Forsythe, Lippe earn scholarships for being Lilly Endowment finalists

Alexandra Forsythe (left) and Zachary Lippe
Alexandra Forsythe (left) and Zachary Lippe Photos provided.

Alexandra Forsythe and Zachary Lippe, currently seniors at Eagle Academy and Huntington North High schools, respectively, have been named as 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship finalists for Huntington County. As such, both will receive $1,500 scholarships for each of their four years of undergraduate study provided by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Forsythe is the daughter of Cheryl and John Forsythe, of Huntington. She has been accepted to attend numerous schools majoring in electrical engineering and computer engineering plus minors in computer science and math. She plans to pursue a Master of Science degree in either electrical or computer engineering, earn her PhD, and teach at the college level.

A leader and multiple award winner in 4-H, Forsythe is also involved in a ballroom dance troupe, Purdue Sci-TEC, skiing and snowboarding group, classical piano, photography, a laser tag league and paintball team captain, as well as a book club. Her volunteer service includes Huntington County Extension Office, Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva, American Library Association, Dyslexic Kids officer, Indiana Audubon Society, U.S. Geological Survey, Science Central Museum planning committee, Indiana Academy of Science, R4B Foundation board member and spokes-person for Midwest R2 Builders Group.

Lippe is the son of Jody and Chad Lippe, of Huntington. He has been accepted by numerous schools and plans to major in actuarial science, including a minor in statistics, with the goal of working as an actuary. He also plans to keep his passion for music alive, but not as a career path.

While at HNHS, Lippe has participated in marching band, Academic Super Bowl Math Team, Student Council, math tutoring, Huntington Youth Leadership Academy, Freshmen Mentoring, National Honor Society, IPFW Three Rivers Honor Band and Class Council. In addition, he has perfect school attendance through his first three years at HNHS. His community service has included the Huntington City Township Public Library, Catholics in Action Youth Group, baking for Open Door food ministry and serving as a teacher assistant and in church ministry at SS. Peter and Paul Parish.