The selection committee for the Christopher M. Potts Memorial Scholarship has chosen Elijah Mayes from Continental High School and Brooke Vennekotter from Kalida High School as the 2021 recipients of this $2000 college scholarship.
The Christopher M. Potts Memorial Scholarship was established out of love and respect for Chris Potts, a 1997 Continental High School graduate who died in an automobile accident on June 28th, 1997. Chris inspired and brought forth the best in everyone he knew. His friends and family hope to continue the touching of lives by this fine young man through this scholarship which is awarded annually to one CHS and KHS senior who demonstrate high moral character, strong academic commitment and leadership skills that Chris exemplified.
Elijah, a senior at Continental High School, is the son of Eugene and Michelle Mayes. Elijah plans to attend the Defiance College and major in Computer Science. Brooke, a senior at Kalida High School, is the daughter of Jeff and Marcia Vennekotter. Brooke has chosen to attend the University of Findlay to pursue a degree in Psychology with a minor in Special Education. After, she plans on continuing her education in graduate school for a Master’s degree in School Psychology.