Dater Foundation Success Stories
Dater High Seniors Earn Dater Scholarships
A highlight of the Senior Awards Program at Gilbert A. Dater High School May 17 was the announcement of the five Charles H. Dater Foundation scholarship recipients for the Class of 2004.
Students and their parents sat on the edges of their seats as Foundation President and Director David Olberding announced the recipients of $2,500 scholarship awards renewable annually as long as progress is made toward graduation.
The scholarship recipients and the colleges they plan to attend -- Lauren Hicks (Xavier), Rene Rousseau University of Cincinnati), Ebony Seymour (Ohio State University), Victoria Smallwood (University of Cincinnati), and William Stoffel (Hanover).
Olberding and Directors Jack Frank and Bruce Krone accepted a recognition from the school.
The scholarship awards continue a long relationship between the Dater Foundation and the schools that bear the name of Charles' 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 Eby enlisted the Foundation's support and the school was allowed to retain the Dater name.
The class of 2004 is the school's second graduating class, and they are raising eyebrows in education circles. Nearly 90 percent of the 100 graduating seniors will go to college, and they earned scholarship awards of more than $600,000.