Leaman, Pauline (McClish) Scholarship Fund
For a West Noble High school senior entering a four-year college program to pursue a career in education, with an interest in math or a related area. Must have a high school grade point average of 2.00 or above. Pays $500 one-time. (cfnc)
Donor Fund Story:
Pauline (McClish) Leaman was born in 1943 and was raised in Rome City. She graduated from Manchester College, became a math teacher at West Noble High School, and married Dean McClish. She re-married in 1998 to Will Leaman.
She had a bubbly personality and was very kind and courteous. Pauline was always willing to help people and her students loved her. She was a concerned teacher and was interested in her students and their well being. Sometimes she was even a little ornery. Bonnie Edgell, a friend of Pauline, said “She was just a dynamic person.”
Later on in her life she became the Assistant Principal at West Noble High School for over 5 years. One of the biggest things she wanted to accomplish was to be happy and make others happy. She also wanted to make her students well-rounded individuals and wanted them to accomplish something in their future.
Besides teaching, Pauline was involved in the community by belonging to Delta Kappa Gamma, a society of women in teaching. Along with the local society, she also belonged to the state division of this society and held various positions. She also belonged to Business Professional Women in Kendallville.
This scholarship fund was created in memory of Pauline, who passed away in 1999. Her husband Will wanted to honor her with this fund. He lives in Arizona, so Bonnie, helped him set it up at the Community Foundation of Noble County.