WILMINGTON — Wilmington High School senior Ashlynn Hickey was awarded the Randall J. Harris Scholarship in graduation ceremonies this spring.
Hickey, the daughter of Evan and Sherry Hickey, will attend Ohio Northern University where she plans to participate in track and field. She was a regional qualifier this year in the shot put. She also played volleyball and was a cheerleader for the boys’ basketball team.
Randall James (Randy) Harris, a 1971 graduate of WHS, was a staff sergeant for the United States Army, who was killed in a non-hostile, peace-time incident in Honduras on June 13, 1987 at the age of 34.
Harris was shot by a Honduran solider while on duty at the Palmerola Air Base, which was used to stage training exercises for about 1,200 U.S. regular, reserve and National Guard forces.
Harris was killed on the nine-year anniversary of beginning his military career at Fort McClellan, Ala.
The Harris scholarship is awarded annually to a WHS senior whose qualifications include being in the upper third of the graduating class; one who exhibits positive attributes of leadership, service and character; and someone who may or may not demonstrate financial need.
Contributions to the fund can be made to the scholarship in care of the Clinton County Foundation, POB 831, Wilmington, OH 45177.