Pictured are (front row, from left) Cory Fischer, Ottoville, Nick Schmiesing, Columbus Grove, Allison Maas, Ottawa-Glandorf and Carrie Gerding, Kalida. In the back row are Gary Herman, Putnam County ESC, Jerry Rieman, Ken Rieman, Bill Rieman and Jan Osborn, Superintendent of Putnam County Schools.
Pictured are (front row, from left) Cory Fischer, Ottoville, Nick Schmiesing, Columbus Grove, Allison Maas, Ottawa-Glandorf and Carrie Gerding, Kalida. In the back row are Gary Herman, Putnam County ESC, Jerry Rieman, Ken Rieman, Bill Rieman and Jan Osborn, Superintendent of Putnam County Schools.
PUTNAM COUNTY - Four area high school seniors have been awarded Edward A. and Ettie M. Rieman scholarships for 2013. The awards, of $1,000 each, are presented by the Putnam County Educational Service Center to outstanding graduates of any Putnam County high school. Applicants are judged based on academic, community, athletic, church and civic achievements. Over the past 13 years, 50 Putnam County seniors have been awarded Rieman scholarships.

Cory Fischer of Ottoville High School has stellar academic credentials and ranks near the top of his class. Baseball, basketball, and band were just a few of his school activities. Outside of class he participated in the Boy Scouts as well as Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The son of Rick and Lori Fischer, Cory will be pursuing a degree in secondary education at BGSU.

Kalida High School's Carrie Gerding has excelled in both academics and sports. Not only did she attend Buckeye Girls State, but she also placed first in the state in the American Legion Americanism test. Carrie will continue her education in Computer Science Engineering at Ohio State University, and is the daughter of Mark and Mary Gerding.

Allison Maas is graduating from Ottawa-Glandorf High School with high honors while participating in numerous school activities. An accomplished pianist and band member, she also participated in 4-H and church events. Allison will be attending Penn State University this fall - majoring in early childhood education. Her parents are Steve and Kathy Maas.

Columbus Grove High School is proud to call Nick Schmiesing as one of its graduates. Not only is he a top scholar, he also competed in cross-country in high school all four years, and was a Buckeye Boys State delegate. He enjoys working with his local church youth group. The son of Charles and Kathy Schmiesing, he will be furthering his education in Mechanical Engineering.