South Central Community Foundation in Pratt is pleased to announce Sydney Koirth, Kayla Flora, and Kara Bower are the 2019 John F. and Susan M. Cromer Scholarship recipients. This scholarship is awarded to a Skyline High School graduate who is majoring in cosmetology, nursing or business.  
Sydney Koirth, daughter of Candace Koirth, was also a 2018 Cromer recipient. She is currently attending Fort Hays State University and majoring in Medical Diagnostic Imaging. Sydney is a member of Fort Hays State University National Society of Collegiate Scholars and volunteers at the Elk Chapter.
Kayla Flora, daughter of Michael and Sarah Flora, is a 2019 graduate of Skyline High School. She was involved in sports, a mentor through the Youth Core mentorship program and member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kayla will be attending the University of Kansas and majoring in Nursing.
Kara Bower, daughter of Tori Plucker, is also a 2019 graduate of Skyline High School. She was involved in basketball, a regional choir soloist, and obtained her CNA certification. Kara will be attending Wichita State University and majoring in business.
Susan Mercedes Downtain was born on a farm near the city of Kiowa, Kansas. She married John F. Cromer at the age of 18 and had six children by the age of 31.  Susan worked hard to take care of her family, and sold milk, cream, and eggs, took in ironing and sold Stanley products to supplement the family income. She worked in the Sawyer telephone office for several years after which she started a rest home for senior citizens, which she owned and operated until her retirement.  Susan was known for her excellent memory of family and community history.  She loved to write poetry and wrote numerous unpublished poems.  Susan drew great strength from her strong faith in the Lord throughout her life.
The John F. and Susan M. Cromer Scholarship was funded by Gary M. Cromer and is awarded through the South Central Community Foundation, a Community Foundation which covers seven south central Kansas counties. For more information about the Foundation, please call 620-672-7929.