Grove Rotary Club announced the 2009 winners of its annual scholarship awards at a regular meeting Wednesday, April 27th.
Two Grove High School seniors, Katie Nix and Jordan Manicom, each received collegiate scholarships.
Nix, who won the $2,500 scholarship, is a GHS Top Scholar. She is ranked number one in her graduating class, and has a weighted GPA of 4.11. Her parents are Marc and Tammy Gray.
Her extracurricular activities include Girlsí State, Key Club, Band, Integris Student Governing Board, Character Counts, Heritage Club, Student Council and Teen Court, among many other things.
She has conducted independent scientific research for four years.
Since 8th grade, Nix has placed in or won 21 science fair awards in the categories of Medicine, Health and Microbiology. For four years she has qualified for the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair and for the International Science and Engineering Fair.
Nix leaves in a week for this yearís international science fair competition in Reno, NV.
Manicom won the $1,500 scholarship. He is also a Top Scholar, and is also ranked number one in his class. His weighted GPA is 4.23.
His parents are Craig Wallert, Denise Durbin, and stepfather Scott Durbin.
Manicomís extracurricular activities include Boys State, The Arvest Junior Bank Board, Integris Student Governing Board, golf, football, Key Club, and Character Counts. In addition, he has published poems and essays. He has been an active leader in both church and community youth programs.
Since the Scholarship Fundís inception in the late 1990ís, Grove Rotary has raised approximately $80,000 and has awarded over $30,000 in college scholarships to graduating Grove High School Students as well as vocational scholarships to students at Northeast Technology Center.
Currently two collegiate and two vocational scholarships are being awarded. The scholarships will provide $4,800 of assistance to four students this year.
This yearís scholarship committee included, Chairperson David Adzigian, Carol Fortner, Jeff Brown, Jim Corbridge, Rony Lay, Bob Brogdon and Joy Justice, with assistance from GHS Guidance Counselor Gayle DuBois.