Celina, Ohio – Wabash Mutual Telephone Company recently awarded scholarships to local high school students furthering their education after graduation.

The students are children of the cooperative’s members and were selected as recipients based on their academics, plans for higher education and community activities.

Wabash began the scholarship program in 2005 as a way to invest in the future of the communities and give back to its members.

Trent Meyer, Clista Hellwarth and Logan Boley

This year, the recipients include: Logan Boley, $500 award, daughter of Larry and Amy Boley of Celina; Clista Hellwarth, $1,000 award, daughter of Garrett and Judy Hellwarth of Parkway; Karlee Huber, $1,000 award, daughter of Carl and Michele Huber of Celina; and Trent Meyer, $500 award, son of Dan and Brenda Meyer of Coldwater.

Karlee Huber

Wabash is proud to be the sponsoring organization of Karlee Huber who also received the Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship, a $2,500 award. This national scholarship program empowers rural youth by giving them opportunities for higher education. Their hope is that these students return to rural America to enhance and enrich their rural community with education and experience. Karlee is one of 47 awardees of this scholarship, chosen from more than 1,500 applications.

Wabash commends the extraordinary talent of each applicant of this year’s scholarship. With the largest applicant pool to date, Wabash wishes each of them every success in their educational pursuits.

Wabash Mutual Telephone Company is a customer-owned, non-profit communications cooperative serving Mercer County with phone, internet and television services. For more information about the cooperative, visit wabash.com.