FENTON, Mo. – The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce recognized 11 recent graduates from the Fenton region with scholarships to continue their education at a membership luncheon this month. Since 1987, the Fenton Chamber has had the privilege of awarding 355 high school graduates with scholarship funds totaling over $300,000. The scholarship program is funded primarily through proceeds from major fundraiser events and contributions from members of the Fenton Chamber business community.
This year’s recipients include: from Rockwood Summit High School – Ryan Speckman and Nathan Voss; from Lindbergh High School – Achintya Benegal and Lindsey Wolf; from Northwest High School – Hunter Dickemper and Kamryn Graff; from Cor Jesu Academy – Kathryn Echele and Gabriella Krisanic; from Lutheran High School South – Madison Butterfield and Olivia Gravette; from Nerinx Hall – Leah Rampsott.
Funds awarded also included several special and sponsored scholarships:
Hunter Dickemper is the recipient of the Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers sponsored scholarship, awarded to a graduate who plans to attend Jefferson College and pursue a career in the automobile mechanics industry.
Kamryn Graff received the Ginny Goede Scholarship, established in 2002 as a tribute to Ginny’s untiring dedication to the Chamber, to helping others and to giving back to the community.
Olivia Gravette is the recipient of the inaugural Jeannie Braun Leadership Award, named in honor of the former FACC Executive Director for her 16 years of service to the organization.
Ryan Speckman received the Edward Jones – Matt Thomason sponsored scholarship, awarded to a graduate in pursuit of a career in the financial services industry.
Nathan Voss is the recipient of the Mia Hickman Memorial scholarship, awarded to a deserving student by Todd and Susan Hickman in honor of their late daughter Mia Hickman.
Lindsey Wolf received the Mercy Hospital South sponsored scholarship, awarded to a graduate in pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry.
This luncheon was sponsored by Edward Jones – Sean C. King, who presented the awards with Ginny Goede (The Jewelry Connection) and Missouri House Representative Shamed Dogan (District 98). Scholarship recipients, and invited guests, were in attendance to receive their awards and to be recognized for their many outstanding achievements.
Pictured (left to right): Joe Mueller – Executive Director, Fenton Chamber; Shamed Dogan – Missouri House Representative, District 98;
Bill Hoefer – Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Hospital South; Lindsey Wolf; Ryan Speckman; Leah Ramspott;Olivia Gravette; Kamryn Graff; Achintya Benegal; Ginny Goede – The Jewelry Connection; Sean King – Edward Jones.
Recipients not pictured: Madison Butterfield, Hunter Dickemper, Kathryn Echele, Gabriella Krisanic, Nathan Voss
The Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce supports, promotes & encourages shopping local and keeping business in Fenton. The organization also serves as a link between our members and the community, providing members with tools to succeed in business through networking, marketing, and educational opportunities.