Letter to Editor

Thank you, Miami County!

The United Way of Miami County Board of Directors, Special Events Committee and staff would like to announce the recipients of this year’s Community of Character Scholarships.

The Community of Character Scholarship was open to any graduating student from Peru High School, Maconaquah High School, and North Miami High School, who plans to enroll in and attend a post-secondary program. The definition of character is values and traits that guide behavior for an individual or group encompassing all age levels. As high school students, this includes exhibiting positive student behaviors that will help you achieve not only your academic goals but also your life goals.

The scholarship committee based their decisions on the concept that one's CHARACTER does make a difference. As caretakers of the community, every man, woman, and child must promote high standards of personal and professional conduct. Behavior that is courteous, kind, lawful, moral, and ethical strengthens the community and enhances our ability to create a better quality of life. All citizens, young and old, need to commit to building a Community of Character.

This year’s Community of Character Scholarship received 15 applications from seniors attending Maconaquah, North Miami, and Peru School Corporations. We also extend a special thank you to the teachers and administrators who helped organize and encourage students to participate.   



Debi Wallick, Executive Director

Kellie Gochenour VP Special Events Committee Chair

United Way of Miami County, Inc.


Congratulations to this year’s United Way Community of Character recipients:

Maconaquah: Raygan Plothow

North Miami: Isaac Fouts

Peru: Madeline Weeks