Smithsburg High Gives Away CFWC Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. presented the following scholarships at Smithsburg High School’s Senior Awards Ceremony:
- Mitchell Akers Leopard Spirit Scholarship of $1,000 each to Quinn Beck-Schmieder and Nicholas Shirey.
- Charas Heurich Memorial Scholarship of $350 to Quinn Wandalowski.
- Hub City Raven’s Roost #124 Inc. “4th and 29” Scholarship of $1,000 to Quinn Beck- Schmieder.
- Officer Christopher Nicholson Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 to Kade Knodle.
- Karen and Wells Ridenour Nursing Scholarship of $1,800 to Kenzie Stout.
- Mike and Marlene Young Scholars Award of $1,800 to Cole Shifflett.
Quinn Beck-Schmieder played both varsity and Club Soccer. She also ran varsity indoor and outdoor track and participated in Young Life. Quinn has enrolled at Hagerstown Community College (HCC).
Nicholas Shirey played varsity soccer all four years of high school, serving as captain his junior and senior years. He also ran indoor and outdoor track. Nicholas will go to HCC and pursue a career in criminal justice.
Quinn Wandalowski ran cross country and varsity track for four years. She also served as vice president for the Student Government Association (SGA), president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and a state charity coordinator and student trainer for the Maryland Association of Student Councils. Quinn will attend the University of Maryland, College Park and major in mechanical engineering.
Kade Knodle coached the PowderPuff Football Team for two years, was on the prom committee, and works part-time. He will go to Coastal Carolina University to pursue a degree in sociology, in hopes of working for the FBI one day.
In high school, Kenzie Stout took AP classes and was enrolled in HCC’s Essence Program. She also played volleyball, was in orchestra, the National Honor Society, Link Crew and SGA. Kenzie will begin her studies at HCC with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing and become a labor and delivery nurse.
Cole Shifflett ran cross country and track and field. He participated in FCA, Bethel Youth Group, SGA, orchestra, National Honor Society and the Smithsburg Academic Leadership Team. Cole plans to major in accounting at James Madison University.