Paul Memorial Scholarship awards $500 each

Recipients of the Steve and Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarship hold a banner thanking sponsors of the annual golf outing fund-raiser. Pictured (from left) are Wade Kingrey, Miranda Smart, Haley Burnau and Madeliene Laymon. Not pictured are Josi Barscz, Karmen Koch and Savannah Scott.
Recipients of the Steve and Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarship hold a banner thanking sponsors of the annual golf outing fund-raiser. Pictured (from left) are Wade Kingrey, Miranda Smart, Haley Burnau and Madeliene Laymon. Not pictured are Josi Barscz, Karmen Koch and Savannah Scott. Photo provided.

The 2020 recipients of the Steve and Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarship are Josi Barscz, Haley Burnau, Wade Kingrey, Karmen Koch, Madeliene Laymon, Savannah Scott and Miranda Smart.

This year’s recipients received $500 each to go towards their continuing education in their chosen fields.

A golf outing fund-raiser for the 2020 scholarship will be held on Sept. 19 at Clear Creek Golf Course. Anyone who would like to make a monetary, prize or food donation is asked to contact Rich Tilden at L&S Transmission, 1126 First St., or via phone at 356-1133.

Steve Paul was a career firefighter with the Huntington Fire Department and Peggy Paul was a long time employee of Schneider Electric (Square D). Steve and Peggy both served in the highest offices of the local Moose Lodge with Steve as the governor and Peggy as senior regent of the Women of the Moose. They both contributed countless hours of their time for the betterment of the Moose Lodge and the community.

In the spring of 2002 Peggy died of cancer and one week later Steve died of the same disease.

In 2006 some of their closest friends created a memorial in their name to continue the Pauls’ legacy of giving back.

A golf outing was organized and along with donations from friends, family and other community minded individuals and local businesses a scholarship fund was created in their names.

Since 2006 more than $41,500 in scholarships has been awarded to local students to further their post-secondary education.