Ds Scholarship

Applications open for ‘Any Dream Will Do’ scholarship | Kpcnews

BRUSHY PRAIRIE – Seniors at Prairie Heights High School are eligible to apply for the “Any Dream It Would Do” Scholarship in memory of Christy Campbell.

The application deadline is January 12 at 11 p.m. for the $500 scholarship, held at the Noble County Community Foundation.

The scholarship is a one-time payment to a Prairie Heights High School student who meets one or both of these criteria: 1) has been active in a high school drama club for at least two years and is preparing to pursue any type of post-secondary education, 2) has excelled in English in school high school and will be pursuing a major in English or college teaching.

To apply:

1. Visit the foundation’s website at cfnoble.org/scholarships.

2. Create an account.

3. Take the eligibility test.

4. Submit requirements by January 12, 2022 at 11 PM

Kristi Ann Campbell was a native of Sandusky, Michigan. She was active in debate, theater, future teachers in America and the band, playing the flute and bass drum at Sandusky High School.

She graduated 10th in her class in 1966 and enrolled at Central Michigan University where she majored in public speaking, theater and English. She was a member of Kappa Phi Sorority and was awarded the title of Best Undertaking.

She was active in theater productions and was selected for the university’s Gold Symphonic Band. In 1970, she married Jerry Campbell. She graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Nine years later, she earned her master’s degree from Saint Francis University in Fort Wayne.

She became a high school teacher at Prairie Heights High School in January of 1971 and took a year off in 1973 to give birth to her daughter Nicole, before completing her 30-year career there.

At Prairie Heights, she was the former secretary of the Teachers’ Association and served on numerous PBA and North Central committees. Campbell was also a member of the director’s advisory committee and was the head of the English department for three years. Campbell has been a sponsor of the IFEA, the Spell Bowl, and the English Super Bowl for many years.

Campbell received the Dekko Foundation Teacher of the Year Award in 2003. Her proudest achievement has been to direct and expand the school theater program.

This scholarship fund was established in 2004 by Jerry Campbell in memory of his wife, as he wanted to honor his wife’s passion.

The Prairie Heights School Company named the “Christie Campbell Memorial Theater” in memory of Campbell on October 22, 2017. On the same night, Governor Eric Holcomb bestowed the Distinguished Hoosier Award on Campbell, the first time the award had been presented posthumously.

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