Local Tri Kappas award quartet of scholarships

Tri Kappa Sorority recently announced it gave four general scholarships. Scholarship winners are (from left) Julia Crist, Macy Wohlford, Elizabeth Moore and Alena Miller.
Tri Kappa Sorority recently announced it gave four general scholarships. Scholarship winners are (from left) Julia Crist, Macy Wohlford, Elizabeth Moore and Alena Miller. Photos provided.

Huntington’s Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority recently awarded four general scholarships and the Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship. A total of $3,000 in scholarships was awarded this year. The scholarships are awarded annually by Tri Kappa and are based on academic achievement, character and impact.

Those receiving general scholarships are:

• Julia Crist, $1,000 scholarship. Crist plans to attend Ball State University and study business-marketing or accounting. While at Huntington North High School, she participated in tennis, was a Junior Rotarian, National Honor Society secretary, served as Student Council president, started the Riley Dance Marathon at HNHS and is actively involved with Special Olympics. She is the daughter of Beth and Michael Crist, of Huntington.

• Macy Wohlford, $500 scholarship. Wohlford plans to attend Purdue University to study engineering. While a student at HNHS, she was a student athlete participating in tennis. She also participated in student council, student athletic board, National Honor Society. Wohlford was a Junior Rotarian, involved with Riley Dance Marathon committee, a math tutor and a student leader for Youth for Christ. She is the daughter of Mark and Jackie Wohlford, of Huntington.

• Elizabeth Moore, $500 scholarship. Moore plans to attend Ball State University and study architecture. While a student at Northfield Jr./Sr. High School, Moore has been involved in Cross Country and Track, National Honor Society, Student Council and the prom design team. She volunteers with Metro North Robotics team as a coach, Blessings in a Backpack, Vacation Bible School and serves as a math and reading tutor. She is the daughter of Jeanette and Chris Moore, of Andrews.

• Alena Miller, Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship $1,000. Miller plans to attend Goshen College pursuing a degree in Spanish education and music. While a student at HNHS, she has been involved for four years in cross country and track, tutoring Spanish-speaking students at the middle school, Environmental Club member and was awarded the Silver Key from Indiana Scholastic Art competition. She teaches violin at the YMCA and has performed with the Fort Wayne Youth Symphony Orchestra. She volunteers her time with community programs like Love INC and has been involved with mission trips through her church and more. Miller is the daughter of Kevin and Lydia Miller, of Huntington.

The Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Laura Blackburn, who was a Huntington County elementary school teacher and an active member of Tri Kappa. Candidates for this scholarship must be planning to major in education.