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County GOP, Shireman Construction to award civics scholarship to senior

Shireman Construction and the Harrison County Republican Party are accepting applications for the fourth annual James L. Shireman Civics Scholarship.

The $500 competitive scholarship is open to high school seniors living in Harrison County. Scholarship applications are centered around a letter addressed to the speaker of the Lincoln Day Dinner, the annual gathering of the Harrison County Republican Party.

This year’s speaker will be United States Sen. Mike Braun. Acceptable topics for the letter include issues presently facing the federal government, issues before Congress or an issue the student believes should be addressed by the senator.

The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, March 29, at 5 p.m. The winner will be chosen by a committee and will be given two complementary tickets to attend the annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Monday, April 6, where Braun will present the $500 scholarship to the winner.

The scholarship is named in honor of James L. Shireman, the founder of Shireman Construction, a Marine Corps veteran and former chairman of the Harrison County Republican Party.

“Jim Shireman had a deep commitment to the future of our country and the engagement of citizens in our government,” Scott Fluhr, Harrison County Republican Party chairman, said. “This scholarship continues his proud legacy of civic and community involvement.”

Applications for the scholarship are being distributed to high schools in the county and are also available online at