Even though the school year ended differently than expected, VLFCU remained committed to our annual scholarship program. Since 1996, we have recognized and honored student members who have demonstrated strong leadership qualities and active involvement in their schools and communities. This year we made arrangements with the families of the winners to surprise them at home or at one of our branches. We had a great time awarding six $1,000 scholarships to the following 2020 graduates.
Ashala Schreck-Newell: Ashala is a Sandusky High School graduate who plans to either The University of Cincinnati to become an architect. While attending Sandusky HS, Ashala was involved in student council, a member of the National Honors Society, varsity soccer, softball, cheerleading, and served as Vice President of her class. She also volunteered at a local soup kitchen.
Ryleigh Keller: Ryleigh is a graduate of Perkins High School who will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall with a goal of becoming a Cyber Security Analyst in the NSA. During high school, Ryleigh was a member of the tennis team, National Honors Society, Student Council, and BioClub. She was a volunteer for Safety Town, Noah’s Ark Food Bank, and a local blood drive. She also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Matthew R. Brennan: Matthew is a Huron High School graduate who plans attend Cleveland State University in the fall to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. While attending Huron HS, Matthew was a member of National Honors Society, both the marching and concert band as well as the school jazz band. He also volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank in Lorain and a local soup kitchen.
Everett Samstag: Everett is a graduate of Sandusky Central Catholic High School who plans to attend Bowling Green State University to obtain a degree in Construction Management. During high school, Everett was a member of the football and baseball teams, student council, National Arts Honors Society, and participated in Model UN.
Maura Brown: Maura is a Monroeville High School graduate who plans to attend Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a final goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. During high school, she was a member of the volleyball team, National Honors Society, renaissance club, student council, and participated in track. She was a volunteer of 4H, church youth group, and Norwalk Fisher-Titus’s safety village for children with disabilities.
Reese Linden: Reese is a graduate of Edison High School who plans to major in nursing at Bowling Green State University-Firelands. While attending Edison HS, Reese was a member of National Technical Honor Society, Spanish Club, cheerleading, softball, Key Club and Drug-Free Clubs of America. She was also a volunteer for community projects thru Big Brothers Big Sisters, OHgo, and the humane society.
The VLFCU staff congratulates the entire class of 2020 on their accomplishments, and we wish them continued success as they navigate their futures.