Hutsell, Alan Scholarship Fund
For a West Noble High School senior pursuing advanced education in emergency services involving fire, police, criminal justice and/or EMS. One-time payment of about $500. (DA-1)
Donor Fund Story:
Mr. Hutsell believed that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Mr. Hutsell, a lifelong native of the Cromwell area, began his career with the Sparta Township Fire Department in 1957, at the age of 22. He was a volunteer who moved through the ranks of the department to become Secretary-Treasurer, and eventually Chief. He was still an active volunteer fireman at the time of his death in 1996 at the age of 61.
Some of the highlights of Alan’s career as a fireman were acquiring new fire trucks for the department; sharing the department with his sons, John and Joe (he also had a daughter Janie); coordinating and shooting the annual fireworks display on Lake Wawasee; and many water ball contests.
Alan believed that people should help others – on a daily basis – and always encouraged young people to reach out to help others. He believed that caring for others and being involved in your community was a talent that everyone needed to learn and share.
He often commented that anyone can help another, even if it was just by being there to listen. It is no surprise that his children grew up to be members of the US military, a law enforcement officer, and a teacher. In the same belief, the Hutsell family and the Sparta Township Fire Department has put this scholarship in place to help other young people on their path to a career that helps the community as well as a way of honoring Alan for a life of service and dedication to others.
Family and friends of Alan established the scholarship fund at the Noble County Community Foundation in December 1997 in honor of Alan to be awarded to a West Noble High School senior pursuing advanced education in emergency services involving fire, police and/or EMS.