CONVOY — The Black, Inc Outstanding Senior of Van Wert County award was given to Emily Adams of Crestview High School. She received the award Saturday evening at Crestview High School’s graduation ceremony from Bill Purmort, President and Chairman of the Board at Central Insurance Companies. The award is $2,000 plus a Black, Inc medallion.
This year marks the 69th anniversary of the Black, Inc. awards. Black, Inc was founded to help young people stay out of the “red ink”. It was founded in 1945 by Mr. L.G. Purmort who was President of the Central Insurance Companies. After L.G. passed away, he left funds in a trust to continue these awards. The trust is administered by the Van Wert County Foundation.