Anonymous (Bruce and Shirley Bookmyer Scholarship)
Bruce and Shirley Bookmyer grew up in Apple Creek, Ohio where they both worked in the family restaurant after Bruce’s father passed away at an early age. With humble beginnings, both were instilled with a strong work ethic and a giving spirit for those who struggle through challenging times. Remaining near family was an important value, so after they were married they moved to Ashland where Bruce became an accountant with Hess & Clark and Shirley worked in the school cafeteria at Edison Elementary while continuing to help in the family restaurant on weekends. Family, friends and their faith in God have all shaped their lives. They will often be found dropping what they are doing to help someone in need. This scholarship is intended to bless someone who exhibits a strong work ethic but may be going through difficult circumstances in life. As we often hear from Shirley…In God We Trust!