Help Support the Mick Telkamp '87 Scholarship
Please consider a donation to the Michael P. Telkamp (Mick) Scholarship. This is a $1,500 scholarship that will be given in Mick's honor to a worthy senior at Oak Hills High School who is pursuing a career in the arts.
Make checks payable to OHAEF and mail to:
Oak Hills Alumni & Educational Foundation
6325 Rapid Run Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233
On the memo line please indicate Mick Telkamp Scholarship.
2019 ~ Madeline Schwoeppe
From Steve Groh on May 15, 2019:
"Last night I was thrilled to present the 4th Michael P. Telkamp scholarship to Madeline Schwoeppe. I have known Maddie throughout her high school career. She was one of my AP photo students and she pretty much ran Art Club for the past two years. She was an excellent student and always had a cheerful attitude...despite my nitpicking of her objectively awesome photos. The world needs more intelligent and passionate advocates for the arts, so I am excited to report that she is heading off to NKU to pursue a degree in Art Education. In fact, she told me she was gunning for my job! First, you must take the pebble from my hand, grasshopper. I wish you all the best, Maddie! You were truly a fun student to have in class."
2018 ~ Grace Wagner
From Steve Groh:
In November of 2015, I lost one of my best friends. His name was Michael Patrick Telkamp but all of his friends knew him as Mick. He was a year ahead of me at Oak Hills (a member of the class of ‘87) and we were friends for almost 30 years. When he was a high school student, Mick was very involved in Drama and the Choir and remained a lover of all the arts throughout his life. In fact, in the late 1990s, he and his brother Jamie were the owners and operators of “The Movies Repertory Theater” on Race Street, Cincinnati’s last downtown commercial movie theater. He later would go on to work for HGTV...exploring the culinary arts and numerous other creative pursuits.
After his untimely passing, his friends and family got together and worked to raise money in the hopes of putting together a $1,500 scholarship for a student interested in pursuing an arts-related career. For the past two years the scholarship has gone to students pursuing the visual arts, this year was the first year it was awarded to someone pursuing musical theater.
We always have many impressive and worthy candidates to select from and I am sure Mick would be thrilled to know that part of his legacy has been helping some of these hard-working creative students achieve their dreams. This year's recipient is an AP scholar graduating with highest honors, she was an active member of Drama Club throughout her four years here and was actively involved in all of the plays and performances...singing, acting, costuming, dancing, directing...you name it. Ladies and Gentlemen, (drum roll) .... I present future Ball State student and future theatre director… Grace Wagner. Congratulations!