Scholarship Winners 2020
Northern Columbus Kiwanis supports and encourages higher education, which is why we offer college scholarships worth $1000.00 to graduating high school seniors. Students attending Whetstone, Thomas Worthington, Worthington Christian, Bishop Watterson and Linworth Alternative. are eligible to apply. Also, if you are a student at another high school you may also be eligible. Students enrolling in a 2-year or 4-year college program, or a vocational school, are eligible to apply.
Below are the three recipients of the 2020 Northern Kiwanis Club scholarships: Eleanor Weiker, Louis Schirmer and Leah Lindemeyer. We wish them much success as they begin their college experience.
Congratulations to the 2020 Northern Kiwanis Scholarship recipients:
Eleanor Weiker attended Thomas Worthington High School where she was enrolled in the Linworth Experiential Program. Eleanor created and taught a course in Environmental Sustainability, called Tree Huggers, tutored middle school students, and volunteered at an animal shelter. She spent time in Peru where she volunteered at a hospital and orphanage. Eleanor was a member of the soccer and track and field teams. She values the opinions of others and believes that “giving back to my community is rewarding.” Eleanor is enrolled at the College of Wooster where she majors in biology.
Louis Schirmer attended Whetstone High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and Whetstone National Honor Society. Louis took classes at the Ohio State University while in high school, and was voted captain of the soccer and tennis teams. He assisted high school and elementary school students with homework, and as a LYFT crew member Louis helped incoming students adjust to the high school experience. One school counselor described Louis as “being held in the highest regard by both faculty and students.” Louis attends Kenyon College where he majors in French.
Leah Lindemeyer attended Thomas Worthington High School where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, and served on Student Council. Leah received the Excellence in Journalism Award and served as a mentor to freshmen students. Leah was voted captain of the Swim and water polo teams, and was awarded a Global Scholars Diploma from the Columbus Council on World Affairs. Leah defines service and leadership as “someone who goes out of their way to help others and doesn’t expect recognition.” Leah attends Michigan State University where she majors in Communications.