Esther A. and Bruce S. Gibbs Charitable Trust Scholarship recipients, from left to right, were: front row – Brynnan Poppa, Aubrey Brown, Bryli Staten, Mackenzie Lager, Grace Martin, Jesse Graves, Jaycee Graves, Ashley Christian, Kelcie Gaines, and Josie Watkins; middle row – Darius Skillen, RyAnne Herron, Jae Barnett, Kilea Cooper, Chloe Bruns, Shelbey Morris, Lily Graves, Mercedes Parshall, Ella Rolf, Morgan Parshall, and Anna Klute; and back row – Kadyn Dowdy, Gabe Abbott, Joey Herron, Ryan Dewhirst, Tyler Brown, Ian Hedlund, Zachery Garrison, Jake McEnaney, Makenna Farmer, Alivia Baucom, Jacie McMahon, and Drue Kemerling.

 

A total of 33 scholarships were presented to graduates of Atchison County, Missouri, high schools Friday, June 24, 2022. Present to help present the scholarships were Tracy Cooper, Tarkio High School Counselor; Shauna Farmer, Rock Port High School Counselor; and Marisa Hedlund, Fairfax High School Counselor.

This year marks the 33rd year for the Esther A. & Bruce S. Gibbs Charitable Trust Scholarship. Including the 33 presented Friday, the trust has awarded 1,041 scholarships for a grand total of $1,572,155.00 since 1990.

Students receiving scholarships this year, their parents, the college they are attending, and major are:

FAIRFAX

Tyler Brown, son of John and Cheryl Brown, University of Central Missouri, Business Management; Kilea Cooper, daughter of Phillip Cooper and Traci Campbell, Missouri Western State University, Criminal Justice; Zachery Garrison, son of Doug and Angela Garrison, University of Central Missouri, Aviation; Jaycee Graves, daughter of Jon and Beth Graves, University of Missouri, Agriculture Education; Jesse Graves, daughter of Jon and Beth Graves, University of Missouri, Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound; Ian Hedlund, son of Chris and Marisa Hedlund, Northwest Missouri State University, Agriculture Science; Shelbey Morris, daughter of Billy and Kelly Morris, Northwest Missouri State University, Psychology

ROCK PORT

Gabriel Abbott, son of Eric and Michelle Abbott, University of Missouri, Civil Engineering; Alivia Baucom, daughter of Justin and Elinor Baucom, Doane University, Nursing; Ashley Christian, daughter of Kevin Christian and Chris Sticken, Peru State College, Criminal Justice; Ryan Dewhirst, son of Rich and Linda Dewhirst, Northwest Missouri State University, Exercise Science; Kadyn Dowdy, son of David and Kandi Dowdy, Peru State College, Accounting/CPA; Makenna Farmer, daughter of W.C. and Shauna Farmer, University of Missouri, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; Kelcie Gaines, daughter of Seth Gaines and Cindie Gaines, Peru State College, Health and Physical Education; Joey Herron, son of Kelley and Amy Herron, Southeast Community College, Diesel Ag Service Technician; RyAnne Herron, daughter of Todd and Crystal Herron, Northwest Missouri State University, English Education; Drue Kemerling, daughter of Nick and Jonnie Kemerling, College of Saint Mary, Kinesiology/Exercise Science; Mackenzie Lager, daughter of Alan and Jill Lager, Northwest Missouri State University, Chemistry with an Emphasis in Biochemistry; Jacie McMahon, daughter of Mark and Marcy McMahon, Universal College of Healing Arts, Massage Therapy; Darius Skillen, daughter of Jim and Amy Skillen, Kansas State University, Architectural Engineering; Josie Watkins, daughter of Jason and Sarah Watkins, UMKC, Vocal Performance

TARKIO

Jae Barnett, daughter of Jamie and Melody Barnett, Northwest Missouri State University, Digital Media: Content Strategy; Aubrey Brown, daughter of Jason and Rachelle Brown, Missouri Western State University, Nursing; Chloe Bruns, daughter of Jeff and Shannon Bruns, Northwest Missouri State University, Business Management and Marketing; Lily Graves, daughter of Danny and Rachel Graves, University of Missouri, Health Science; Anna Klute, daughter of Steve and Liz Klute, College of Saint Mary, Nursing; Grace Martin, daughter of Casey and Jackie Martin, University of Missouri, Health Professions with an emphasis in Health and Wellness and a Minor in Psychology and HDFS; Jake McEnaney, son of Rod and Kristi McEnaney, Northwest Missouri State University, Agriculture Science; Mercedes Parshall, daughter of Roger Parshall and Nikki Parshall, University of Missouri, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; Morgan Parshall, daughter of Roger Parshall and Nikki Parshall, University of Missouri, Political Science and Economics; Brynnan Poppa, daughter of Scott and Bobbi Poppa, Northwest Missouri State University, Business Management and Marketing; Ella Rolf, daughter of Mike and Cindy Rolf, University of Missouri, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Bryli Staten, daughter of Mark and Lori Staten, Missouri Western State University, Nursing