The Story Scholarship Committee recently selected four outstanding young men and women as scholarship recipients for the 2011-12 academic year.
Cole Cummings, son of Story employee Randy Cummings, was awarded a $750 scholarship. Cole graduated from Roland-Story High School (Story City, Iowa) in 2011 and is currently enrolled at Iowa State University in Ames with hopes of pursuing a career in computer or software engineering. In addition to being an Eagle Scout, Cole played football and baseball in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Clayton Long, son of Story employee Jerry Long, was awarded a $750 scholarship. Clayton is a 2010 graduate of Gilbert High School (Gilbert, Iowa) and is working toward a degree in pre-medicine at Iowa State University. A member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and active in his church, Clayton is looking forward to earning his medical degree and serving patient populations in developing countries.
Kelli Theilen, daughter of Story employee Lori Theilen, was awarded a $500 scholarship. Kelli graduated from Nevada High School (Nevada, Iowa) in 2011 and is currently a student at Rochester Community and Technical College in Minnesota. A member of the school’s soccer team, Kelli is pursuing a double major in pediatric nursing and social sciences.
Alicia Wieland, daughter of Story employee Mark Wieland, was awarded a $500 scholarship. Alicia is a 2011 graduate of Marshalltown Senior High School (Marshalltown, Iowa) and is attending the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Alicia is working toward degrees in dance and mathematics, with hopes of pursuing an advanced degree and career in mathematics or science.
Story Construction established the Story Scholarship Program in 1992 to recognize deserving students who are children of Story Construction employees. To date, $53,000 has been awarded to nearly 70 students to assist them with their educational expenses. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievements, involvement with extracurricular activities and demonstrated commitment to their chosen field.