Wernimont Scholarship honors Atlantic man who served the community & school system


March 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Graduating Seniors at the Atlantic High School are eligible to apply for a $750 scholarship named after an Atlantic man who has helped many students become successful, including his own. The Al Wernimont Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Wernimont, who by all accounts, was a dedicated family man who invested a lot of time and energy in helping not only his children but many students in the Atlantic School system be successful.

Wernimont, who died last November at the age of 57, was also an excellent role model for student athletes and encouraged everyone to find good balance in their lives.  His generous spirit and willingness to always lend a hand touched many people in the community and beyond.

The memorial scholarship was established in his name to continue Wernimont’s traditional, giving nature, and make a difference in the lives of one more student each year. Applicants for the single, $750 scholarship must:  Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; Be active in their church and community or volunteerism; Provide a letter of reference attesting to their good moral character; And a copy of your college acceptance letter, along with a copy of your high school transcript. The completed form must be returned to the Atlantic High School Guidance Counselor’s Office by no later than April 19th.