Honesdale High School seniors, Emma Olver and Tim Brown were each recipients of a $1500.00 scholarship award from the Beech Grove Grange #1089. Each year the Grange makes these presentations to worthy seniors who will be continuing their education in agriculture and related fields.
Emma will be attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Biology- pre-Veterinary Medicine. Tim will be attending Johnson College and will be studying diesel truck technology.
Grange Master Leroy Spoor stated “the Grange through the years has been the foundation for agricultural activities in Wayne County and tries each year to keep this tradition alive by making these scholarships available to young people as they continue their education in this field.”
This year is the 125th anniversary of the Beech Grove Grange. The Grange was organized in 1893 in a one-room schoolhouse across the road from the present building on Grange Road. The present building was built in 1900 and is one of the few granges still active today in Wayne County.
The Grange wishes to thank Guidance Counselors, Paul Reiprich and Amy Neugebauer,Carla Swendsen, administrative assistant at the high school, and Principal, Christopher Pietraszewski for their assistance in this matter.