Seymour SEPAC awards scholarships

The Seymour Special Education Parents Advisory Council recently awarded scholarships to two 2018 Seymour High School graduates.

Ty Gray, son of Kenneth and Jane Gray, was awarded a $500 scholarship. He will be entering Indiana University Southeast in the fall to become a high school history teacher.

Gray was on the Seymour High School bowling team all four years and was captain his senior year. He received the most team spirit award and most improved award for bowling and Student of the Month (Principal’s Choice Award). He is employed part time at Bonanza Steak & BBQ.

Emily Kleman, daughter of Randall and Holly Kleman, was awarded the $500 scholarship that goes to a student who will be majoring in special education or a related field. She plans to attend the School of Public Health at Indiana University and major in recreational therapy with an emphasis on art therapy.

While attending Seymour High School, Kleman was active in the Key Club and varsity volleyball. She received honorable mention in the Maverick Challenge business planning competition, was a Drug Abuse Resistance Education role model was a member of National Honor Society.

Kleman has volunteered for several organizations, including Seymour-Jackson Elementary School, Schneck Medical Center, Special Olympics and Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry. She has been employed as a concession stand worker at Seymour High School and a maintenance employee at Immanuel Lutheran School.

Seymour SEPAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and has awarded more than $22,000 in scholarships since 1990.