The Story Scholarship Committee recently selected five outstanding young men and women as scholarship recipients for the 2012-13 academic year.
Cole Cummings, son of Story employee Randy Cummings, was awarded a $500 scholarship. Cole graduated from Roland-Story High School (Story City, Iowa) in 2011 and is currently a sophomore in Software Engineering at Iowa State University in Ames. In addition to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, Cole also received the Presidential Award for Competitive Excellence from Iowa State for his ACT scores and grades in high school. He is currently a member of the Software Engineering Club, the Information Assurance Student Group and the Video Game Development Club.
Taylor Kutchen, son of Story employee Mark Kutchen, was awarded a $500 scholarship. Taylor is a 2010 graduate of Ames High School (Ames, Iowa) and is working toward a degree in Psychology at St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.). A member of the St. Olaf men's swimming team, Taylor is looking forward to earning a master's degree and doctorate in Psychology and pursuing a career in counseling.
Clayton Long, son of Story employee Jerry Long, was awarded a $500 scholarship. Clayton is a 2010 graduate of Gilbert High School (Gilbert, Iowa) and is currently a junior in Kinesiology/Pre-Medicine at Iowa State University. A member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and active in the Greek community, Clayton hopes to earn his medical degree and become a pediatrician serving young patients in developing countries.
Zachary McAllister, son of Story employee Richard McAllister, was awarded a $500 scholarship. Zachary graduated from Panorama High School (Panora, Iowa) in 2011 and is currently studying Business/Information Systems at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. An accomplished photographer, Zachary is pursuing a career in web programming.
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 Iowa State University. Alicia is working toward a degrees in Industrial Engineering, with hopes of finishing in less than four years and beginning a career in a manufacturing systems setting.
Story Construction established the Story Scholarship Program in 1992 to recognize deserving students who are children of Story Construction employees. To date, more than $55,000 has been awarded to 72 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.
Pictured L-R: Cole Cummings, Taylor Kutchen, Clayton Long, Zachary McAllister and Alicia Wieland