American Legion raises more than $14K for FCHS scholarships

Franklin County High School graduating seniors were recently awarded more than $14,000 in scholarships by Bernard Hurst American Legion Post #77. (Provided Photo)

BROOKVILLE, IN — Bernard Hurst American Legion Post #77 in Brookville awarded $14,300 in scholarships this year to graduating seniors in the Class of 2022 at Franklin County High School.

A chicken dinner drive-thru and cash raffle raised money for the scholarships.

Chairmen Bill Higgs and Mike Biltz conducted the fundraisers with the help of over 30 volunteers.

The project was a combined effort of Legion members, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion (SAL).

Commander Chris Dixon, Ladies Auxiliary President Sherry Murrell, and SAL Commander Craig Hertel presented checks valued at $650 each to Jenna Bruns, Savannah Wyckoff, Dylan Bennett, Anne Becker, Ross Rosemeyer, Kacie Williams, Clayton Pallares, Austin Hill, Caroline Volk, Shelby Rosenberger, Macie Fohl, Gracie Roth, Braylin Minniti, Haley Barker, Regan Barker, Alexandra Gillman, Michaela Ferman, Rachael Grubb, Brittany Halcomb, Kelsie Brackney, Bridger Bolos and Dalen Wessel.

The scholarship program was established by the late Ray Amrhein, the first superintendent of the Franklin County Community School Corporation and a past Post #77 Commander.