Brandon Couch Leadership and Perseverance Award
Brandon, a 2003 graduate of New Palestine High School and a member of the football and wrestling teams, touched the lives of many during his short time on earth. Fellow athletes, coaches, and friends from New Palestine High School, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and the Hancock County 4-H community recognized him not only as an individual with integrity, but one who respected those in leadership roles. He often performed extraordinary acts of kindness and helpfulness to those around him.
To honor Brandon’s legacy his family established this fund in the form of two scholarships. The Brandon Couch Leadership and Perseverance Award must be given to students who have exhibited respect for leadership and who demonstrate extraordinary acts of kindness and helpfulness. Through their involvement in sports, qualified applicants have displayed integrity, dedication, and sportsmanship, and by doing so, motivated and inspired others through their behavior. Financial need may also be considered.
Applicants must be graduating seniors or past graduates of New Palestine High School, be in pursuit of or plan to pursue an accredited degree or certification at a post-secondary institution, have been involved in a high school sports program fulfilling a role including, but not limited to, at least one of the following: athlete, team manager, student trainer, and/or cheerleader; and exhibit the desire to better themselves through post-secondary education. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.