Maplewood Richmond Heights senior, Michael Langston, was recognized last night for winning the Ryan Hummert scholarship award.
Langston said on Facebook, “Honored and humbled to be this year’s recipient of the Ryan Hummert Memorial Scholarship. Words can’t express my sincere gratitude to Maplewood Fire Chief Terry Merrell, the Hummert family, and my mom, dad, and brother. I can still remember that day back when Ryan was taken from us, and it will stay with me forever.”
The scholarship is a $1,000. Any MRH senior with a 3.0 or higher grade point average, and plans to go to college is eligible. An essay is required. Langston’s essay was, ‘The loss of Ryan Hummert through the eyes of a 9-year-old’.
The City of Maplewood keeps the Ryan Hummert Memorial Page in his honor.
Langston’s father, Mark Langston, was mayor when Hummer was shot by a sniper. Maplewood Fire Chief Terry Merrell presented the scholarship.