Leadership Franklin Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Madison Ovies and Valerie Romanko receive scholarships

FRANKLIN, TN – Leadership Franklin recently announced its 2016 scholarship recipients, Madison Ovies and Valerie Romanko, during the organization’s Twentieth Anniversary Celebration on April 7.

2016_LF_Scholarship_Madison_OviesOvies is a May 2013 Franklin High School graduate and a current student at West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A Girl Scout, she co-founded her alma mater’s Buddies Club that mentors students with special needs. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Franklin Girls Cotillion. Ovies is now a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority where she has served in various positions and co-founded the college’s WVWC Buddies program that pairs students with local elementary students.

Roman2016_LF_Scholarship_Valerie_Romankoko will graduate from Fred J. Page High School in May, 2016. She is actively involved in the school’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter, YMCA Model United Nations, and United Way. Romanko is a graduate of Youth Leadership Franklin and has participated in such programs as the Governor’s School for the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage and Vanderbilt University’s Summer Academy. She plans to attend East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Scholarships are awarded annually based on a combination of scholarship application points, community involvement, and quality of essay.  Scholarships are available to high school seniors and current college students who live in Williamson County.

Leadership Franklin is a non-profit organization to develop leadership and community engagement and further a vision for Franklin and Williamson County. For more information about the organization, visit www.leadershipfranklin.org.