Scheer Memorial Scholarship
New Haven High School senior Ava Oelrichs is this year's recipient of New
Haven High School’s oldest privately endowed scholarship: The Scheer
Family Memorial Scholarship.
Ava, the daughter of Russ Oelrichs and Wendy Scheer, received the
scholarship worth $5,000 at the school's 117th
annual commencement exercise
May 18th. The Scholarship is payable during a four year period. This is the
33rd year for the scholarship honoring the memory of the late Clara and
Milford F. Scheer and is funded by the Milford F. Scheer Charitable Trust.
The family owned and operated Scheer Transfer Company, a New Haven
based trucking firm until the company ceased operation in 1984. The firm
was in business for nearly 55 years during which time they were active in
many civic projects. Clara Scheer died on Dec. 20, 1976, and Milford Scheer
died on Dec. 31, 1989.
Representatives of the trust, along with a committee of faculty and school
board members, selected Ava for the award based on academic performance
and potential, interest in continuation of her education, character, and
Ava was a cheerleader for 4 years and the squad captain her senior year. She
was a member of the track and field team, National Honor Society, marching
band, FCCLA and class Treasurer. She was President of the National Honor
Society her senior year and section leader in band her senior year.
Ava will attend the University of Missouri to pursue a degree in
Kelley Family Scholarship
Rebecca Joseph, has been honored as New Haven High School’s nineteenth
recipient of the William N. Kelley Family Scholarship from the Class of
2023. Rebecca is the daughter of Shane Joseph and Holly Stockglausner of
The “William N. Kelley Family Scholarship for Science & Engineering
Scholarship” was established by the William N. Kelley family, Mary, Bill,
Bill, Jr., and Tim, to show their appreciation for the educational opportunities
offered by the New Haven School District and to encourage the future of
science and engineering in America. The scholarship is a $5,500 scholarship
payable over 4 years. Only students planning on majors in engineering,
science, or teaching science or math, are eligible to apply.
Rebecca was involved in FCCLA, FBLA, band, National Honor Society,
Track & Field and Scholar Bowl her junior year. She is the section leader of
the trumpet section in concert band.
Rebecca will continue her education at the University of Missouri – Columbia
seeking a degree in Chemistry.
Langenberg Family Scholarship
Lindsey Steinbeck was the recipient of the 16th annual Howard Langenberg Family
Scholarship at the 2023 commencement exercises at New Haven High School.
Lindsey is the daughter of Eric and Julie Steinbeck.
The Langenberg family set up the scholarship fund to give the students at New Haven
High school the opportunity to continue their education at a community college, college
or university that leads to an academic degree. The scholarship is worth $5000 and is
payable over a four year period.
Lindsey was a member of student council, National honor Society, the softball and
basketball teams. She volunteered at Memorial Baptist Church as a Upwards Basketball
Referee and at vacation bible school.
Lindsey is planning to continue her education at the University of Missouri where she
plans to pursue a degree in Animal Science.
Kathryn Spore Memorial Scholarship
Rebecca Joseph was the recipient of the 2nd annual Kathryn Spore Memorial Scholarship at the 2023 commencement exercises at New Haven High School. Rebecca is the daughter of Shane Joseph and Holly Stockglausner of New Haven.
The Kathryn Spore Memorial Scholarship is in honor of a longtime English and history teacher here at New Haven High School. In August 1965, she moved to New Haven High School, where she taught English and American History until May 1997. For Kathryn, teaching was a passion, not a profession. Her great desire to bring literature, music, and American history alive to her students is perhaps her greatest legacy, in addition to her singular personality and enthusiasm. Each student who went through NHHS during Kathryn’s teaching tenure was impacted by her. She is truly a Shamrock legend.
Rebecca was involved in FCCLA, FBLA, band, National Honor Society, Track & Field and Scholar Bowl her junior year. She was the section leader of the trumpet section in concert band.
Rebecca will continue her education at the University of Missouri – Columbia seeking a degree in Chemistry.