Education Briefs 09-13-14


Elmwood’s Garrett Benschoter awarded Gleaner scholarship
The Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation has  announced Garrett Benschoter as the
recipient of a $1,000 Frank and Shirley Dick  Scholarship Award. Benschoter’s parents are Rex and
Annette Benschoter.
Benschoter was one of 126 recipients selected to receive a 2014 scholarship award from the Gleaner Life
Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation. In addition, he also received a $10,000 Just For Scholars life
insurance certificate from Gleaner Life Insurance Society.
A 2014 graduate of Elmwood High School, he will attend Owens Community College majoring in Mechanics and
Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships on a competitive basis to
Gleaner members and/or family of members.
Perrysburg’s Jeffrey Wilson joins leadership organization
Jeffrey Wilson of Perrysburg has been appointed to the student leadership organization of cadre within
the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Randolph-Macon Academy.
He is the son of Charles and Christine Wilson of Lake Township, and is a Falcon Scholar at R-MA.
He received the position of Flight Adjutant with the rank of cadet second lieutenant. Only students with
records of strong academics and leadership abilities are eligible for the academy’s cadet officer and
non-commissioned officer ranks.
Randolph-Macon Academy is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades SIX
through 12.
St. Wendelin seeks homes for international students
FOSTORIA – One of the agencies that partners with St. Wendelin Catholic School to provide international
students from a multitude of countries needs help placing 100 additional students who were unable to be
placed with host families prior to the school year by a different exchange company. These students are
still looking for willing American families to open their homes and hearts to foreign exchange study.

Host families will receive a stipend for taking in these students and providing basic needs throughout
the school year. Due to the large number of international students needing immediate placement, the
agency will do its best to find students from countries of choice.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Herman, international program coordinator, at
[email protected] or 419-619-2055.
State schools association soliciting student videos
The Ohio School Boards Association seeking videos from high school students as part of OSBA’s "Stand
Up for Public Schools" promotional campaign (visit for more
information) and is open to high school students in OSBA-member districts.
Public high schools are invited to submit a video (maximum length is 90 seconds) that conveys the
contest’s theme. The format is up to the students, but no professional assistance can be provided to
produce the video.
The top three videos will win prizes for their respective schools, and will be posted on OSBA’s web site
and featured at OSBA’S Capital Conference in November.
The submission deadline is Oct. 10.
For contest entry materials go to

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