ORIGINALLY WRITTEN STAFF
Jodi Warkentin, a senior at Maize High School and daughter of John and Julie Warkentin of Wichita, and Sara Waldner, a senior at Willow Lake High School and daughter of Galen and Kim Waldner of Carpenter, S.D., have each been awarded the Tabor College Presidential Scholarship, which will pay nearly 75 percent of their tuition costs.
Twenty-one students competed for the Presidential Scholarship worth $9,067 this year, and three-quarters of the previous years tuition for a total of $36,268 over the next four years.
These students’ cumulative grade-point averages were multiplied by their highest ACT test scores.
To qualify, a resulting product of 110 was required. Qualifiers were invited to Tabor’s campus for a day of interviews and further testing.
Two Presidential Scholarship and five Dean’s Scholarship winners were selected. Both scholarships are renewable for an additional three years by maintaining a specific grade point average: 3.5 or higher for the Presidential Scholarship and 3.25 or higher for the Dean’s Scholarship.
Students receiving the Dean’s Scholarship, worth $6,045 this year, and half of the previous year’s tuition for a total of $24,180 over the next four years are: Grant Brubacher, a senior at Hillsboro High School and son of Don and Janette Brubacher; Edward Hett II, a senior at Trinity Academy and son of Edward and Jean Hett of Wichita; Thaine Kesler, a senior at Sabetha High School and son of Steven and Sandy Kesler; Jeremy Loewen, a senior at Hillsboro High School and son of Charlie and Mary Loewen; and Josh Wertenberger, a senior at Sabetha High School and son of Rixey and Brenda Wertenberger.