Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship recipient announced


LANCASTER — The Larry A. Hart Memorial Scholarship Committee has announced it recently determined the scholarship recipient for 2023-24.

Andrew Wade was selected from several excellent candidates. Andrew is the son of Gregory and Tiffany Wade of Lancaster. He graduated from Fairfield Union High School, Hocking College and is presently attending West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Andy is majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources with emphasis in wildlife. He is following in the steps of his grandfather and father to become a 3rd generation Wildlife Officer in Ohio. Andy is an avid hunter, trapper, and angler. He is very big into conservation and wants to ensure future generations to be able to experience what he gets to enjoy today.

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

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

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