Erin, the daughter of Jim and Angie Scheer, received the scholarship worth $5,000 at the school's 110th annual commencement exercise last Thursday night. The Scholarship is payable during a four year period. This is the 26th 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 Erin for the award based on academic performance and potential, interest in continuation of his education, character, and leadership.
Erin was the National Honor Society President and the Future Business Leaders of America President. She was voted by her teammates as the captain of her basketball and volleyball teams. Erin is also a member of the Academic All Conference Teams and is Academic All State in both basketball and volleyball. She is also a member of many other organizations.
Erin will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia next fall to study business.