Scioto Lodge #6, Free & Accepted Masons, has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to top scholars graduating from area high schools this year. All top students were honored along with parents and school officials at the lodge's annual Scholars Banquet held at the Masonic Temple, Monday.
Tanner Kunz, graduating from Zane Trace, is accepted at Cedarville University where he plans to work toward a bachelor's degree in Biblical studies, then a master's in divinity. President of his senior class and head of the school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Tanner wants to become a pastor.
Kali Mitten, graduating from Southeastern wants to follow in her father, Chad Mitten's footsteps by becoming a civil engineer in the transportation field. She has already been accepted by the Russ College of Engineering & Technology at Ohio University.
Seth McDonald, graduating from Logan Elm, wants to become a teacher and a coach and already has been taking courses toward that end at Ohio Christian College in Circleville. He made the Dean's List last fall and says one of his goals is to coach baseball for Scioto Valley Teams at Mary Lou Patton Park where he played baseball throughout childhood.
Scioto Lodge finances its scholarship program through member donations and its annual Fish Fry in Yoctangee Park which is set this year for June 2nd.