New Haven High School senior Kate Ruediger is this year's recipient of New
Haven High School’s oldest privately endowed scholarship: the Scheer
Kate, the daughter of Rick and Pam Ruediger, received the scholarship worth
$5,000 at the school's 112th
annual commencement exercise last Thursday
night. The Scholarship is payable during a four year period. This is the 28th
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 Kate for the award based on academic performance
and potential, interest in continuation of her education, character, and
Kate was a member of the volleyball, basketball, and track teams. She
participated in marching band, FBLA, National Honor Society, student
council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the pep club. She did volunteer
work with the ringing of the bell for the Salvation Army, Lion's Club Easter
Egg Hunt, and also helped at elementary basketball and volleyball
Kate will attend the University of Missouri - Columbia next fall to pursue a
degree in Accounting.