Aaron Duncan earns Milroy Alumni Association Scholarship

Submitted photoPictured from left to right are Aaron Duncan, Joann Ryle Cox, Judy Ryle Baskerville and Jim Boling.

The winner of the 2019 Milroy Alumni Association Scholarship is Aaron Duncan, son of Craig and Mary (Ward) Duncan.

Aaron plans to attend IUPUI (Purdue School of Engineering and Technology), where he will major in mechanical or civil engineering. He explained that he has always liked to “learn how things work” and to try to make them “more efficient.”

Aaron has achieved academic success at RCHS and has been involved in several extra-curricular activities, including soccer, baseball, SADD, International Club and Key Club. His academic awards include Honor Roll, National Honor Society, and Varsity Scholars.

Aaron is only the second student to graduate from RCHS with a dual diploma – Academic Honors and Technical Honors. The first student to achieve this honor was Aaron’s brother Ethan (2017 recipient of the Milroy Alumni Association Scholarship).

Aaron’s involvement in the community has been stellar.

Most recently, Aaron has worked to collect baseball/softball cleats and other equipment for those who want to play these sports but lack basic equipment. He has also been organizing a shoe drive for Changing Footprints.

As described by one of his references, Aaron “leads by example and is constantly demonstrating his belief in hard work.”

This year’s Milroy Alumni Scholarship was sponsored by Jim Boling in memory of his friend John Ryle. Both Jim and John graduated from Milroy High School in 1968, the last graduating class from MHS.

The scholarship is offered to RCHS graduating seniors who attended Milroy Elementary School.

The candidates must have a 3.0 grade point average and proof of acceptance at a college or university.