Dater Foundation Success Stories
Dater High Seniors Awarded Scholarship
A highlight of the Senior Awards Program at Gilbert A. Dater High School May 22 was the announcement of the five Charles H. Dater Foundation scholarship recipients for the Class of 2007.
Students and their parents waited anxiously as Foundation President Officers Bruce Krone announced the recipients of $2,500 scholarship awards, which are renewable annually as long as progress is made toward graduation.
The scholarships are awarded through the Cincinnati Scholarship Fund, which selects recipients in consultation with the school. The scholarship recipients, with the school they will attend and planned course of study:
Tamara Ballou – College of Mt. St. Joseph, nursing.
Jamie Burnette – College of Mt. St. Joseph, accounting.
Demeitrius Harper-Edwards – University of Cincinnati, construction management.
Elizabeth Lucas – Defiance College, forensic science.
John Spain – University of Cincinnati, arts and sciences.
The scholarship awards continue a long relationship between the Dater Foundation and the school that bears the name of Charles Dater’s grandfather Gilbert. When Dater Junior High gave way to Dater Montessori, Principal Dr. Beverly Eby convinced the school district to establish a college preparatory school on the west side of Cincinnati. Original plans called for another name, but Dr. Eby enlisted the Foundation’s support and the school was allowed to retain the Dater name. Martha Dupree-Gibson is the current principal.
The class of 2007 is the school’s fifth graduating class, and they are raising eyebrows in education circles. Ninety-two percent of the 100 graduating seniors plan to attend college or enter the military, and they were offered scholarship awards totaling $1,025,000.
Past scholarship award winners include:
2006 -- Channelle Bonds, Derris Cameron, Amber Hornsby, John Kerkhoff, Steven Sherritt and Sarah Un.
2005 -- Jamar Brantley, Chazerrique Broach, Kari Frampton, Cierra Goodloe, Michael Miller and Jennifer Rankin.
2004 -- Lauren Hicks, Rene Rousseau, Ebony Seymour, Victoria Smallwood and William Stoffel.
Joining Bruce Krone at the awards ceremony were Foundation Directors John Silvati, Jack Frank and Amanda Lenhart.