Chaya Lynch wins 2020 Blakesley Scholarship

Community Foundation of Elkhart County has awarded the eighth John G.
Blakesley Mathematical Excellence Scholarship for 8th Graders to Chaya Lynch. She is the daughter of
Katrina Wedel and the late Michael Lynch. She is a graduating eighth grade student Northridge
Middle School.

This is a renewable scholarship applied toward a four-year degree at an accredited United States
college or university following Chaya’s high school graduation. The John G. Blakesley Mathematical
Excellence Scholarship for 8th Graders awards $1,250 a year for each of four years for a total award of
$5,000.

Each public and private middle school/junior high in Elkhart County was invited to nominate one
student that demonstrated exceptional aptitude in mathematics and completed math honors
coursework. Nominees were evaluated on the basis of academic performance (including grades and
course load), extracurricular and civic involvement, career goals and unusual circumstances.

May 20, 2020