Both graduated in June 2014 and are freshmen at IU East this fall. Truette is a graduate of Centerville Senior High School and Lemar is a graduate of Richmond High School.
Truette will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an interest in practicing children’s psychology. She is the daughter of Melinda Odom-Lehman of Centerville, Ind.
While at Centerville Senior High School, Truette was a member of the cheerleading, track and field, and volleyball teams, as well as Eastern Indiana Model Legislature, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and The National Honor Society.
Lemar is pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work. He is the son of Holly Lemar and Kevin Lemar. He is a resident of Richmond, Ind.
While in high school, Lemar was a member of the soccer team and participated in theater, show choir, Ultimate Frisbee, varsity club, French club and the science club.
The Lingle Scholar award was established by Paul and Pat Lingle in 2005 in order to keep the best and brightest youth in Wayne County.
The scholarship is given to an incoming freshman student who has also been accepted to the IU East Honors Program, an academic program that provides an intellectually enriched curriculum for highly motivated students. Applicants must undergo an interview process with the Honors Program committee as well as with the Lingles.
Recipients receive a $2,000 annual scholarship over four years.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, Honors Program director, at (765) 973-8521 or visit online at iue.edu/honors.