Ashley Thompson (pictured above) has been named the recipient of the Delbert and Maradyl Facklam Scholarship. Ashley is a 2020 graduate of Teutopolis High School and plans to attend Wichita State University to study aerospace engineering.
The Delbert and Maradyl Facklam Scholarship is open to seniors at Teutopolis High School and is awarded based on an essay entitled “How I Plan to Give Back to My Community” as well as academic achievement and financial aid.
The scholarship was established by the late Delbert Facklam, for the purpose of perpetuating higher education opportunities for Teutopolis High School graduates in memory of the Teutopolis High School faculty and classmates of the Class of 1939. Mr. Facklam was born in Stewardson, Illinois and attended St. Michael’s School in Sigel until his senior year, where he attended Teutopolis High School. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Mr. Facklam lived most of his adult life in California. However, he never abandoned the regional area where he spent his earliest years.