The Westerville Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2008 Jim Near High School Scholarship recipients. Each of the six students will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

The Westerville Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2008 Jim Near High School Scholarship recipients. Each of the six students will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

The recipients are: David Fosselman and Alexis Sweet, both of Westerville South High School, Michele Huffman of Worthington Christian High School, Eric Grady of Westerville North High School, Danyale Owen of Westerville Central High School and Colleen O'Connor of St. Francis DeSales High School.

Applicants were judged on the basis of academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteerism and community involvement. Applicants also wrote an essay explaining why the chamber should consider them for the award, and included a letter of recommendation from a teacher.