Angeline C. PhillipsAngeline C. Phillips

FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown High School Alumni Scholarship Fund’s “Bring Gus Home” Campaign that began July 1, 2017, has not only been successful in bringing Gus (the moose) home to the Fredericktown Schools, but, also, in the establishment of three new named scholarships.

The most recent named scholarship, which will be awarded to a 2019 FHS graduate, the Phillips-Frye Scholarship, honors the lives of John R. and Angelene C. Phillips and Fred C. and Ruth L. Frye, long-time residents of the Fredericktown area.

Special recognition is given to the teaching career of Angelene Phillips for her 12 years as a home economics teacher at FHS, followed by her serving as commercial foods instructor at the Knox County Joint Vocational School, and later as an Ohio State University Extension Agent for Knox County. She retired in 1983, but is still remembered as a favorite teacher by many of her students, 4-H members and their parents.

Further recognition through the Phillips-Frye Scholarship is for the long, active community service of Fred C. Frye, working through the Lions Club, Salvation Army, and First Baptist Church, among others.

Frye served eight years on the Fredericktown School Board, which, over 50 years ago, had the foresight to buy the large tract of land which allowed for the construction of recent and present school buildings and athletic facilities.

By establishing the Phillips-Frye Scholarship, Gary Frye (FHS ’60) and Sharon Phillips Frye (FHS ’62), they are not only keeping the name of their loved ones alive in the community, but, also ensuring that funds will be available in the future for FHS graduates.

The previously announced named scholarship from the “Bring Gus Home” Campaign are the Eyster Scholarship honoring the lives of Otho S. and Iris Jeanne (Moree) Eyster and the Gold Star Parents Scholarship honoring the the parents of local young people who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our country. These scholarships were awarded to the 2018 FHS graduates.

More information is available by emailing Roger Davis at, viewing the FHS Scholarship Facebook page, or the web page



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