Lester B Swaney

The Clinton Christian Church has a scholarship fund available because of the late Lester B. Swaney. Mr. Swaney taught Vocational Agriculture and was the Clinton FFA Advisor for 39 years, starting in 1930 and retiring in 1969. He was an active member and Elder of the Church.  Upon his passing, his family established a scholarship through the Church for students attending the classes at the Clinton Technical School and Clinton High School, not necessarily limited to agriculture.

2022 Recipients of the Lester B. Swaney Scholarship

On behalf of the Clinton Christian Church, we are presenting three $500 scholarships to: Gentry Wishard, Jake Wirsig and Adam Walrath.

Gentry Wishard is the daughter of Angie & Brian Wishard, granddaughter of Mary Atchison and niece of Christa Atchison. She is currently completing her final season pitching for UCM Softball and will be attending Missouri State University in the fall working on her master's in social work.

Jake Wirsig is the son of Cindy & Blaik Wirsig, grandson of Mary Atchison and nephew of Christa Atchison. He is a Senior at CHS and will be attending Missouri S&T in the fall for engineering.

Adam Walrath is the son of Ranae & Doug Walrath and grandson of Bill & Donna Martin. He is a Senior at CHS and will be attending SFCC in the fall.

Jake & Gentry are pictured below together because they are cousins! Fun fact: Jake & Gentry's Grandpa, Gary Atchison, was a 4-year student of Mr. Swaney at CHS from 1960-1964!

Congratulations and best of luck to all!