Four Daugherty Family Scholarships are awarded


(From left) Dylan Gray, Douglas Baker, Cody Buzzard and Alex Overby. Photos provided.

Dylan Gray, Douglas Baker, Cody Buzzard and Alex Overby have been awarded 2013 Daugherty Family Scholarships through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Gray, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North, is a junior at Eckerd College in Florida majoring in psychology and sociology. He is the son of Chrisalin Droke, of Uniondale, and Michael Gray, of Fort Wayne.

At Eckerd College he received the Peter Pav Scholar Award for outstanding academic performance. His goal is to earn a doctorate in sociology and teach at the university level.

Baker, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North, is a junior at Wabash College majoring in psychology with a minor in education. He is the son of Delynn Johnston-Baker, of Huntington, and Matthew Baker. His goal is to coach cross country and track to young athletes in order to affect their lives.

While in college Baker has volunteered at both the Montgomery County Humane Society and Leadership Council.

Buzzard, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North, is a junior at Trine University majoring in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Penny and Robert Buzzard, of Warren.

His career plans include graduating from Trine with a master's in mechanical engineering and a minor in robotics.

Overby, a graduating senior from Huntington North, will be attending University of Southern Indiana majoring in either exercise science or TV production. He is the son of Jennifer Hofmann and Gerald Overby, both of Huntington.

Overby ran cross country and track and field at HNHS and volunteered at his church delivering food to disabled individuals.

The Daugherty Family Fund was established in 2009 in honor of H.L. and Martha Daugherty to provide scholarships to employees, their children or Warren area students pursuing further education in agriculture. The Daugherty Companies was founded in 1939.

Due to the technical nature of the business, company leaders see the need for advanced training.