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St. Henry Senior Wins City of Erlanger Scholarship

The City of Erlanger awarded its annual scholarship to St. Henry High School senior Caroline Gartner.

The Erlanger resident was chosen from among nine applicants for the $1,500 prize, which can be used for post-secondary education.

Erlanger city council presented the award at Tuesday's meeting. It was handed out by Brian Beecham, whose daughter, Olivia Beechem, won the award last year. Olivia Beechem could not attend because of finals at Bellarmine University.

“Thank you all for even considering me for this scholarship,” said Gartner. “It’s an honor to receive this. I know I will use it to represent Erlanger to the best of my ability.”

Gartner is on the honor roll, captain of the Crusaders soccer team, and a member of the tennis team, the Pro-Life Club, the Pep Club, and Student Ambassadors.

She has spent more than 255 hours volunteering at local agencies, including the Mary Rose Mission in Florence.

“Caroline has been a faithful volunteer of the Mary Rose Mission,” said Cindy Harris, executive director. “She steps up to any challenge and fulfills all duties thoroughly and

Gartner plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall and double major in business and engineering.

“Caroline is an intelligent, hardworking and dedicated student,” said Susan Daugherty, senior counselor at St. Henry. “You would be hard-pressed to find a more motivated, conscientious and kind individual.”

-Staff report