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The Delaware County Democratic Party is proud to congratulate four local teens for receiving the county party’s Robert E. Parker Scholarship. The party awards these scholarships each year to graduating seniors at area high schools who intend to continue their schooling at the collegiate level. The recipients are:

  • Kylie Hanson, Olentangy Orange High School
  • Mackenzie Collett, Delaware Hayes High School
  • Lisa Choe, Buckeye Valley High School
  • Brynn McGrail, Delaware Hayes High School

“All of the applicants were extraordinarily gifted. Although the competition this year was extremely stiff, all four recipients’ total scores clearly set them apart,” said David Simmons, committee chair. “Congratulations to these highly deserving seniors!”

The Parker Scholarship is named after the late Robert B. Parker, a Delaware businessman and  longtime member of the Delaware County Democratic Party. He served as treasurer for the Party for a number of years.

After Parker passed away in 1985, the party created the scholarship named in Parker’s honor to be available to students at public high schools in the county.  To be eligible, applicants must have at least one parent who is a registered Democrat. The selection committee uses an evaluation system based on academics, extra-curricular activities, community activities, political activity, and an essay on long-term goals and career objectives.If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may donate here. Please note in the text box that the contribution should be directed to the Parker Scholarship.