Metro-east students get $10,000 boost toward college

Six metro-east students received a total of $10,000 toward their college expenses.

Two students from Belleville each won $2,000 from the Fisher House Foundation: Sydney Hornitschek and Ryan Halton.

About 5,000 students applied for the awards through the Scholarships for Military Children Program at commissary locations worldwide, according to a news release. Sydney and Ryan applied at Scott Air Force Base.

Four more local students won $1,500 each from the Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Mechanical Contractors, including:

▪  Chandler Douglas, of O’Fallon

▪  Josie Hogue, of Maryville

▪  Alexis Lugge, of Freeburg

▪  Michael Schrand, of Fayetteville

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