Slocum Recipient Of Scheer Memorial Scholarship

Pictured left is Jenna Slocum after she was announced the recipient of the Scheer Memorial Scholarship.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - New Haven High School senior Jenna Slocum is this year's recipient of New Haven High School’s oldest privately endowed scholarship:  the Scheer Memorial Scholarship.

Jenna, the daughter of Terry and Janette Slocum, received the scholarship worth $5,000 at the school's 108th annual commencement exercise last Friday night. The Scholarship is payable during a four year period.

This is the 24th year for the scholarship honoring the memory of the late Clara and Milford F. Scheer and is funded by the Milford F. Scheer Charitable Trust.

The family owned and operated Scheer Transfer Company, a New Haven based trucking firm until the company ceased operation in 1984.  The firm was in business for nearly 55 years during which time they were active in many civic projects.  Clara Scheer died on Dec. 20, 1976, and Milford Scheer died on Dec. 31, 1989.

Pictured right:  New Haven High School Guidance Counselor Doug Peirick presents Slocum with Scheer Scholarship.

Representatives of the trust, along with a committee of faculty and school board members, selected Jenna for the award based on academic performance and potential, interest in continuation of her education, character, and leadership.

Jenna was member of FBLA, National Honor Society, choir and color guard of the marching band.  She is involved in the Community Choir, St. Peter’s Youth Group, and 4-H.  Jenna also enjoys doing volunteer work in various organizations.

Jenna will attend the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla next fall.