Three earn HCCF Breiner Family USF scholarships

(From left) Amara Eckert, Jessica Henline and Andrew Nash.
(From left) Amara Eckert, Jessica Henline and Andrew Nash. Photos provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Amara Eckert, Jessica Henline and Andrew Nash, all graduating seniors from Huntington North High School and rising freshmen at the University of Saint Francis, as recipients of 2019 Breiner Family University of Saint Francis Scholarships totaling $1,000 each.

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

Her 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.

Henline will major in radiologic technology and health sciences and play on the USF Women’s tennis team. She is the daughter of Deanna and Richard Henline, of Roanoke.

Her high school career involved HNHS varsity tennis, Operation Impact, USTA junior team tennis player, manager of the HNHS boys’ tennis team and early morning seminary for LDS Church. Volunteer activities included Roanoke Beautification Foundation, Roanoke Car Show, Karing for Kids, Thanksgiving meal deliveries and various other youth group service activities.

Nash will double major in physical therapy and exercise science, with a career goal of becoming a physical therapist. He is the son of Susan and Shawn Nash, of Huntington.

His HNHS involvement included National Honor Society, Student Athletic Board, and participation in track, football and basketball. His community service involves refereeing at the Parkview Family YMCA and P.A.L., coaching for Special Olympics, serving as a youth group leader at church and tutoring at HCCSC.

Jim and Nancy Breiner both graduated from the University of Saint Francis. They established this scholarship to help students attend the school that they enjoyed and that so enriched their lives.