Starke County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists

posted Oct 14, 2017, 9:49 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

Daniel Darda
Elizabeth McEntee

Business management, animation, and biology are just a few of the challenging academic paths this year’s five Lilly Scholarship finalists plan to pursue upon graduation.

The five finalists were chosen from a field of twenty-nine applicants. Applicants must live in Starke County and attend a public Indiana High School. Of the finalists, one will be chosen as the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar for Starke County.

Congratulations to these outstanding students on this great achievement:

  • Daniel Darda, son of Daniel and Laura Darda, is a Knox High School student who plans to study animation.
  • Elizabeth McEntee, daughter of Alan and Connie McEntee, is a Knox High School student who plans to study neurobiology.
  • Ashley Rearden, daughter of Larry and Treasure Rearden, is a North Judson-San Pierre High School student who plans to study business management.
  • Cody Rieckhoff, son of Robert and Marcy Rieckhoff, is a Culver Community High School student who plans to study criminal justice.
  • Cassandra Waletzko, daughter of Anthony and Laura Waletzko, is a Knox High School student who is considering an education path in biology and forensic science.

Our other scholarship applications will be available by December 2017.

Ashley Rearden
Cody Rieckhoff
Cassandra Waletzko


QUESTIONS?  Contact the Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarship coordinator at 574-223-2227 or