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Dale W. Dickson Scholarship awards support to Alexa Abrams of Freeport

A first-year Muskingum University student has been awarded financial support from the Dale W. Dickson Endowed Scholarship Fund. Alexa Abrams, a 2011 Buckeye Trail High School graduate from Freeport, will begin her studies at Muskingum this fall, where she plans to pursue a major in early childhood education. She is the daughter of Angela and Jack Abrams of Freeport.

As a high school student, Alexa played volleyball, basketball and softball. She was inducted into National Honor Society, was a member of Student Council and was chosen as a Student of the Month at Buckeye Trail. Away from the classroom, she attended state conferences on leadership and ethics and was involved as a Relay for Life volunteer for five years.

The Dale W. Dickson Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1998, following his death, by his family, friends and the Mace Club, a social club at Muskingum. Dickson, who graduated from Muskingum in 1965, was a member of the Mace Club and served on its advisory board after his graduation. The purpose of the fund is to make it financially possible for deserving and qualified students, preferably from Guernsey County, to attend Muskingum University.

Dickson was a teacher and coach at Meadowbrook High School, Cambridge High School, Cloverleaf High School near Cleveland and Mt. Vernon High School. Beginning in 1986, he was employed by Cambridge Savings Bank, where he served as vice president and secretary and as a board member of Camco Mortgage. He also was the high school football coach of Cambridge native Dom Capers, who is defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. Capers also won Coach of the Year honors in the NFL as head coach of the Carolina Panthers.

Dickson was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club, the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Board, the Guernsey County United Way campaign and the board of directors of the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center. In tribute to his college athletic career, he was inducted into the Muskingum University Hall of Fame in 1993.