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2020 Scholarship Recipients

The Western Economic Council offers scholarship awards to graduating
high school students in our area.  These grants recognize good students
for their scholastic achievements, participation in school and
extracurricular activities and work, and their contributions to their
communities.  The awards are intended for the students’ use in
continuing their educations in college, trade or vocational school.  We
hope that many of these students will return to this area and continue
to work to improve the quality of life in Western Hamilton County.

Caroline Eichorn – Oak Hills High School
Justin Hauser – Colerain High School
AJ Wessel – St. Xavier High School
Anna Miller – Seton High School

Caroline Eichorn is a recent graduate of Oak Hills High School. Caroline
graduated first in her class out of 626 students. She is a member of the
National Honor society and received an Honors Diploma from the State of
Ohio upon her graduation from Oak Hills. Caroline was the captain of the
swim and dive team, member of the tennis team, and a member of student
council. She has always found the time to volunteer throughout the area.
She is truly an elite student athlete and will be attending Calhoun
Honors College at Clemson University in the Fall with plans to attend
medical school following her undergraduate graduation.

AJ Wessel recently graduated from St. Xavier High School. AJ was chosen
for his passion to help others. He describes himself as “a man for
others.” AJ’s strength is his passion to serve and his tremendous
commitment to volunteering to help others in Western Hamilton County. He
has consistently held a high GPA while holding his position as the
Football manager for St. Xavier High School and countless hours of
volunteerism: including, but not limited to Matthew 25 Ministries, Over
the Rhine Sir Center, Bethany House, Ronald McDonald House and the
Freestore Foodbank. AJ will be attending University of Cincinnati in the
Fall managing the headset communication for Luke Fickell’s Bearcats,
followed by medical school thereafter.

Justin Hauser recently graduated from Colerain High School. Justin
Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.  In Justin’s junior year of High School he
attended a college level class in financial services in which Justin
described as uncovering his “natural desire for a future business
career.”   Justin was chosen for the WEC Scholarship due to his
leadership and involvement as a high school student to prepare for his
future career in business. Most notably, Justin was elected as Vice
President of the Business Professionals of America for the entire state
of Ohio.  Justin was the VP of an organization of over 10,000 students
in the State of Ohio. Justin will be attending the Ohio State University
in the Fall with a major in Finance Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Anna Miller recently graduated from Seton High School. Anna graduated
with a GPA of 4.57 with mostly AP courses. She is a member of the
varsity swimming and tennis teams. Anna has worked as a swim instructor
in addition to being an entreprenuer with her own independent bourbon
barrel wood custom design business, that she marketed through social
media to make a substantial profit. She has tremendous involvement in
Seton High School, as well as being a volunteer in Western Hamilton
County. Anna will be attending Ohio State University in the Fall.

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