Middletown Lions present scholarships

Three Middletown High School graduates were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Middletown Lions Club. Pictured from left to right: Jim Colaianne, Lions Club president; recipients Jeremiah Tunis, Zachary Spurrier and Kadin Fisher; and Lion Barbara (Bobby) Curtis, scholarship committee chair.

Each year the Middletown Lions Club awards three $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Middletown High School. Recipients of the scholarships this year were Kadin Fisher, Zachary Spurrier and Jeremiah Tunis.

The scholarships were presented at the Lions Club dinner meeting on June 23.

Candidates are judged on their scholastic grades, level of participation in school and community activities, recommendations of their teachers and counselors, financial need and their accomplishments while at Middletown High School.

Kadin Fisher excelled in his many Honors and AP courses and in several courses at Frederick Community College. Kadin was a member of the Student Government Association, the Key Club, Student Voices Program and Jazz Ensemble. He was captain of the Middletown varsity football team that won the state championship in 2019 and a member of the wrestling team.

Kadin volunteers as a peer tutor and as a youth sports coach and a youth sports referee. He devotes time to the Frederick Food Bank and to Fort Detrick’s Breakfast with Santa. As a member of the Key Club, he participated in many community activities.

Kadin has been accepted into the Scholars Program at the University of Maryland for Leadership. He plans to major in computer science programming and hopes to eventually own his own business.

Zachary Spurrier was a member of the National Technical Honor Society. He was a member of the FFA Leadership Team and of the Real World Design Challenge Team at the Career & Tech Center Skills USA. Zachary was on the cross country team and on the indoor and outdoor track teams.

Zachary was a member of the Frederick County Robo Rangers 4-H Club serving as president and vice president and doing many community service projects through the club. He was a Frederick County 4-H teen leader and on the royalty team, serving as Frederick County 4-H King. Zachary was also a 4-H Camp Center volunteer and a volunteer at Cunningham Falls and Gambrill state parks.

Zachary will be attending Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He plans to major in mechanical engineering and hopes to develop technology that will help farmers be more productive.

Jeremiah Tunis maintained an A average in his many AP courses in physics, chemistry, biology and calculus. He was a member of the Physics Olympic Club. Jeremiah writes and composes music compositions. He was also a dedicated member of the Middletown track and field team for three years.

Jeremiah was a youth volunteer assistant at a summer camp church-based mentoring program. He assisted in youth construction and building. He also served in food drives at the Frederick homeless shelter.

Jeremiah will be attending Xavier University of Louisiana and plans to major in physics. He hopes to focus on astrophysics in a position at a research center.

The members of the scholarship committee are Bobby Curtis, Paul Fox, Ann Keyfauver, Shirley Nyswaner, Lynn Price, Peg Redmond and Margaret Rusk.

The Middletown Lions welcomes new members interested in joining the Lionsr. If you would like to attend a Wednesday meeting call Nancy at 301-639-6028.

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