The First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend, announces the recipients of the HH and Jennie Kopke Memorial Scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year. The new recipients are: Rana Ahmadi, daughter of Hashmatullah and Tourpaki Ahmadi; Ryan Bretches, son of Mark and Sarah Bretches; Derek Moos, son of Mike and Stephanie Moos; Marcella McCluskey, daughter of Patrick and Tish McCluskey; Brittany Pflughoeft, daughter of Brian and Malissia Pflughoeft; and Lauren Thill, daughter of Mike and Ginger Thill.
The renewal recipients are: Elizabeth Elliott, daughter of Brian and Mary Elliott; Matthew Elliott, son of Brian and Mary Elliott; Michelle Metzger, daughter of Mary Metzger; Holly Ney, daughter of Diane Ney; Damon Rea, son of Leslie and Jean Rea; and Abby Thill, daughter of Mike and Ginger Thill.
The Kopke’s initiated this scholarship in 1972 with a gift to the church. The Kopke scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Barton and Comanche counties. It was Mr. and Mrs. Kopke’s desire to provide an opportunity for students with a financial need to further their education.