Oestreich receives Commerce Bank Scholarship

William Woods University student Taylor Oestreich of Fulton,
Mo., is the recipient of the 2012 Commerce Bank Scholarship for $1,000 through
Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF). This scholarship is awarded to students with
demonstrated contributions to their school.

Missouri Colleges Funds assists private colleges and
universities in Missouri by working with private donors to secure scholarship
Oestreich is a junior at William Woods University, majoring
in special education. He is corresponding secretary of Phi Gamma Delta, a
Freshman Advantage Mentor and an Orientation Mentor. He was named one of three
Outstanding Freshmen of the Year in 2011.
He also is a Special Olympics coach, a cause near and dear to
his heart. Oestreich says the youngsters he coached in Special Olympics made
him want to spend his life working with children who are not as fortunate as
others. He says they teach him how to be respectful and enjoy the small things
in life.