Pictured is CSB Trust Officer Leon Klotz, left, with 2012 Frisbie Scholarship winners,left to right, Andrea Wester, Molly White and Nicole Springer. Absent was Bailey Walton. Photo by Mike Leckband
Cherokee State Bank each year is able to award scholarships to Cherokee County students who are going to college from three different funds with which they are entrusted. One is the Fannye Ament Scholarship; another is the Brummer-Stiles-Duncan Scholarship; and the third is the Florence Frisbie Scholarship.
There were eight Cherokee County students who were selected to receive the scholarships this year, and recently several of those students were able to meet at the bank with CSB Vice-President and Trust Officer Leon Klotz to personally receive their scholarship check.
Leon Klotz, right, of Cherokee State Bank recently presented Brooke Luetkeman, left, and Jordan Jones each with a $1,000 Brummer-Stiles-Duncan Scholarships. Photo by Mike Leckband
Klotz presented four $1,000 scholarships from the Florence Frisbie Scholarship Fund to graduates. The first scholarship went to Andrea Wester, the daughter of Eric and Sara Wester. A graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, Andrea earned a GPA of 4.0 and she plans on attending Iowa State University, where she will major in Biology-Pre Optometry. The second Frisbie scholarship went to Molly White, who graduated from Cherokee Washington High School with a GPA of 3.8 and plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa to study Art and Photography. Molly is the daughter of Ennis and Lisa White. The third Frisbie scholarship went to Nicole Springer, who graduated from Cherokee Washington High School with a GPA of 3.6. The daughter of Fred and Linda Springer plans to attend Creighton University this fall. The final scholarship was awarded to Bailey Walton, who graduated from Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn with a GPA of 3.5 and plans to attend South Dakota State University.Bailey is the daughter of Randy and Mindy Walton.
Leon Klotz, left, of Cherokee State Bank, with 2012 Ament Scholarship winners Courtney Behrens, center, and Mikaela Booth, right. Photo by Mike Leckband
Klotz presented Courtney Behrens and Mikaela Booth with the Fannye Ament Educational Scholarship, Both scholarships were for $200. Behrens is a graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, where she earned a GPA of 3.99. She plans to study General Pre-Veterinary at the Iowa State University this fall. She is the daughter of Keith and Deneise Behrens. Booth is a graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, and earned a GPA of 3.7. She also plans to attend the Iowa State University this fall to study Zoology-Animal Science-Veterinary.
Brooke Luetkemanand Jordan Jones each received a $1,000 Brummer-Stiles-Duncan Scholarship. Luetkeman attended Cherokee Washington High School, where she earned a GPA of 3.98, and she plans to attend Dordt College to study Ag & Animal Science. She is the daughter of Bill and Kim Luetkeman.
Jones, a graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, where she earned a 3.4 GPA, plans on attending the University of Northern Iowa to study Graphic Design. She is the daughter of Scott and Carla Jones.