Greene County News
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The Wright-Patterson Officers’ Spouses’ Club presented $20,000 in scholarships to one spouse and 10 high school students, all dependents of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base service members, pursuing a degree from a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.
First Command Educational Foundation awarded an additional $1,000 scholarship to the highest scoring high school student. WPOSC’s primary source of funding is the Wright-Patterson OSC Thrift Shop and proceeds from Mah-jongg book sales.
Local winners include:
– $3,000 spouse winner: Ashley Vincent, spouse of 1st Lt. Aaron Vincent; college to attend: Wright State University; course study: Master of Business Administration. Vincent is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. She earned her bachelor of science in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University. Recently, she was named Neiman Marcus Group Loss Prevention Associate of the Quarter.
– $1,000 High School Winner: Sarah Miller, daughter of retired Lt. Col. Scott and Stephanie Miller; school: Fairborn High School; college to attend: University of Dayton.
Miller has earned a letter in golf and cross-country while participating in the symphonic orchestra as a cello first chair. She was named top volunteer with the Fairborn Library and has served on the Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Advisory Board. Other achievements include Honda-OSU Math Medal, Fairborn Top Scholar and Outstanding Senior.
– $1,000 High School Winner: Miriam Hastriter, daughter of Col. Michael and Bethany Hastriter; school: Ohio Connections Academy dual enrolled Clark State Community College; college to attend: Brigham Young University.
While working on base at Fruit for All Reasons, Hastriter has been active in National Honor Society by volunteering with the Beavercreek Library and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She’s been named to the dean’s list at Clark State Community College where she has dual enrollment and placed first in the Ohio Connections Academy Academic Fair.
– $1,500 High School Winner: Alissa Quick, daughter of retired Maj. Steven and Teresa Quick; school: Quick family homeschool, dual enrolled at Sinclair Community College; college to attend: Lakeland Community College.
Quick has received a partial volleyball scholarship to Lakeland Community College and has participated as a right side hitter in the Elevation’s national volleyball team. She also is a PPC FUSE Youth Group member and lead vocalist. She has hundreds of hours of community volunteer service with various organizations.
– $1,500 High School Winner: Luke Stone, son of retired Master Sgt. Christopher and Master Sgt. Kelly Graham; school: Waynesville High School; college to attend: University of Cincinnati or Miami University.
While working four to six days of each week, Stone has served in the student council, sang the national anthem at various military and sporting events, and mentored junior members in both theater and choir. He is also a Thespian Honor Society member.
– $1,500 High School Winner: Brian Trevino, son of Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin and Danielle Trevino; school: Fairborn High School; college to attend: Florida Atlantic University.
Trevino has been a camp counselor for the Alabama Wildlife Federation and was a volunteer junior firefighter with the Holtville, Alabama, fire department. He has lettered in cross-country, track and swimming. He also earned honor roll status at each of the four different high schools he attended.
– $1,500 High School Winner: Gabi Martinez, daughter of Col. Silas and Erin Martinez; school: Beavercreek High School; college to attend: undecided, but plans to study marine biology.
Martinez is a National Honor Society member. She plays the french horn in the symphonic band as first chair. She has earned the two of the highest awards in Girl Scouts: the Silver and Bronze Awards. She’s been a member of the Girl Scouts of the United States for 13 years. She also enjoys many sports and has earned multiple awards for participating in fine arts shows and contests.
– $2,000 High School Winner: Julia Poth, daughter of retired Col. Michael and Karen Poth; school: Bellbrook High School; college to attend: Miami University.
Poth’s accomplishments include being a National Honor Society member, volunteering on multiple mission trips, letter of commendation from National Merit Scholarship Program and earning several athletic awards for high achievement in academics and athletics.
Story courtesy of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.