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THE HART COUNTY NEWS-HERALD jobdorken Ck xom V C5 AUGUST 11,2016 i i I Submitted by Ron Gonterman & Tara Wilson During the spring cam- paign of the Hart Coun- ty Scholarship Alliance (HCSA), the trustees of the Donald Merideth Me- morial Fund decided to join the HCSA in order to allow more Hart County High School students to benefit from the memo- rial fund dollars. Previ- ously, the $500 scholar- ship was awarded to one student and could be ap- plied toward the cost of paying for approximately one half of one college course. By joining the Alliance Fund, the same $500 now will cover the cost of more than three dual-credit courses tak- en by three students at HCHS. "By becoming an Alliance member, this is a wonderful way for the Donald Merideth Me- morial Fund to help even more Hart County High School students prepare for their college career, "stated Tara Wilson, co-trustee of the Memori- al Fund. Donald Merideth was a lifelong resident of Hart County, and taught at Munfordville Elementary, which is the same school he attended. He was also a member of Cave Hill Mis- sionary Baptist Church. At the too-young age Of 59, Donald passed away on January 28, 2013. He was a science / social studies teacher at Mun- fordville Elementary School where he spent his career: challenging his students and finding creative ways of edu- cating them. During his 30-year teaching career in Hart County, Donald used hands-on learning liance to further leverage techniques and humor to their scholarship dollars. keep his students interest- To learn more about join- ed and focused. He want- ing the Alliance, please ed students to come to his 'i!' classroom ready to learn and ready to laugh. contact any member of the HCSA Committee: Steve Kistler, Melody Chancy, Ethan Moore, Paul Haw- kins, or Ron Gonterman. Or, log onto the Alliance website: www.hartschol- arship.org Donald's desire was to give other children in Hart County the same op- portunities to further their education as he had. He wanted 'children to see that education was critical for success and could be enjoyable. The idea of a scholarship fund was dis, cussed with him before he passed and he hoped that other students could get their education and then return to Hart County. The memorial was set up the year of his death with the first scholarship being awarded in May 2013. The HCSA Committee welcomes all other schol- arship funds to j din the A1- Donald Merideth Memorial Fund Trustee Gina Merideth Bruck presents a $500 check to Hart County Scholarship Alliance Committee Members Ron Gonterman and Ethan Moore. new concessioner Special to Jobe Publishing, Inc. 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They recog- nize that each park has different needs from its concessioners and work hard to enter each oper- ation as an entirely new business. The selection of the new park concessioner is the result of a competitive process that is required by the National Park Ser- vice Concessions Man- agement Improvement Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-391). An interdis- ciplinary team of NPS professionals from across the nation reviewed, an- alyzed and rated the pro- posals to ensure that the selected concessioner was capable of providing the best experience for imited T' visitors and protection of park resources. The award of this new concessions contract con- eludes 16 years of visitor services by Forever Re- sorts, LLC, the current operator of Mammoth Cave Hotel. "We thank Forever Re- sorts for its dedicated ser- vice, particularly during the recent hotel renova- tions," said Craighead. "The staff have gone above and beyond to en- sure the traveling public received true Kentucky hospitality." 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