Wood receives Rumpke scholarship

A June graduate of Seymour High School was recognized with a 2016 Rumpke Medora Landfill scholarship.

Emma Wood, who maintained a 4.398 grade-point average throughout high school, received that $1,000 scholarship during an awards program at the school. She was involved in extracurricular activities and community service projects, including 4-H, National Honor Society, tennis and Latin Club.

Wood is attending Marian University in Indianapolis to study elementary education with a focus on special education.

The scholarship is presented to a graduating senior at any Jackson County high school pursuing a degree at an accredited institution.

Previous recipients include Marley Vehslage of Seymour High School in 2015, Robert Levi Bays III of Brownstown Central High School in 2014 and Kaelan J. Brennan of Seymour High School in 2013.

This year, Rumpke awarded nearly $20,000 in scholarships to students in its service territory.