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Masonic Lodge Announces Scholarship Winners

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(Chillicothe) – The local Masonic Lodge, Scioto #6, Free & Accepted Masons, is awarding four $1,000 scholarships to top scholars in the 2022 graduating classes at local high schools.

Two of the winners are from Chillicothe High School, Brady Wood, who will attend Capital University and Eric Patrick Friend, who plans to attend Otterbein University. 

A third recipient is Carley Smith, Paint Valley High School, who will attend Miami of Ohio.

A fourth scholarship, for a student planning to study art, went to Emily Faith Howie of the  Ross County Christian Academy, who is headed for Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

The art scholarship was sponsored by James Fritz Schafer, a past master and member of Scioto Lodge #6, in honor of his late wife, Victoria Schafer, who was a noted local artist and photographer.

Scioto Lodge plans to award the scholarships and honor other top scholars from area schools with a Scholars Banquet, Monday, May 16th at the Masonic Temple, 57 East Main Street, Chillicothe.

The lodge’s annual scholarship program is funded partially by its annual fish and tenderloin fry which is scheduled this year for Friday, June 3, at the Lions Club Shelter in Yoctangee Park.

Masons Host Fish & Tenderloin Fry Scholarship Fundraiser

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(Chillicothe)—Scioto Lodge #6, Free & Accepted Masons,  will hold its Annual Fish & Tenderloin Fry, Friday June 11th between 11am-7pm, at the Lions Shelter in Yoctangee Park.

Profits from the event help support the lodge’s scholarship program and it has not been held since 2019 due to the pandemic. Dinners are $8 and sandwiches $4. Soft drinks are available for purchase.

This year’s three, $1,000 scholarships went to members of the Chillicothe High School Class of 2021.

One of the winners, Nicholas Cunningham, was described by a teacher as a “dream student,” and he has been accepted at Ohio University where he will study biology. He told lodge members he has dreams of studying medicine.

Abigail Lynn Pendell, another recipient, has been accepted by Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

A third scholarship winner, Madelyn Alice Shafer, who says she began her education at Bishop Flaget School and finished it at CHS, has been accepted at Ohio University. She will study biology in hopes of entering medical school.