The Ripley team of First State Bank was pleased to present Michael Oberschlake with the Tom DeFosse Self-Reliant Award on June 7.
The annual award is given to a Ripley graduating senior who demonstrates outstanding self-motivation.
Tom DeFosse, a graduate of Ripley in 1966, served as a Marine and was the only soldier from Ripley who lost their life in the Vietnam Conflict. The annual award, established in remembrance of DeFosse, recognizes a graduate with outstanding potential.
“We were excited to be able to present this award to Michael,” said Gerry Schumacher, manager of First State Bank locations in Ripley and George-town. “He has already accomplished much success and we wish him the very best on all of his future endeavors,” said Schumacher.