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Cochrane Scholarship awarded

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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The Mildred (Brown) Cochrane and Kerht Cochrane Scholarship to Indiana State University has been awarded every four years to a senior from Shakamak and North Central high schools.

The scholarship provides full tuition and assistance toward books and housing.

Mrs. Mildred Brown Cochrane was born in Terre Haute in 1923. She earned her baccalaureate degree from ISU in 1946. She taught school for 30 years.

Mr. William Kerht Cochrane was born in Coalmont in 1914 and graduated from Coalmont High School. He attended Indiana University, where he majored in journalism.

A victim of polio at the age of 17, he was dependent upon crutches to aid in walking. His career included being employed as a journalist by the Louisville Courier Journal and the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette before entering business. At the time of his retirement in 1978, he was employed by Seaboard Finance.

The two were married for 29 years. They agreed that upon Mr. Cochrane's death, a scholarship fund would be established. He died in 1988 and his will provided for the establishment of the "Mildred (Brown) Cochrane and Kerht Cochrane Scholarship Fund."

As instructed, a selection committee was appointed to choose this year's recipient. Shakamak Jr.-Sr. High School recently announced the recipient this year is Jordan Borders.

Jordan is the son of Bruce and Lola Borders, Jasonville.

He plans to major in business.

While at Shakamak, he has been involved in National Honor Society, Student Council, BPA and the Academic Super Bowl. He also was chosen to represent Shakamak at Hoosier Boys' State last year.

Jordan works as a lifeguard at Shakamak State Park.



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