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MARE High School Scholarship Recipients

The Missouri Association of Rural Education is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 MARE HS Scholarships.  When the new program was originally approved by the MARE Executive Board, the plan was to offer ten (10) $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors who have expressed an interest in pursuing education degrees and teaching in rural schools.  Due to the very generous support of Duane Martin with EdCounsel, LLC and a few other donors we are able to provide twenty-four (24) $500.00 scholarships.  Applicants had to complete a scholarship packet which included an essay detailing why the individual was interested in teaching in a rural school.  We received fifty-five (55) applications from across the state.  The winners as selected by the HS Scholarship Committee are as follows:


Serena Duncan - Rich Hill R-IV                                                    Beau Turgeon - Canton R-V

Hannah Heberlie - Farmington R-VII                                            Katilyn Foreman - Community R-VI

Mollie Wibberg - Osage County R-II                                            Keelie O'Brien - Clark County R-I

Drayke Hair - Crocker R-II                                                           Mandy Franklin - Silex R-I

Zachary Studdard - Rolla 31                                                       Hailey Lawrence - Adair County R-II

Emily McRoberts - Jackson R-II                                                 Bailey Owens - North Mercer County R-III

Thomas Landewee - Jackson R-II                                              Connor Cotton - Trenton R-IX

Whitney Sandage - Bloomfield R-XIV                                         Kennedy Childers - Putnam County R-I                      

Rebecca Brendel - Kingsville R-I                                                Kelsi McQuinn - Jefferson C-123

Kelsea Brown - Knob Noster R-VIII                                             Meredith Riley - Gallatin R-V

Graci Davis - Plato R-V                                                              Mariah Huston - Gallatin R-V

Kennedy Adams - Plato R-V                                                      Alan Ottman - South Holt County R-I

Congratulations to these scholarship winners!!!!