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KHS Senior Receives Franklin B. Walter Scholarship

Posted on: April 12, 2024
Pictured L-R: Doug Leist, KHS Principal, Annika, Mrs. Guilfoyle, and Greg Sears, Kings Superintendent

Kings High School senior, Annika Kleinhenz has been named this year's recipient of the 9th annual Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award. She was honored in a luncheon sponsored by the Warren County Educational Service Center and attended by several Warren County officials and elected officials on Friday, April 12, 2024.

One student per Warren County school district attends the awards banquet. Recipients of this scholarship are selected by their academic achievement, personal accomplishments, and community service. Each recipient also chooses a mentor and recites a letter to their mentor during the awards luncheon. Annika's chosen mentor is Kings High School Art teacher, Angie Guilfoyle. In Warren County, each district’s recipient is awarded a $500.00 scholarship from the Warren County Educational Service Center. As Annika's chosen mentor, Mrs. Guilfoyle will receive a $250 stipend to be used for classroom/school use.

Annika is the daughter of Lucas and Stacy Kleinhenz. She is ranked in the top 10 in the Class of 2024. Annika participated in an architecture internship with the Monkey Bar & Grille playing a role in the design of the upper-level patio lounge and new bar and restaurant location. She illustrated a book called His Name is Everett, published in August 2023, and has volunteered nearly 100 community service hours. She plans to study Architecture at the University of Florida or North Carolina State University.

The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award was established in 1989 by Ohio’s County Superintendents to recognize student achievement and promote academic accomplishment. One senior from each of Ohio’s eighty-eight counties receives this prestigious honor each year.

Congratulations to Annika on this prestigious honor! 

Pictured L-R: Doug Leist, KHS Principal, Annika, Mrs. Guilfoyle, and Greg Sears, Kings Superintendent