Scheiber scholarships to Bickel, Eckert, Olinger

(From left) Emma Bickel, Amara Eckert and Katelynn Olinger.
(From left) Emma Bickel, Amara Eckert and Katelynn Olinger. Pfhotos provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Emma Bickel, Amara Eckert and Katelynn Olinger, all graduating seniors from Huntington North High School, as recipients of 2019 Donald E. and Lou Rayne Scheiber Catholic Education scholarships totaling $4,500.

Bickel will attend Marian University majoring in nursing and minoring in psychology and Spanish. She is the daughter of Kristina and Cory Bickel, of Huntington.

A member of the National Honor Society, her extracurricular activities included Operation Impact, Class Council, Student Council and the Viking Pride Program. Her main volunteer work revolved around filling backpacks for homeless individuals and families.

Eckert will attend the University of Saint Francis majoring in biology and minoring in business with a career goal of being a physician assistant. She also will play for the USF women’s golf team. She is the daughter of Heather and Matt Eckert, of Andrews.

Extracurricular activities included HNHS golf team, National Honor Society, 4-H, Student Athletic Board, Operation Impact, Youth for Christ Core, Class Council, Junior Rotarian, freshman mentor and HNHS track and field. Her community service focus involved math tutoring, Saint Mary’s Open Door, Boys & Girls Club, 4-H, Downtown Dental, National Wild Turkey Federation and Huntington Youth Leadership Program.

Olinger will attend Ball State University majoring in accounting and minoring in human resource management. She is the daughter of Melanie and James Olinger, of Huntington.

During her high school years, she was involved as president of the HNHS Rotary Interact Club, Varsity Singers, Class Council, Campus Life, musicals, freshman mentoring, 4-H, and tutoring through National Honor Society. Her time volunteering was spent with Backpacks of Hope, Mother-Son Dance, Kate’s Kart, Love In the Name of Christ, and organizing the 2019 mayoral debate with her Interact Club members.

Created in 1997, the Donald E. & Lou Rayne Scheiber Catholic Education and Charity Fund accomplishes dual purposes. First, the fund promotes educational opportunities for Huntington County students who are members of one of three local Catholic Church parishes (St. Joseph in Roanoke and St. Mary and SS. Peter & Paul in Huntington). Second, the fund provides charitable grants to Catholic organizations that promote the accepted teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

For more information regarding this scholarship or other scholarships awarded by HCCF, visit www.hunt