Martin, the son of Carol Burkhardt and Michael Husmann, received the scholarship worth $5,000 at the school's 113th annual commencement exercise last Thursday night. The Scholarship is payable during a four year period. This is the 29th 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 Martin for the award based on academic performance and potential, interest in continuation of his education, character, and leadership.
Martin was a member of the cross country team, basketball, and track team. He participated in FBLA, National Honor Society, student council, Conservation Club, and Scholar Bowl. He was also a member of the St. Peter’s United Church Christ Youth Group, helped at the New Haven Food Pantry, and Friendship Plate.
Martin will attend the University of Missouri - Columbia next fall to pursue a degree in Accounting.