EATON — Miranda Lee, a 2016 graduate of Eaton High School, has been named this year’s recipient of the G. Matthew Henry Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 awarded each year to a promising Eaton graduating senior.
The scholarship is named for Matt Henry, a 1993 Eaton graduate who died at the age of 25, while playing basketball in June 2000. According to friends and family, he was a loyal friend to many, a dedicated student, and a role model for his peers.
Henry’s parents George and Debbie Henry, and sister Michelle Lovely, established the fund in memory of his pursuit of integrity and academic excellence. Prior to his death, Matthew graduated from DePauw University in 1997 and worked as a manager for Procter & Gamble.
The scholarship award was presented at the Eaton High School awards assembly by Kevin Schaeffer, a close friend of Matthew’s.
Lee, the daughter of Andrea Lee, will attend The Ohio State University in the fall. She plans to major in marketing with a minor in statistics.