Towpath Masonic Lodge awards 6 scholarships to high school seniors

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 3 June 2021 at 7:47 am

Six graduating seniors in three local high schools have been chosen to receive scholarships from the Towpath Masonic Lodge.

Those who will receive $200 each are Hannah Kenward, a geometry major, and Alwyn Cayea, a mechanical drawing major, both at Medina High School; Isaac Becker and Dylan Jisa, both geometry and engineering majors at Lyndonville High School; and Elliana Brown, a geometry major, and Carter Green, an architectural drawing major, both at Royalton-Hartland High School in Middleport.

The scholarships are given in honor of the late Orren Roberts, a longtime member of the Medina/Towpath Masonic Lodge, who was passionate about helping students in their quest to go to college. Money in the scholarship fund has been donated in Roberts’ name and by the estate of the late Medina native Laverne Ehrenreich, also a longtime Mason, said Scott Mason of Medina, secretary of the Towpath Lodge.

Mason said students were selected from the three schools, because they represent the villages of Medina, Lyndonville and Middleport, whose combined lodges make up the Towpath Lodge. Coordinating the scholarship awards was Jonathan Incho of Medina, Ray Feller II of Lyndonville and Herb Koenig of Middleport.

Mason explained these students were chosen for the scholarships because the principles of Freemasonry are based upon the sciences of Geometry and Engineering.

“Geometry guides us through the measurement process and Engineering directs us in the building of dwellings,” Mason said. “Freemasonry therefore uses the principles and philosophies of these disciplines to build men of good character.”