Steven M. Seger Memorial Scholarships awardedMay 25, 2021
The Steven M. Seger Memorial Foundation has awarded scholarships to Jasper High School graduates Addison Clauss and Bennett Schmitt and Northeast Dubois High School graduates Trevor Buechler, Logan Lampert, Mia Smith and Adelle Fravell.
Students from the graduating class who earn varsity letters in any two sports during their senior year are eligible, and the recipients are determined by GPA and SAT scores.
Clauss, daughter of Phillip and Jamie Clauss of Jasper, earned the Rising Stars of Indiana: Class of 2021 award her junior year and earned AP Scholar with Distinction award, Commended National Merit Scholar for the PSAT award, Rural and Small Town Program Recognee for the PSAT, and JHS Outstanding Department Achiever in the Mathematics Department her senior year. While in high school, Clauss participated in the JHS Girls Soccer Team, winning the Mental Attitude Award in 2018, Academic All-State Honors in 2019 and 2020, and was the junior varsity captain in 2018 and varsity captain in 2020. She was part of Unified Track and Field and was a part of the 2019 state team. Clauss participated in student council and was president of her class from 2020 to 2021. She participated in Business Professionals of America and was vice president of Administration from 2019 to 2020 and State Torch Award recipient in 2020 and 2021. She was a member of the National Honor Society in 11th and 12th grade and volunteered through NHS as a peer tutor during her senior year. Clauss participated in Key Club and was treasurer from 2020 to 2021. She was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes in ninth, 10th, and 11th grade. Clauss was a 4-H member for 10 years and was president from 2020 to 2021, vice president in 2019 and secretary in 2018. She was a Wyldlife leader, participant in St. John Bosco Youth Ministry, and a member of Holy Family Catholic Parish. Clauss was a volunteer for TOP Soccer, Memorial Hospital for the Medical Unit, and Holy Family Church as an altar server and lector. Clauss worked concessions and front desk at Jasper City Pool from 2018 to 2020, receptionist at Uebelhor and Sons Chevrolet in 2021, and was a tutor in 2021.
Schmitt, son of Patricia and Daryl Schmitt of Jasper, graduated from Jasper High School second in his class with a GPA of 4.634. He was a National Merit Finalist for the Class of 2021, received honors for College Board AP Scholar with Distinction, Indiana Association of School Principals Rising Star of Indiana, and Indiana Bandmasters of Association All-State Honor Band Member. He was a recipient of the Derexa King Award for Literary Excellence and College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program. Schmitt participated in student council and was vice president in 12th grade. He also participated in the National Honor Society and was president in 12th grade. Schmitt played varsity tennis and was an All-Conference team member, Team State Runner-Up in ninth grade, Team State Finalist in 12th grade, varsity team captain in 12th grade, and Academic All-Conference, and Academic All-State in 2012. Schmitt was a member of the varsity diving team in 11th and 12th grade and was a part of the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association Academic All-American and Individual State Qualifier in 12th grade. Schmitt worked as an instructor for Jasper Summer Tennis Camp in the summers of 2018 and 2019 and is currently working at Zax Creamery as a server and is a CPR/AED and First Aid certified lifeguard at the Jasper Municipal Swimming Pool. He was an executive committee member, corporate relations committee head in 10th and 11th grade, and executive committee co-president in 12th grade in a student-led fundraising organization of Riley Hospital for Children at the Jasper High School Riley Dance Marathon. Schmitt was a student leader in an outreach ministry designed to target middle school students for Dubois County Wyldlife in 11th and 12th grade. He was also a volunteer peer tutor and a volunteer assistant diving coach for Jasper Middle School in 11th and 12th grade.
Buechler, son of Tony and Denise Buechler of Celestine, graduated from Northeast Dubois High School first in his class with a 4.0 GPA. He is currently employed as a part-time poultry laborer and assistant manager at Tony Buechler Farms Inc and is a content producer, website setup, and IT assistant for Buechler Media LLC. Buechler was a member of the Middle School BETA Club for three years and was a treasurer for one year. He participated in the High School BETA Club and was president for one year. He participated in cross country for eight years, four of which were on the high school varsity team, and received the Mental Attitude Award his junior and senior year, as well as received the Academic All-State Award in 2020. Buechler, was a track member for seven years and received the Sportsmanship Award in eighth grade, participated in varsity events for four years, and received Academic All-State in 2020. He was a swimming member for five years, participated in high school varsity events for four years, helped coach middle school swimming and received the Most Improved Award his sophomore and junior year. Buechler, was a Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar Attendee as an ambassador in 2019 and staff member in 2020. He was a member of the student council for two years and a High School FCA member for four years. He played lead piano, lead guitar, and lead vocal/cantor for St. Isidore Music Minister for three years, was a member of the St. Isidore Youth Choir member for eight years, and was a member of the St. Isidore Youth Group for eight years. Buechler was a St. Isidore tech guy for four years, a part of the St. Isidore web team for three years and a St. Isidore altar server for eight years. He participated in the Celestine Streetfest as a member of the website team, the social media team, stage management and promotions team, and kids games helper for three years, along with working the dunking booth for a year. Buechler, also volunteered at Catholic Heart Workcamp for one week during the summer of 2019, organized and led high school charity fundraising video game tournaments, and created and produced worship live-streams during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lampert, son of Tim and Jenny Lampert of Jasper, was an FCA member, BETA club member, has two degrees in FFA, and received All-State honorable mention in tennis, and Academic All-State honorable mention in tennis. He also received three varsity letters in baseball, three varsity letters in tennis, best fielding percentage on a baseball team as a sophomore, Biology Academic Award his freshman year, and participated in a sectional win against an undefeated top 30 team in tennis. He completed FFA community service hours, BETA club service hours, and service hours through church throughout high school. Among the classes he took to help toward his intended profession were Intro to Business, criminal justice, psychology, and an internship through the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office. He worked at Denny’s Auto as a parts technician, Wabash Valley Produce as a laborer, and currently works at Holiday Foods as a shelf stocker, carry-out and dairy worker.
Smith, daughter of Eric and Misty Smith of Jasper, received an Academic Honors diploma from Northeast Dubois High School. She participated in volleyball for four years, basketball for four years, softball for two years, BETA Club for three years, and French Club for four years. She was also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for four years, student council for three years, Natural Helpers for four years, Spirit Club for four years, Community Leaders for two years, the School Improvement Team for two years and Friends of Rachel for three years. Smith received a French Award in 2018, 2019 and 2020, an English Award in 2018 and 2019, and a Geometry Award in 2019. She received honorable mention for Academic All-State for varsity basketball, three varsity volleyball letters, three varsity basketball letters and a varsity softball letter. Smith was a secretary of the French Club and treasurer of the Spirit Club. She participated in the Patoka Lake Clean Up and sent cards to the nursing homes.
Fravell, daughter of Chuck and Carol Fravell, received an Academic and Technical Honors diploma from Northeast Dubois High School. She participated in girls varsity soccer from 2017 to 2020, girls varsity swimming from 2018 to 2021, girls varsity track and field in 2018 and 2019. She was also a part of the National BETA Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, student council and Senior Academic Bowl. Fravell received awards for English 9, IED, Biology I, and Indiana Academic All-State Track and Field in 2020. She was captain of the girls varsity soccer team from 2019 to 2020, captain of the girls varsity swim team from 2019 to 2020, captain of the Senior Science Academic Bowl in 2021, and captain of Senior Fine Arts Academic Bowl in 2021. Fravell is a member of St. Isidore Youth Group.
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