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The Missouri Dump Truckers Association (MDTA) awarded  five  $1,000 scholarships for the 2009 collegiate school year.  The five recipients are Brandon Ludwig, son of Monica Ludwig of Monroe City, Missouri; Jason Marcum, son of Jim Marcum of Sedalia, Missouri; Logan Hays, son of Brian and Tracy Hays of Monroe City, Missouri; Jacob Murphy, son of James and Janet Murphy of Hermann, Missouri; and Jayme Murphy, daughter of James and Janet Murphy of Hermann, Missouri.

Brandon Ludwig attends the Missouri University of Science and Technology formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla majoring in mechanical engineering.  Brandon was one of the 2008 scholarship award winners.  Brandon graduated from Monroe City R-1 High School in Monroe City, Missouri.

Jason Marcum graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia, Missouri.  Jason plans to attend DeVry University in Kansas City, Missouri majoring in computer information systems.

Logan Hays graduated from Monroe City R-1 High School in Monroe City, Missouri.  Logan plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia majoring in business administration.

Jacob Murphy graduated from Gasconade Co. R-I High School, Hermann, Missouri.  Jacob plans to attend Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri majoring in biology with a minor in music.

Jayme Murphy graduated from Gasconade Co. R-I High School, Hermann, Missouri.  Jayme plans to attend William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri majoring in special education with a minor in social work.

Brandon Ludwig
During Brandon’s first year at Missouri S&T, he maintained a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

While in high school, Brandon’s extracurricular activities included:

  • National Honor Society (11th & 12th);
  • Football (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th);
  • FFA (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th);
  • Quiz Bowl (11th, 12th); and
  • Student Council (Class Treasurer - 11th, 12th).

Honors and awards received included:

  • Football-Best offensive lineman;
  • Homecoming King;
  • FFA-Green Hand Award;
  • Scholarship Award; and
  • Contest Participant Physics Robotics Contest-1st Place.

Brandon is a member of Our Savior Kids at the Our Savior Lutheran Church.  During the summer of 2007 Brandon attended the National Youth Gathering-Missouri Synod.

Brandon occasionally helps his dad at Maher Brothers as well as helping with house chores and babysitting his nieces.  Brandon was employed at General Mills in Hannibal the summer of 2007.  He plans to have summer internship every summer until his graduation to help with college expenses.

Brandon wants to receive his baccalaureate in mechanical engineering and eventually receive a master's and doctorate degree.  He hopes to one day move to North Carolina and get in a racing organization as an engineer.

Jason Marcum
While in high school, Jason’s extracurricular activities included:

  • National Honor Society (3 years);
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Team Manager (2 Years);
  • Varsity Boys Video Recorder (2 Years); and
  • Member of the National Society of High School Scholars (1 Year).

Honors and awards received included:

  • “A” Honor Roll (4 Years); and
  • Top student:  Algebra II, Biology I, Computer Science, Physical Science, Algebra I, and Literature I.

Jason helps his father clean and maintain their home.  Jason maintains the home computers.

With his college education and some innovation, Jason wants to create computer programs beneficial to trucking companies making management much easier.

Logan Hays
While in high school, Logan’s extracurricular activities included:

  • FFA (9th, 10th);
  • Class Treasurer (11th);
  • Track (10th);
  • Golf (9th);
  • Football (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) and
  • Football Captain.

Honors and awards received included:

  • Honor Roll (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Lettered in Track;
  • Lettered in Football; and
  • FFA-Green Hand Award.

Community or Other Service Activities included:

  • Handicap Deer Hunt;
  • Tornado Clean Up; and
  • Score Keeper for Youth Football League.

Logan works 15 to 20 hours per week washing semi-trucks.  Logan helps bail hay for his uncle in the summer.  Logan helps his grandpa with odd and end jobs.

Logan only missed a half day of school all four years of high school to attend the funeral of a former football coach.  Logan wants to pursue a career in the business and marketing field.

Jacob Murphy
While in high school, Jacob’s extracurricular activities included:

  • Football (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Baseball (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Baseball Captain (12th);
  • Basketball (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • American Legion Baseball (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Soccer Referee (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Herman High School Choir (9th)
  • Kammechor (10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Trend (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Varsity H (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • National Honor Society (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th); and
  • Future Teachers Association (12th);

Honors and awards received included:

  • College Prep Certificate
  • Perfect School Attendance (12 consecutive years);
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy Award (12th);
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Students (11th);
  • Lloyd Stock All Around Student Award
  • NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick - 1st Place Local and Regional Competition and State Finalist at St. Louis Rams Game (9th)
  • Football Varsity Letter (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Football Kicker Awards - 1st Team All State (12th), 1st Team All Conference (10th, 11th, 12th), 1st Team All District (10th, 12th), 2nd Team All District (11th), 1st Team All Area (10th, 11th, 12th), 1st Team East Central Coaches Association (10th, 11th, 12th), 2nd Team Central Missouri All District (10th, 11th), School Record-Most PAT’s in a single season of 64 (11th)
  • Punter Awards - 1st Team Central MO All District (11th), 2nd Team All Conference (11th), School Record-Weightlifting 265 lbs. Power Clean Class 161-181 (12th)
  • Basketball All Conference Academic (11th) - Freshman Letter (9th), Junior Varsity Letter (10th), Varsity Letter (11th)
  • Baseball Varsity Letter (9th, 10th, 11th) – Unanimous 1st Team All Conference (12th), Team Most Valuable Player (11th), 2nd Team All Conference (11th), 1st Team All District (11th)
  • Choir All Conference Choir (11th, 12th)
  • Court Warming Candidate (12th)
  • Karate 1st Degree Black Belt

Community or Other Service Activities included:

  • Member of St. Paul United Church of Christ
  • Town and Country 4-H Grades 1 through 12
  • Town and Country 4-H President (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th)—Led meetings as President, helped organize activities and community service projects, represented club at various county 4-H activities;
  • 4-H Trash Pickup Around Town and Highways (9th, 10th);
  • Decorated Nursing Home Doors at Christmas ((9th, 10th);
  • Assisted at Bingo at the Nursing Home (9th, 11th);
  • Cleaned Up Show Arena at Gasconade County Fair (9th, 10th, 11th, 12);
  • Helped with Buyers Dinner at Gasconade County Fair (9th, 10th);
  • Helped with Concession Stand at Weiner Dog Race (9th, 10th, 11th);
  • Helped Girl Scouts put up Flags for Various Holidays and Death of Marine Lance Cpl. Erik R. Heldt (9th, 10th, 11th);
  • Helped at Concession Stand for 5th & 6th Grade Basketball Tournament (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Helped at the Herman High School Concession Stand During Games (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
  • Helped Organize and Work a Benefit Car Wash (11th);
  • Helped the Hermann Masons Fingerprint Children at a Child ID Clinic; (11th); and
  • Community Service Worker for Herman High School Coach (12th).

Jacob works 10-15 hours per week in a grocery store.  Jacob helps his father with his truck as well as cuts grass and other household chores.  Jacob wants to be a wildlife biologist or a genetics biologist.

Jayme Murphy
While in high school, Jayme’s extracurricular activities included:

  • Herman High School Freshman Class Treasurer (9th);
  • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Treasurer (9th);
  • FCCLA Member (9th, 10th, 11th);
  • Trend (9th);
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) member (9th, 10th);
  • Future Teachers Association (12th);
  • Herman High School Varsity Football Cheerleader (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
    Herman High School Varsity Football Cheerleader Co-Captain (10th);
    Herman High School Varsity Football Cheerleader Captain (12th);
  • Herman High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball Cheerleader (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th);
    Herman High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball Cheerleader Co-Captain (10th);
    Herman High School Varsity Basketball Cheerleader Captain (12th);
  • Herman High School Girls Choir Member (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th); and
    Herman High School Girls Choir Vice President (12th).

Honors and awards received included:

  • Herman High School Honor Roll
  • Perfect School Attendance (K through 12th);
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Students;
  • Lloyd Stock All Around Student Award
  • Karate-Black Belt 1st Degree
  • FCCLA - Gold Regional Award, Silver State Award, Star Events Judge;
  • Cheerleader Varsity Letter with Eight Bars – Co-Captain, Captain, Nominated for all American Cheerleader;
  • Herman Girl Scouts – Leadership Awards, Bronze Award, Silver Award, Gold Award (highest award attainable); and

Community or Other Service Activities included:

  • Member of St. Paul United Church of Christ
  • St. Paul United Church of Christ – New Orleans Mission Trip Participant
  • Herman Girl Scout Member (Grades 1 through 12)
  • Town and Country 4-H Grades 1 through 12
  • Town and Country 4-H Vice President (4 Years)
  • Community Service Worker for Herman High School – (FCCLA-31 hours, Cheerleading-77 hours, 4-H-35 hours, Concession Stand-12 hours, St. Paul UCC Mission Trip to New Orleans-134 hours, Girl Scouts-354 hours), and Teacher Helper Community Service Worker-135 hours.

Jayme works 15 hours per week at the Kaffee Haus.  Jayme babysits for neighbors and family friends.  Jayme helps her mother with laundry and other household chores.  Jayme wants to be a Special Education Teacher, a career path chosen from her life-changing volunteer experiences, specifically the time with Girl Scouts, cheerleading clinics, and the Mission Trip to New Orleans.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  1. Any graduating senior that has spent at least two years at their present high school may apply, or
  2. Any student currently attending a higher education institution.
  3. Applicant must have a parent that has worked for a MDTA Regular Member for at least three (3) years.
  4. The recipient must commence his or her education no later than September in the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  5. The recipient must attend an accredited university, college, nursing school, or similar multi-year (two or more years) institute of higher education and pursue a course of study leading to an academic degree.

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP

  • $500.00 per semester for one year, not to exceed $1,000.00.
  • The intent is to renew the scholarship for the second semester. The recipient must provide the Missouri Dump Truckers Association with copies of their grade reports at the completion of the first semester. Send grade reports to:

    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    Missouri Dump Truckers Association
    P.O. Box 757 Jefferson City, MO 65102

SELECTION:

  • A minimum of one recipient and one alternate will be selected. If the fund account permits, more than one scholarship may be awarded if there are other eligible applicants. If the fund account does not permit multiple winners, an alternate may be selected. The alternate will be eligible for the scholarship only if the winner does not enroll in the intended college (or comparable educational institution) but the alternate has enrolled as planned. If neither enrolls, no scholarship will be awarded for that year.
  • Although the intent is to award this scholarship every year, after reviewing the applications the committee may elect not to designate an alternate or may decide not to select any recipient for a given year.

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