2016 Rymer Scholarship Winners Announced
Lee University recently announced the 2016 Rymer Scholarship winners. Three Gold Scholars, three Silver Scholars, and three Bronze Scholars were presented awards at the annual Rymer Scholars banquet at Lee on Friday, April 29.
The scholarships are awarded annually by the Rymer Foundation, established by Hoyle Rymer and his father, the late Robert Rymer. The awards honor exceptional achievement and encourage high school students in the area to continue their education in Cleveland. Since the scholarship’s inception in 1989, nearly 200 Clevelanders have earned the title “Rymer Scholar.”
Nine finalists were chosen for the 2016 awards. Principals from Bradley Central High School (BCHS), Cleveland High School (CHS), and Walker Valley High School (WVHS) nominated guidance counselors to serve on the selection committee alongside Lee University representatives.
This year’s Rymer Gold winners are Malakai Cabrera (BCHS), son of Mitch and Cristi Cabrera; Hannah Holley (BCHS), daughter of Jeff and Karen Holley; and Breanna Long (WVHS), daughter of David and Brenda Long. They will each receive a scholarship of $10,000.
The Rymer Silver winners are Stephanie Bowman (WVHS), daughter of Steve and Debra Bowman; Chastin Kim (CHS), son of Kile and Ramona Kim; and Caitlin Lay (WVHS), daughter of Charlie and Lisa Lay. They will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.
The Rymer Bronze Scholars will receive a scholarship of $2,000. The winners are Lily Freeman (BCHS), daughter of David and Corinne Freeman; Chase Henderson (CHS), son of Tim and Renee Henderson; and Gustavo Wilhelm (CHS), son of Ricardo and Lissette Wilhelm.
The selection committee reviewed the applications and conducted interviews with each finalist. Winners were chosen based on outstanding high school achievement and demonstrated potential for a successful college career. Scholars were assessed based on their leadership in extracurricular, athletic, and church-based activities, high-school rank and grade point average, college entrance exam scores, and the interview.
All monetary awards will be dispersed to the winners over a period of four years.
For more information about the Rymer Scholarship, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 614-8500.
PHOTO: The 2016 Rymer Scholarship Winners are pictured here (left to right) Chase Henderson, Lily Freeman, Gustavo Wilhelm, Caitlin Lay, Chastin Kim, Stephanie Bowman, Malakai Cabrera, Breanna Long, and Hannah Holley. (Photo taken by Zach Camp)