Sydney Marcella Smith is the recipient of the Gary W. Addison Scholarship.
Sydney is a senior at Muncie Central High School. She plans to attend Taylor University to study music education. She is the daughter of Ken and Amber Smith.
The Gary W. Addison Scholarship Fund was created by Gary Addison, a former teacher in the Muncie Community School system. Noting a shortage of qualified students becoming teachers, Addison established the scholarship that is awarded to a graduating senior from Delaware County with a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher planning to major in K-12 education. “I might never have gone to college if someone hadn’t made funds available to me,” said Addison, whose scholarship awards in college allowed him to attend university. “I thought, ‘Somebody helped me in college; maybe I can start a scholarship.’ Every little bit helps.”