Scott Ewing Memorial Senior Scholarship Winners Announced
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[May 19, 2014]
year, the Olympia Ministerial Alliance awards scholarships to area
seniors at graduation. The scholarship is named the “Scott Ewing
Memorial Senior Scholarship” in honor of Scott Ewing, a youth
minister from Minier who invested great time and concern in our area
young people. He was tragically killed in an automobile accident in
December of 2004. This scholarship seeks to honor those graduating
seniors from Olympia High School who exemplify their Christian life
and character at school, their church, within their community, and
with their life goals.
This scholarship is funded by donations from
churches, church related groups, and individuals in the Olympia
area. Without their help, this scholarship would not be possible.
This year, the Olympia Ministerial Alliance will be awarding two
awards of $1000 each. It is our hope and intent that these awards
would be an encouragement to these young people as they pursue their
The Olympia Ministerial Alliance is proud to announce this year’s
award winners are Fraley Downey and Gabriele Meissner.
Fraley is the daughter of Chris and Tanya Downey of Armington. She
will be attending Lincoln Christian University in the fall, with the
intention of becoming a nurse through OSF St. Francis.
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Gabriele is the daughter of Manfred and Rebecca Meissner of Minier.
She will be attending the University of Minnesota, studying
neurobiology and psychology.
Our winners will receive these awards at the Olympia Baccalaureate
service on May 16th at 7:30 P.M. The Olympia Ministerial Alliance is
pleased to congratulate these young people on their lives and
Anyone interested in donating to the scholarship fund may send their
contribution to the Scott Ewing Scholarship Fund, c/o Pastor Kurt
Walker, Hopedale Mennonite Church, 5192 Hopedale Rd. Hopedale, IL
61747. For more information you may call (217) 648-2464.