Parker Etzbach Wins 2022 John Ward Award

Jesse Lee ASP is excited to announce that the winner of the 2022 John Ward “Love in Action” Scholarship Award is Parker Etzbach.

Parker is a recent graduate of Wooster School and a 5-year participant of Appalachia Service Project. The earlier years Parker served as a youth volunteer and this past year he co-led a team in a young adult capacity. 

Parker is very involved in sports playing soccer and tennis.  At Wooster he was a Social Impact Executive Board Member where he helped plan service and community education opportunities for the Wooster community and bring service opportunities to Wooster students and faculty.   He also was a Student Ambassador, where he led tours for prospective students and represented Wooster in front of alumni and board members at events.

A member of Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, he also assists their Spirit Builders construct and assemble wheelchair ramps across Connecticut providing greater accessibility for the homebound. 

This fall Parker will be attending Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota where he plans to study chemistry.   We are very pleased to present him with this award.

John Ward

The John Ward Love in Action Award was established by Jesse Lee ASP in 2017 to honor John Ward’s 30th Appalachia Service Project Trip. It is a $1000 grant given each year to a high school senior who has participated in ASP and dedicated themself to other forms of community service.

Winners of the John Ward Award have been:

  • 2022 – Parker Etzbach
  • 2021 – Kate Fleming
  • 2020 – Matt Carpenter
  • 2019 – Miles Tullo
  • 2018 – Gillian Retter
  • 2017 – Petros Papadopolous