Six Mercer County seniors have been nominated for the annual Franklin B. Walter Scholastic Award.
One of those students will be chosen as the county winner during a banquet April 26. That winner then will compete for the state title, to be announced May 3 in Columbus.
The local nominees are:
¥ Craig Kaiser, Coldwater school, the son of Roger and Brenda Kaiser. He is ranked first in his class of 127 and has a 4.36 grade point average.
His activities this school year include student council, Key Club, scholastic team, youth group, National Honor Society, math league, pep band, band, jazz band, track and field and cross country. He also has been a tutor and mass server. ¥ Dianna Schwegman, Celina, the daughter of Robert and Linda Schwegman. She is ranked first in her class of 217 and has a 4.05 grade point average.
Some of her activities include volunteering as a teacher's aide and being a member of the volleyball team, scholastic team, Young Democrats, junior scholars, National Honor Society, Varsity C Club, German club and Junior Engineering Technical Society.
¥ Amanda Hein, Fort Recovery, the daughter of Chuck and Angelika Hein. She is ranked first in her class of 72 and has a 4.0 grade point average.
Her senior activities include concert, marching and pep bands, Catholic Youth Organization, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Teachers of America, German club, golf, math science club, TEAMS member, National Honor Society, SADD, scholastic bowl and student council. She also is the senior class treasurer.
¥ Bethany Stammen, St. Henry school, the daughter of Kenneth and Ann Stammen. She has a 4.0 grade point average and is ranked first in her class of 91 students.
Her recent activities include academic team, art club, band, drama club, junior scholars, National Honor Society, We the People, Catholic Youth Organization and volunteering as a church lector.
¥ Katie King, Parkway, the daughter of Michael and Ann King. She has a 4.0 grade point average and is ranked first in her class of 96 students.
Her recent activities include golf, softball, FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honor Society. She also is a member of the Rockford United Methodist Church.
¥ Stefanie Christopher, Marion Local, the daughter of Roman and Noemi Schaefer. She is ranked first in her class and has a 4.012 grade point average.
Her senior activities include National Honor Society, math and science club, Future Teachers of America, art club, junior scholars, SADD, Varsity M Club, cheerleading, band, cross country, track, 4-H, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Catholic Youth Organization. She also is the class president and a church volunteer.
The county awards program will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 26 in the Galleria in Celina. Guest speaker will be Mike Wuebker.