Northeast grads receive scholarshipsMay 28, 2019
DUBOIS — Northeast Dubois High School announced its winners of the Steven M. Seger memorial scholarships. The four $2,000 awards were presented at the annual senior awards program.
The recipients were Brooklyn Dodd, Logan Dodd, Paige Knies and Delaney Rasche.
Seger, a 1971 graduate of Jasper High School, was a multi-sport athlete and honor student. He earned varsity letters in golf, baseball, football and wrestling and was a member of the National Honor Society. After an accident claimed his life in 1984, his family established the scholarships to assist students who are both scholars and athletes with higher education costs.
Students who lettered in at least two varsity sports their senior year were eligible to apply. Other determining factors were academic achievement, SAT and ACT scores and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Brooklyn Dodd, daughter of Steve and Brandi Dodd of Dubois, was named salutatorian. During high school, she played on the softball and volleyball teams and was a member of the Lutheran Youth Organization and Ruritan Club, as well as, completed several volunteer projects outside of school. She won the Indiana Coaches of Girls’ Sports Association’s Academic All-State awards for volleyball and softball, the Blue Chip Conference awards for volleyball and softball, three defensive awards for her sports and three math department awards. She has been awarded the St. Paul Lutheran Church Scholarship, the Lincolnland Ruritan District Scholarship, the Dubois Ruritan Build Your Dollars Scholarship, the Northeast Dubois School Corporation Endowment Scholarship, the Steven M. Seger Memorial Scholarship and the Dexter Royer Memorial Scholarship. She plans study business marketing at the University of Evansville.
Logan Dodd, son of Brian and Jan Dodd of Dubois, graduated in the top 10 percent of his class with an academic honors diploma (Core 40) at Northeast Dubois High School. He was a member of the National Beta Club when he was inducted after freshman GPA results and he served as senior club president. He was on the blue and white honor roll and was a delegate for the Hoosier Boys State. In soccer, he earned several varsity letters and outstanding player overall, players choice, defensive most outstanding player, sportsmanship and All-State academic awards. He earned several varsity letters and the Charles Skaggs mental attitude and most outstanding freshman/sophomore awards. Awards won in track and field were jumping, Blue-Chip All-Conference, most outstanding freshman/sophomore, 400m relay record holder and varsity letters. He was named a class officer and treasurer, team captain of the soccer and basketball teams, president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the Natural Helpers and French Club. His past work experience included Wabash Valley Produce and French Lick Resort. Dodd will attend Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a concentration in informatics while achieving a minor in business.
Knies is the daughter of Joni Knies and the late Scott Knies. She graduated with a 3.813 average and ranked 14 out of 72. While attending high school, Knies was a member of the FFA, FCA, French and Beta clubs, Student Council and Friends of Rachel. While cheerleading, she served as co-captain and received the best tumbling award three years, cheer state finalist two years and lettered four years. She lettered four years in tennis and was named most valuable player and received the most improved award. She was awarded the defense award in volleyball. She mentored at Dubois Middle School and was on the high honor roll. She was a 10-year member 4-H, participated in the FFA Patoka trash clean-up, volunteered at egg hunts and fish fries, and the fests at Celestine and Dubois. She was a member of the St. Isidore Youth Group and played piano in church. She attended Gymnastics Hodgini, Royers, Fullout (Tumble and Cheer). She visits at Brookside Village Senior Living Community. She has been employed by Kimball Logistics Services for two years. Knies will attend the University of Southern Indiana while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
Rasche, named valedictorian this year, is the daughter of Duane and Julie Rasche of Dubois. During high school, she played soccer and tennis and was a member of the Beta Club, French Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She played on this year’s sectional-winning tennis team and won individual Blue Chip Conference titles in tennis. She was also on High Honor Roll and won the four-year language arts department award and the Evansville Courier and Press Star Student Silver Award. She received the Steven Seger Scholarship, the Northeast Dubois Endowment Scholarship and the Dubois-Pike Federal Credit Union Scholarship. She also was awarded the University of Evansville’s Dean Scholarship and Davidson Scholar Scholarship. She plans to study French education at the University of Evansville.
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