place $500 scholarship awards were Tarin Tischler and Weston Hirschfeld, both of St. Marys Memorial High School.
The six general scholarship winners were selected from a field of 49 area high school seniors, with a 3.5 or higher grade point average, whose parents are Midwest Electric members.
Hemmelgarn has a 4.013 grade point average and is ranked first in her class. She is planning to study mechanical engineering. Olivia is the daughter of Mark and Kathleen Hemmelgarn, Maria Stein.
Tatarkov is the son of Andrey and Svetlana Tatarkov, Bluffton. He has a 4.0 grade point average, is first in his class and is planning to study engineering.
Stetler will major in music education at Bowling Green State University. She has a 4.0 grade point average and is ranked first in her class. Her parents are Doug and Martha Stetler, St. Marys.
Jose will major in medicine or law. He has a 4.0 grade point average, is ranked first in his class and is the son of Mathew and Priya Jose, Wapakoneta.
Tischler will study pre-med at Indiana University. She has a 4.099 grade point average and is ranked 12th in her class. She is the daughter of Kris Keller and Roger Tischler, St. Marys.
Hirschfeld will study mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University. He has a 4.561 grade point average, is ranked second in his class and is the son of Erik and Janna Hirschfeld, New Bremen.