Pickering Events LLC awarded scholarship funds to 14 outstanding High School Seniors in recognition of the importance of the Fair to the community. Students from 17 High Schools across the County participated in a month-long competition that considered their community involvement, scholastic achievement, interviews, and an essay (written on "The Importance of Community").
"Pickering Events LLC, in collaboration with Butler Amusements and the Bailey-Findley Foundation, are honored to offer these deserving Class of 2023 seniors scholarship funds to be sent in each student's name to the college or university of their choice," said Chris Pickering, Founding Partner of Pickering Events. "Our goal with the scholarships is to honor and emphasize exceptional student achievement. Winners also participated in [the] Presidents' Day Parade and were given tickets to enjoy the Fair."
To be considered for a Date Festival Scholarship award, students were required to have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0 (unweighted), have completed a Date Festival Scholarship Application online, and have submitted a 500-word essay on the topic "The Importance of Community" by Friday eve, February 3. Finalists also participated in a Zoom interview, and finalists were notified Monday, February 6. Meet our recipients below!