GHS graduate receives Matthew England Memorial Scholarship
Gainesville High School graduate Ruthanne Elizabeth Doebler has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Pfc. Matthew J. England Memorial Scholarship. Ruthanne plans to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia this fall where she will major in biology/pre-medical. She ended her senior year with 4.1 grade point average while taking a variety of college preparatory and dual-enrollment courses.
The Matthew J. England Memorial Scholarship fund, administered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, was established by England’s mother Pamela Hengen after he was killed in action in An Najah province, Iraq, on June 8, 2011, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.