VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University has awarded its 2012-13 Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship to three area high school graduates. This scholarship is awarded to students who rank first or second in their graduating class.
Hillary Booher is a graduate of South Knox High School and is the daughter of Susan Booher and David and Christine Booher, all of Vincennes. Hillary will major in Pre-Pharmacy. Her school activities include four years of participation on the Basketball and Soccer teams where she led both teams as captain. She served as the Historian of the National Honor Society and was a member of the Spanish Club and FCCLA. She is active in the community and has participated in Shop with a Cop and her church youth group.
Kyndra Hagemeier is a graduate of North Knox High School and is the daughter of Cathy and Scott Hagemeier of Oaktown. She plans to major in Forensic Science. Her school activities and memberships include National Honor Society, SADD, Academic Teams, and Business Professionals of America. Kyndra is also involved in community activities and has participated in Knox County Teen Court, Girls Learning their Own Worth (GLOW, mentoring younger girls), Hoosier Girls State, and Youth Leadership Knox County.
Chloe Heller is a graduate of Washington High School and is the daughter of Brenda Heller of Washington. She plans to major in Nursing. Chloe has been involved in Cross Country (receiving numerous awards), Basketball, Track, and Academic Bowl. Her leadership experience includes Cadet teaching/PE Leadership program. Chloe also performs community service and holds a part-time job.
Additional eligibility requirements for this scholarship include earning the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma (if Indiana resident). The award is for up to two years and covers up to 18 credit hours of tuition and standard room and board per semester for an on-campus student, or up to 18 credit hours of tuition and a stipend per semester for commuting students.
In advancing the University’s missions of higher education and community service, the VU Foundation, through the generosity of their donors, administers endorsements and contributions established by corporate and individual gifts as designated. During the 2012-13 school year, the Foundation will award in excess of $1.5 million dollars in scholarships.