Retired teachers award book grants

The book grant committee of the Henry County Retired Teachers Foundation has completed its judging and recently announced Shelby Fackler and Chase Gruenhagen as the 2019 award winners. Each recipient receives a book grant in the amount of $1,500. Fackler is the recipient of the Griffith Family Book Grant, awarded to a graduating senior from Henry County. The daughter of Lewis and Sheryl Fackler, she is a 2019 graduate of Patrick Henry High School and will be attending Bowling Green State University in the fall. Fackler, who will be majoring in early childhood education, is looking forward to entering college and using her joy of learning and her powerful work ethic to gain the skills needed to teach others. She wants her students to learn that they can dream and achieve if they plan and work hard. Gruenhagen, a 2017 graduate of Napoleon High School, is being awarded the Lucille and Margaret Sherman Book Grant. Chase, presently a student at The Ohio State University, is majoring in life and earth science education. The son of Karen and John Gruenhagen, he has worked in classrooms in suburban Columbus and has learned how much he really likes teaching. He has enjoyed his time with those students, but has stated he really misses the sense of community he had at Napoleon High School and in rural Henry County. He hopes to return to teach in Henry County so he can contribute to be a part of the Henry County community.

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