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.