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Clear Fork student awarded Rumpke Scholarship

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 7/29/2014

While maintaining a 4.15 GPA throughout high school, Matthew Kochheiser of Clear Fork High School still found time to help the environment.

Kochheiser was recognized with the 2014 Rumpke Richland County Scholarship. The $1,000 award was presented at Rumpke's Noble Road Landfill in Shiloh.

In high school, Kochheiser was vice president of his class and a member of the marching band, tennis team and National Honor Society. As a Boy Scout for 12 years, he participated in many recycling and community cleanup projects.Through the science club, he helped place recycling collection containers throughout the school for paper, bottles, cans and cardboard.

Kochheiser plans to attend Mount Vernon Nazarane University as a biology pre- med major. He wants to be a medical doctor.

"We are excited to award Matthew Kochheiser with the annual Rumpke Richland County Scholarship, a tradition started in 2010," said Andrew Rumpke, vice president. "Matthew exhibits the work ethic and attitude needed to make our community a better place."

The Rumpke Richland County Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at any Richland County high school pursuing a degree at an accredited institution.

Previous recipients include:

2013 – Gretchen Sauder, Crestview High School

2012 – Madeline Zupan of St. Peter's High School

2011 – Elizabeth Greenslade of Shelby High School

2010 – Brian Knowlton of Madison High School.

 This year, Rumpke awarded nearly $20,000 in scholarships to students in its service territory.

Rumpke has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. With regional offices and nearly 100 employees throughout Richland County, Rumpke is one of the nation's largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. .

   
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