26 September Valparaiso, Indiana - June 2023 September 26, 2023 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles Indiana People Helping Peopl, PHP, Charity, Indiana 0 The Valparaiso Eagle Riders created a scholarship committee and presented two graduating high school seniors with $500 each. From the June 2023 edition of People Helping People. Related Articles Beloit, Kansas - June 2023 On Sunday May 7th, members of the Solomon Valley Eagles Memorial Scholarship Committee presented awards to three area High School Seniors. This scholarship is funded by Solomon Valley Eagles Aerie #3507, located in Beloit, KS. The Solomon Valley Eagles Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to qualifying High School Seniors who, through their academic record, extracurricular activities, and volunteerism demonstrate qualities of the future leaders of their generation. The Scholarship Committee reviews each application in detail, and this year a total of 27 applications were received from the area and surrounding schools. The students selected to receive each of the three $750.00 awards this year were Shelly Chen, Kyera Ryser, and Carter Rathbun. Shelly Chen is a Senior at Beloit Junior Senior High School and is the daughter of Amy and Stanley Chen of Beloit. Shelly is involved in several activities including band, tennis, scholars bowl, forensics, theatre, Science Club, National Honor Society, and golf. She has also served as a class officer for the last three years. When not participating in extracurriculars or volunteering, Shelly works part time for her parents at the China House. After graduation, Shelly plans to attend the University of Kansas pursuing a degree in Psychology, followed by Medical School with the goal of entering a Psychiatric Residency Program. Kyera Ryser is a Senior at Beloit Junior Senior High School and is the daughter of Sean and Tori Ryser of Beloit. Kyera has been involved in FCCLA, Track, Wrestling Manager, along with several community volunteer opportunities. She has served as the District Secretary for FCCLA and works part time when not participating in school activities. After graduation, Kyera plans to attend Fort Hays State University where she will double major in Sociology and Psychology. Upon completion of this double major degree, she then plans to pursue her Master’s Degree with a specialization in substance abuse counseling at which point she will have the tools necessary to provide psychological counseling and bring awareness to social issues in her community. Carter Rathbun is a Senior at Lincoln Junior Senior High School and is the son of Becky and Scott Rathbun of Barnard. Carter has been involved in Forensics, National Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, Student Council, and was awarded the Creativity Award and Top IT Student Award. He has served as Class President both Junior and Senior years, as well as Vice President the prior two years. Carter has been active in the community through volunteer activities at the Finch Memorial Theatre as well as other community involvement opportunities and is an active member of the Salt Creek 4-H Club, serving in several offices. When not participating in school or volunteer activities, he works part time at The Bank of Tescott. After graduation, Carter plans to attend Cloud County Community College and pursue an Associate’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with plans to attend Fort Hays State University upon graduation from CCCC. There, he will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems and Technology, following his passion and interest in computers. Solomon Valley Eagles Aerie #3507 and the surrounding community would like to extend congratulations to these outstanding students and their families for their hard work and wish them all the best as they pursue their future goals. Azusa, California - June 2023 On May 6, Azusa Eagles #2810 held their annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser, collecting $7,000 for the FOE Charity Foundation's Spinal Cord Injury Fund, led by international Director Richard Harder. Alabama - June 2018 During the 2017-2018 Fraternal year, Madam State President Jane Covington and the Alabama State Auxiliary Members raised a $29,554 for Covington's charity - Children’s Hospital of Birmingham. Lake Havasu City, Arizona - June 2018 Lake Havasu City #4299 donated $4,543 to support Hospice for Havasu, which is a nonprofit organization that serves the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the incurably ill, their families and friends in their community. #4299 raised the money by holding various fundraisers, including games, dinners, raffles, and craft sales. North Vancouver, British Columbia - June 2018 Northwest Aerie #2638 held a fundraiser and ended up donating $2,380 to Covenant House Vancouver, which is a non-profit that provides love and hope through Continuum of Care to street youth who have fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse. Needles, California - June 2018 Needles Aerie and Auxiliary #2599 raised $700 from a Fry Bread dinner. The money will go toward helping Needles Student Travel Group’s trip to Washington D.C. in June 2019. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.