Rumpke awards scholarships to Seymour graduates


Rumpke Waste and Recycling awarded $2,500 scholarships to Seymour High School seniors Paul Bontrager and Ekaterina Cox.

“Rumpke is proud to offer scholarships to graduating seniors who embody our company’s goals and values,” said Eric Curtis, region vice president for Rumpke. “Paul and Ekaterina share Rumpke’s commitment to the community’s well-being and preserving the environment. We know they will achieve outstanding things in their careers.”

Bontrager has been a member of Boy Scouts of America since he was in first grade and is a member of Order of the Arrow. He also participated in Key Club, Mayor’s Youth Council, Peace Lutheran Church praise band and Owl Theatre Co. and served as a library worker. He plans to study English, theater and education at Indiana State University with the hopes of returning to Seymour to teach English.

During her time at SHS, Cox participated in swimming, Riley Dance Marathon, Key Club, Hope Squad, Best Buddies, National Honor Society, Pep Club and student government. She also served as a DARE role model and volunteered at Red Sky Rescue. She plans to attend Purdue University to pursue a degree in automotive engineering. She hopes to work in the auto industry to design efficient cars made from reused materials.

Each year, Rumpke offers scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing a two- or four-year degree at an accredited institution, including vocational and trade schools.

This year, Rumpke awarded more than $60,000 in higher education scholarships to students throughout its service area.

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