Essay about Dale Darnell Class Of 1984 Scholarship

Essay about Dale Darnell Class Of 1984 Scholarship

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Dale Darnell Class of 1984 Scholarship
Graduating seniors from Durant Community Schools are eligible to apply for the Dale Darnell Class of 1984 Scholarship. The scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books and room and board at an accredited higher education institution. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to one male or one female each year. The scholarship criteria are:
• Participation in at least one extracurricular activity at Durant High School for each year of high school. It is not required that all four years of participation be in the same extracurricular activity.
• Participation in community service
• Have worked a part-time or summer job during high school
• At least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 weighted grade pointed average.
• Provide a copy of your high school transcripts
Scholarship applications must be returned to the Durant Community Schools Education Foundation: Kenneth Huesmann, President DCSEF, 2824 220 ST. STOCKTON, IA 52769 no later than April 22.
Name: Summer Slininger Date of birth: 03/02/1998
Address: 205 Lake Drive, Durant, IA 52747 Phone number: (563) 508-9131
Name of parent or guardian: Steve and Cindy Slininger
Parent’s address (if different): N/A
High school GPA: 3.9

1. List all your high school classes and your instructors Junior and Senior year.
Junior Year Senior Year
Lifestyle P.E. – Mr. Willie Weights – Mr. Strub
Chamber Choir – Mr. Lee Chamber Choir – Mr. Lee
Adventure Literature – Mrs. Mueller Advanced Math – Mr. Kramer
Math 3 – Ms. Helling Physics – Ms. Given
Chemistry – Ms. Given Government – Mr. Straube
Spanish 4 – Mr....


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...t demonstrate my leadership and quality characteristics. Thank you for making it possible for students to follow their dreams.




Dale was a lively, outgoing, friendly, caring, funny and hardworking young man. He loved playing the saxophone, was active in wrestling and football. Dale worked at his parent’s grocery store in Davenport and had to be at work at 4 AM twice a week during the school year to unload the truck. Dale loved to have fun and was an excellent team player.
Dale passed away while attending the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines his freshman year. Dale and another student Cheryl Martz were both killed in a hotel fire. This was a devastating time for the entire Durant School District, the Community and especially Dale’s family, friends and classmates. The Durant High School Class of 1984 is providing this scholarship in memory of Dale.

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