Colin Ashby is the recipient of the E.K. Keesling Memorial Scholarship and the Nicholas Brooks Sherfy Memorial Scholarship. 

Colin Ashby

Colin is a senior at Cowan Jr./Sr. High School. He plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College for general studies. He is the son of Shannon and Jena Ashby.

The E.K. Keesling Memorial Scholarship honors Erville Kenneth Kessling, who was a teacher and principal of Center School. This scholarship recognizes academic achievements and ability, citizenship and moral character, honors and awards, extracurricular activities, community service activities, work experience and financial need.

The Nicholas Brooks Sherfy Memorial Scholarship was established by Shawn and Nikki Sherfy in memory of their son Nicholas (Nick) who had an unexpected heart attack and died in 2015. Nick was a 2010 graduate of Cowan Jr./Sr. High School and a 2015 graduate of Ball State University.

“This will be a scholarship that Nick would have been eligible for,” Shawn said. “He really enjoyed the social part of school, and the extracurricular activities along with the academics. It’s about supporting someone who would resemble him and aspires to pursue sports with education.”