New Haven High School senior Luke Gerlemann is this year's recipient of
New Haven High School’s oldest privately endowed scholarship: the Scheer
Luke, the son of Jim and Lisa Gerlemann, received the scholarship worth
$5,000 at the school's 114th
annual commencement exercise last Thursday
night. The Scholarship is payable during a four year period. This is the 30th
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 from the trust etc., along with a committee of faculty and school
board members, selected Luke for the award based on academic
performance and potential, interest in continuation of his education, character,
Luke was a member of the National Honor Society, FBLA, student council,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes and played basketball. He was the class vice
president for all 4 years and volunteered at many activities at school and in the
Luke will attend the University of Missouri - Columbia next fall.
Meagan Holtmeyer receives both the Graden D. Lovelace Memorial Scholarship for STEM and the William N. Kelley Family Scholarship
As you know, the situation with COVID-19 has been evolving constantly and rapidly. Yesterday, statewide pandemic restrictions changed.
Governor Mike Parson stated, “The virus is still out there, and it is still extremely important for everyone to continue social distancing.
Avoid large, congested crowds.
And if you can’t social distance, take extra precautions to protect yourself and those around you.”
In late April, the seniors responded to a survey which showed they preferred an outdoor ceremony with more guests allowed to an indoor ceremony with limited guests. Based on these results, advice from the health department, and Governor Parson’s recent announcement, the NHHS Class of 2020 graduation ceremony will remain outdoors but without a restriction on the number of guests per student. However, just as Governor Parson recommended, we ask that our families practice social distancing.
While we are no longer limiting the number of guests per student, we encourage you to invite immediate family members such as parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. in order to protect guests that may be at a higher risk for contracting the disease. There will be an area reserved for those individuals wishing to social distance. We still plan to live-stream and record the graduation ceremony for those guests that cannot attend.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in a time of uncertainty. We encourage you to contact the high school with any questions or concerns.
The pieces that were bound for the canceled 2020 Four Rivers Conference Art show at ECC are now on display at Scenic Regional Library New Haven. Artwork will be changed in two weeks to display all competition artwork. The show will hang through the end of June.
Thank you to Scenic Regional Library for hosting the 2020 New Haven High School student art show!