Larry A. Hart Memorial recipient announced


R-H staff



PREBLE COUNTY — The Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship Committee announced they recently determined the recipient for 2017.

Jacob Schott was chosen from several excellent candidates. Schott is the son of Jim and Kelly Schott of Vickery, Ohio. He is a 2017 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.

In the coming school year, he will attend The Ohio State University’s ATI campus in Wooster where he will major in fisheries and wildlife management. He will then attend the main campus in Columbus to finish out his bachelor’s degree and obtain a master’s degree in fisheries.

Throughout high school, Jacob was involved in sports and extracurricular activities, including football, track, National Honor Society, and his church. He excelled in football where he was named captain and finished second team all-conference as an offensive/defensive lineman. He was also the Vice President of the National Honor Society and held many other leadership roles throughout the school. Outside of school and sports, Jacob is an avid outdoors-man who enjoys hunting, fishing, and trapping. After college, Jacob hopes to become a Fisheries Biologist and work around Lake Erie.

The Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Ohio Wildlife Officer’s Lodge #143 of the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club in Preble County. The scholarship is available to those persons who are graduating or have graduated from an accredited high school, and will enroll, or are enrolled in an accredited college majoring in Law Enforcement or Natural Resources Studies.

This scholarship was established in Memory of Wildlife Officer Larry A. Hart. At the time of his death, Larry Hart was a 30 year veteran of the Ohio Department of Wildlife. Those in the professions of Wildlife Management and Law Enforcement recognize his integrity and his commitment to service and conservation.

R-H staff