Local student Leea Persinger was awarded a $500 college scholarship at Union County Commissioners’ Aug. 5 meeting.

Association of Indiana Counties and Indianapolis-based tax sale facilitator SRI, Inc. award $500 scholarships to Indiana students with ties to county government. Persinger, daughter of Union County clerk Lori Persinger, is a 2022 Union County High School graduate and soon-to-be Purdue University freshman. Once on campus in mid-August, Persinger will study animal science and Spanish.

Pictured from left, front row: commissioner Barry Edwards, clerk Lori Persinger, Leea Persinger and Association of Indiana Counties deputy legislative director Dustin Renner. Back row: commissioner Howard Curry, SRI chief experience officer Zach Hughes and commissioner Tim Williams.