Cloe Conley, 2019 Class of Eastern High School, is the daughter of Willis and Janet Conley, 1270 Prussia Road, Waverly. Cloe plans to attend Ohio University-Chillicothe and major in English Education. Cloe has been involved in a variety of activities, which includes being a Paws and musical member, yearbook, worship team, Vanguard Ministries, food drive, golf, modeling, and choir. She is the 2019 recipient of a $500 non-renewable scholarship given by the Pike County Retired Teachers’ Association in honor of Donna Lewis, retired teacher who currently resides in Waverly.

The previous amounts given each year have been increased from $300 to $500 in the year 2012. This scholarship was established in 2004 to assist a Pike County graduating senior who plans to become licensed in teacher education. The non-renewable scholarship is given each year to a qualified graduating senior from a Pike County High School on a rotating basis. Selection of the qualified applicant includes: Pike County school resident, ACT or SAT scores, full-time status, 3.0 or better grade point average, submit a hand-written essay, teacher or guidance counselor recommendation, and major in teacher education.

Clayton A. Hambrick, Class of 2019, Eastern High School, has been awarded a $500 non-renewable scholarship presented by the Pike County Retired Teachers’ Association in memory of Mrs. Mary Cole Bevens. Mary was a past member of PCRTA and a dedicated teacher for 33 years. She taught in each of the four school districts in Pike County. Mrs. Bevens decided to establish her own scholarship fund dedicated to all of the fine teachers she has known, the wonderful students she taught and in loving memory of her late husband, Judge Wray Bevens. In 2008, she awarded $500 scholarships to each of the four high schools for six years. PCRTA continues to receive donations from family and friends in her honor.

Clayton has been involved in a variety of activities, which include being president of National Honor Society, past vice president of 4-H club, President’s Award of Academic Excellence, science club, marching band, pep band, jazz band, and concert band. Clayton is the son of Jeff and Robyn Hambrick, 2380 Adams Road, Beaver, Ohio. Clayton plans to attend Ohio University-Athens and major in Aviation Flight.

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