Students chosen for FFVF trip
Following interviews with judges last week, eight Chase County High School students were chosen to make the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) trip to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. next spring.
Brian Bell, Suzanne Kasselman, Mason Holmes, Justin German, Michael May, Bridget Langin, Anna Bauerle and Sam Haarberg were chosen from 11 applicants.
Bell and Kasselman will receive 80 percent scholarships, with Holmes as alternate. The other students will receive 40 percent scholarships.
Sponsors will be Mark and Renae Bottom.
The trip will take place April 22-28, with three days in Washington, D.C. prior to workshops at the FFVF campus near Philadelphia.
FFVF raises money to fund the trip through the annual Christmas House, which was held Saturday at the home of Steve and Terry Yost.
A total of $2,500 was raised through the sale of baked goods and craft items, plus the raffle prizes.
Dawn Castle won the spa package raffle, which consisted of services and products from Color Box, Klassy Kreations and Bella.
Garneta Bauerle and Mark Spady each won a door ornament crafted by Pixie Dust Creation.
Ways and Means Chairman Carrie Terryberry called the Christmas House fundraiser a success.