The Hancock County Firefighters’ Association presented Adrianne Talmadge, a 2014 graduate of Liberty-Benton High School, the Potts/Parcher Memorial Scholarship at its June meeting.
Talmadge will be attending Ohio University with the goal of becoming a forensic chemist. While at Liberty-Benton, she was active in band, drama club, student council and was a member of the National Honor Society.
She is also a 4-H member in which she is a pistol instructor, and is a certified instructor-range officer through the National Rifle Association.
Talmadge is the daughter of Les and Pam Talmadge. Her father is a former volunteer fireman in Arvada, Colorado.
The Potts/Parcher Memorial Scholarship was created in 1999. It was originally established in the memory of the late Frank W. Potts for his dedication and commitment to education in the fire service. In 2010, the name of Frank Parcher, one of the founders of the Hancock County Fire Fighters Association, was added to the scholarship title. Both Potts and Parcher dedicated many years to promoting education and training for firefighters. This was beneficial to all departments in the Hancock County Fire Fighters Association by providing communities with the best in firefighting skills, emergency medical care and hazardous material awareness when responding to incidents. The scholarship is awarded every June.
Applications are available online at hancockfirefighters.com or at any Hancock County school guidance office.
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