Seymour, Ind., Student Awarded Rumpke Scholarship

SEYMOUR, Indiana — Aug. 25, 2016 — While maintaining a 4.398 GPA throughout high school, Emma Wood of Seymour High School still found time to help the environment.

Wood was recognized with the 2016 Rumpke Medora Landfill Scholarship. The $1,000 award was presented at Seymour High School in Seymour, Indiana.

In high school, Wood remained extensively involved in many extra-curricular activities and community service projects, including 4-H, National Honor Society, tennis and Latin Club.  

Wood plans to attend Marian University in Indianapolis to study Elementary Education with a focus in ELL and Special Education.

“We are excited to award Emma Wood the annual Rumpke Medora Landfill Scholarship,” said Greg Beamer, regional vice president. “Emma is a hard worker who gives back to the community in many ways.”

The Rumpke Jackson County Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at any Jackson County high school pursuing a degree at an accredited institution. Previous recipients include:

  • 2015 – Marley Vehslage of Seymour High School
  • 2014 – Robert Levi Bays lll of Brownstown Central High School
  • 2013 – Kaelan J. Brennan of Seymour High School

This year, Rumpke awarded nearly $20,000 in scholarships to students in its service territory.

Rumpke has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. With its regional office and landfill in Wellston, Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Please visit for more information.


Jonathan Kissell

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