Starke County Community Foundation Scholarship Reception Held


The Starke County Community Foundation held a scholarship reception at the Knox Community Center Thursday night where over $27,000 in endowments were given to students.

One of those scholarship recipients is Miranda Ray who will be studying Digital Media and photography at Ball State. She was the winner of the WKVI/Ed Hasnerl Scholarship.  Miranda said her love of digital media in doing projects in school prompted her to pursue it further.

“I got into the Graphics class at Knox High School and I really liked it,” explained Ray. “In my AP English Honors class, we had to do a project where we had to create a Shakespearean sonnet and we had to bring it to life through media and that’s what got got me into digital media.”

Bailey Masterson was also honored as this year’s Lilly Endowment Winner.

The guest speaker was Derrick Stalbaum, a 2009 graduate of North Judson-San Pierre High School and Ball State University, receiving a degree in Elementary Education. Stalbaum teaches math at Rensselaer Central Middle School and is a member of the Medaryville Town Council.