WARSAW — With an unexpected challenging year for Kosciusko County students, the Kosciusko Board of Realtors is still pleased to be able to announce 2020 scholarship winners. Evan Coblentz, Olivia Long, and Jack Stewart are this year’s winners.
Coblentz attended Wawasee High School and plans to attend Purdue University pursuing a double major in animal sciences and education. He expressed that he will either continue on to a master’s in education administration or attend veterinary school to pursue DVM licensure to open a mixed animal practice specializing in caprine genetics and reproduction. Coblentz has been involved in FFA since his freshman year of high school.
“I will be forever grateful for the opportunities it has provided me and for the impact it has had on my career choice,” said Coblentz. “I have grown as a leader through this organization and developed countless valuable life skills.”
Coblentz is the son of Allen and Mindy Coblentz, North Webster.
In addition to her monetary scholarship, Long is the fourth annual winner of “The Spirit of the Heart” award. This award honors REALTOR professionals who have passed that touched their community throughout their lives. KBOR hopes to pass on their spirit of mission and purpose each year with this special award. She is a dedicated member of the North Webster Church of God and has donated countless hours of her time to children’s ministry.
“She is very dedicated to serving others,” said Angie Metcalf, North Webster Church of God. “She is very dedicated to serving others. In my decades of experience in children’s ministry, only people with a true servant heart are able to volunteer with children for any length of time successfully. I believe that Olivia truly has a servant heart.”
Long is currently attending Olivet Nazarene University pursuing a biology major in preparation for medical school. She is the daughter of Paul and Kristina Long, Syracuse.
A graduate of Warsaw Community High School, Stewart currently attends Indiana University majoring in earth sciences-geology.
“An Earth Science B.S. degree will enable me to pursue a career as a geologist, where I can contribute to the world in important ways including the issue of climate change,” said Stewart. “Pursuing a career as a geologist will enable me to engage in meaningful work in a field that inspires me.”
“I can assure you that if you award your scholarship to Jack, you can be confident in your investment,” said Elle Turley of SYM Financial Advisors in a letter of recommendation. “He is a talented young man who has never let challenges thwart his path to success.”
He is the son of Scott and Cassandra Stewart, Warsaw.
From 1993 to date, KBOR has awarded $81,000 in scholarships. The KBOR scholarship is specifically designed to identify and encourage bright and motivated students in Kosciusko County.