Former LHS Academic and Athletic Standout Funds New ScholarshipThe Cass County Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship for Logansport High School students funded by former LHS academic and athletic standout, Lance Binder who graduated in the class of 1974. While at LHS, Binder was a top student who participated in three sports: tennis, baseball and wrestling and earned five varsity letters. An excellent student, Binder went on to earn a BS from Purdue in 1978 in Chemical Engineering and worked for Exxon USA in Louisiana before assuming a position at NSAI in 1983 where he is now Executive Vice President.
Now residing in Dallas with his wife Cathy, a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana and daughter Alexandra, 15, Binder was back home in Logansport last year visiting. He was enjoying dinner with his high school buddy, Ed Wilkinson when the idea of a scholarship was discussed. The result of that dinner is The Lance and Cathy Binder Student Athletic Scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the spring of 2012 and will be a $1,000 annually renewable award for a total of $4,000. Criteria for the award include a 3.0 GPA, financial need, and participation as a varsity athlete in more than one sport. Binder said, "We are very happy that we can give something back to the place and kids where I grew up and hopefully make a positive difference in some deserving kids' lives."
CCCF board chair, Joyce Eshelman stated, "we are so honored that Ed Wilkinson thought of us and shared our work with Mr. Binder who obviously still has great love and affection for his hometown. The Binder family gift will change the life of one more Cass County student and we are grateful to be a part of their generosity."