Church grants awards to 4 students


(From left) Terry Beal, Brittany Eckelbarger, Morgan Nightingale and Jay Theobald. Photos provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Terry Beal, Brittany Eckelbarger, Morgan Nightingale and Jay Theobald have been awarded 2013 Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarships.

Beal, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Indiana Wesleyan University majoring in biology pre-med.

He is the son of Tera and Terry Beal of Andrews.

Beal is a member of the National Honor Society, played on the HNHS football team and received a Student Athlete Award for academic excellence while participating in sports.

His future plans include medical school and a career as a surgeon.

Eckelbarger, a 2012 graduate of Huntington North, is a sophomore at Ivy Tech Community College working toward an associate's degree in nursing.

She is the daughter of Angel Ware, of Huntington, and Scott Eckelbarger, of Huntington.

Currently working at The Heritage of Huntington, Eckelbarger plans to continue working to gain nursing experience while pursuing a BSN degree and then an MSN degree.

Nightingale, a graduating senior from Huntington North, will be attending Indiana University majoring in Biology with the goal of becoming a geneticist.

She is the daughter of Lisa and Robert Nightingale, of Huntington.

Nightingale is a National Honor Society member who participated in Freshmen Mentoring and four years of HNHS theatrical productions.

Her volunteer work has been with the Huntington Library, YMCA, Pioneer Festival and Special Olympics.

Theobald, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North, is a junior at Purdue University majoring in agribusiness.

He is the son of Julie and J.D. Theobald, of Andrews.

An Eagle Scout, Theobald is a member of the Purdue Agribusiness Club and works on the family farm when home.
The Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2006 in memory of the church's closing in October 2005.

First priority is given to descendents of members of the church at the time of its closing. Second criterion is students living in Dallas Township and/or north of the Salamonie River in Polk Township. Qualifying students may be enrolled in a four-year college or university, junior college, vocational or trade school or in graduate school.